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SHIRP: Physicians

Homepage for the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP)

Information for ACFP Physicians

Physicians who are covered under the Provincial Academic Clinical Funding Plan (ACFP) have access to all electronic resources (databases, electronic journals and Data Library Services data files) licensed by the University of Saskatchewan Library (including SHIRP resources), as well as the University Library’s interlibrary loan service via their University Network Services ID (NSID) and password.

Forgot/don’t know your NSID and password?

Physicians who are not ACFP contractors can apply for SHIRP and/or SHA Library accounts to access resources

Resources for Physicians

Below are some of the databases available through SHIRP. To access all of our databases, click on SHIRP Databases A-Z


RxFiles ABX Viral Prescription Pad in common languages

  • Therapeutics Letter (bi-monthly newsletter from UBC Dept of Pharmacology & Dept of Family Practice providing practical information on drug therapy)
SHIRP has over 300 e-books in its collection. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIPUse double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "Harrison's principles"


Quick Reference

5 Minute Clinical Consult 2019 edition

Merck Manual - Professional Version

AccessMedicine (contains over 60 medical books)

Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2018

DSM-5 ®5th Ed 2013

Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests 10th Ed 2015

Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 9th Edition 2015

Specialty Texts

Clinical Anesthesia 7th Ed 2013

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery 10th Ed 2015

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine 4th Ed 2015

Tinitinalli's Emergency Medicine 8th Ed 2016

Devita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer 10th Ed 2015

Vander's Renal Physiology 8th Ed 2013

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed

Williams Obstetrics 25th Ed

Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension 10th Ed 2015


See the Apps for Mobile Devices page for more mobile apps.

Dynamed Plus  (no wifi necessary)

To download the Dynamed Plus app:

  • On any computer or mobile device open the online version of Dynamed Plus
  • Click or tap "Get Dynamed Plus Mobile App" link on the left side of the page under Spotlight
  • Enter your email address (work or home but accessible from your mobile device) and click Send
  • Open your email on your mobile device and look for an email with the subject "Dynamed Plus mobile app download instructions" and open it
Tap on the links to 1) download the app from either iTunes or Google Play and 2) tap the authentication key. The key is valid for 48 hours. If you do not authenticate within that time you can re-send yourself the email. Refresh using the email push every 6 months. You can install DMP on up to three devices using the same email address

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If an article you want is not in the SHIRP collection, we can get it for you free of charge from another library.

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SHIRP Office
Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan,
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4
(306) 966-8290

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