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House Staff Guide to Library Resources/GME

This guide is for NYU Langone House Staff, Residency Directors and GME Administrators to assist House Staff in meeting the ACGME Practice-based Learning and Improvement competency goals 6, 7 and 8.

Incidence & Prevalence Database

The Incidence and Prevalence Database (IPD) is the most efficient way to look at the world’s epidemiology data. The IPD covers over 4,500 diseases, procedures, symptoms and other health issues for incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity, treated or diagnosed rates, cost and much more.

Some of the main features of the Incidence and Prevalence Database include:

  • 4,500 diseases and procedures
  • Updated every 4 weeks
  • Every data citation attached to its original source

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.  

Additional databases within Natural Standard include: Foods, Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparable Effectiveness; Charts & Tables; Brands & Manufacturers; Medical Conditions; Sports Medicine; Genomics & Proteomics; Environment & Global Health; and, Animal Health. Also included interaction, depletion, pregnancy & lactation, symptom and adverse effects checkers.


GIDEON is the world’s premier global infectious disease knowledge management tool. GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) is an easy to use, interactive and comprehensive web-based tool that helps you overcome information overload while saving you time through quick access to a vast knowledge database. GIDEON is used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. 


STAT!Ref®, the premier healthcare e-resource, enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. With 400+ and growing resources within over 50 healthcare disciplines, STAT!Ref provides the latest healthcare information in a customizable and convenient format. STAT!Ref goes where you go, accessible by desktop, laptop and wireless or web-enabled mobile devices.


PubsHub is a great resource when you are trying to locate a scholarly journal to publish an interesting case report, case series, and for the daring, a systematic review or meta-analysis.

Did you know . . .

the American Journal of Preventive Medicine accepts research articles and brief reports that address any important topic in preventive medicine including case reports?  This peer-reviewed journal is indexed in PubMed/Medline, Embase and PsycInfo.

If you are interested in publishing, this is an excellent place to start!