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SHIRP: Physicians

Homepage for the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP)

New! CPS App

The CPS Mobile app is now available to SHIRP users. 
Get your download code and instructions.

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

  • CPS (Formerly RxTx) 

  • 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

AccessMedicine (contains over 60 medical books)

Merck Manual - Professional Version

DSM-5 ®5th Ed 2013

Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2018

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

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.

Cover art Dynamed  (no wifi necessary)

To download the Dynamed app:

  • Sign in to SHIRP's webpage. 
  • Next, click on Dynamed and either sign in or register an account.
  • Once registered, go to the App store, download Dynamed and sign in. From here, the app should successfully load

Request an Article

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

Request an Article

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SHIRP Office
Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan,
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4
(306) 966-1753

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