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SHIRP: Physicians

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Resources for Physicians

CMA Canadian Medical Association CPG Infobase

CMA Guideline for Opioid Therapy and chronic noncancer pain

CPSS College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Opioid Substitution Therapy Guidelines and Standards

SCA Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Clinical Practice Guidelines

Do Bugs Need Drugs? (online version)

TOP Toward Optimized Practice (Alberta) Clinical Practice Guidelines

DIABETES Canada Full Guidelines and Quick Reference Guide

HYPERTENSION Canada Guidelines (also available as a mobile app - open the link and scroll to the bottom of the Hypertension page)

OSTEOPOROSIS Canada Guidelines

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Published Guidelines

THROMBOSIS Canada Clinical Guides (also available as a mobile app)


Canadian CARDIOVASCULAR Society Guideline Library

Canadian Association of RADIOLOGISTS Practice Guidelines

Canadian OPHTHAMOLOGICAL Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

Canadian PAEDIATRIC Society Clinical Tools and Resources

Society of OBSTETRICIANS & GYNECOLOGISTS of Canada - full CPG's published before Jan 1, 2016

Guidelines published after Jan 1, 2016 may be requested at no charge from the University of Saskatchewan Library

Canadian Society of NEPHROLOGY Tools for Detection, Monitoring and Referral of CKD

Canadian THORACIC Society Guidelines

Canadian UROLOGICAL Association Guidelines


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Guidelines

NICE Clinical Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

Here are just a few of the databases available through SHIRP. To access all of our databases, click on SHIRP Databases A-Z



Drugs in Pregnancy & Lactation 11th ed 2017

AHFS Drug Information

AccessMedicine Drug Monographs

Therapeutics Letter (bi-monthly newsletter from UBC Dept of Pharmacology & Dept of Family Practice providing practical information on drug therapy)

Natural Medicines


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
Quick Reference
AccessMedicine (contains over 60 medical books) Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017
5 Minute clinical Consult  2018 edition DSM-5 ®5th Ed 2013
Merck Manual - Professional Version Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 9th Edition 2015
Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests 10th Ed 2015  
Specialty texts
Clinical Anesthesia 7th Ed 2013 Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine8th Ed 2016
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Ed 2015 Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension 10th Ed 2015
Principles of Critical Care 4th Ed 2015 DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer10th Ed 2015
CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine 4th Ed 2015 Schwartz's Principles of Surgery 10th Ed 2015
Vander's Renal Physiology 8th Edition 2013 Williams Obstetrics 24th Edition 2014

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

5 Minute Clinical Consult 2018 

Medscape - browse by Specialty

2 Minute Medicine

ACP Journal Club

Clinical Queries on PubMed (pre-filtered to find Systematic Reviews)

Cochrane Library  

Evidence-Based Medicine (BMJ)

Therapuetic Initiative Evidence Reviews (UBC initiative from the Dept of Pharmacology and Dept of Family Practice to provide practical information on drug therapy)

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Latest from Evidence-Based Medicine (BMJ)


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