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Summa Medical Library: Medical Students

Online Study Resources

Contact us


Charlotte Sievert
Information Services Librarian

Kathleen Walker
Clinical Informationist

Wendy Hess
Systems Librarian


NEOMED home page

NEOMED library


Quick reference from the Association of Research Libraries for what you can and can't share with copyright.

Know Your Copy Rights

A Fair(y) Use Tale - An informative parody made by Eric Faden, a professor at Bucknell University. NOTE: This film is blocked on Summa campuses

Citation Management

Citation Management Libguide information and linkout to software provided by NEOMED.
Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.
Endnote account to register for Endnote the tab is at the top of the ISI Web of Science webpage.
Mendeley is a free reference management software or organize and share your bibliographic resources


Popular Links

Procedures Consult

Listing of procedures included in ClinicalKey's Procedures Consult. To find the procedure in CK, simply search for the title and limit to Procedures on the left hand side of the results.

Other databases and links

CutePDF (Free pdf software for Microsoft Windows.)

The New England Journal of Medicine (on campus access only)

The Cochrane Database (off campus access with library barcode authentication)

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

TRIP Database (free)

Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane and Bandolier.


SUMsearch searches multiple sites for studies, systematic reviews, and guidelines.


ISI Web of Science

  • Free Endnote account - to register for Endnote the tab is at the top of the ISI Web of Science webpage
  • The largest collection of research data, books, journals, proceedings, publications and patents. 
  • 100 years of abstracts
  • Over 54 million records covering 5,294 social science publications in 55 disciplines
  • 760 million+ cited references
  • 6.5 million records across 160,000 conference proceedings

Create a My NCBI account!

My NCBI allows you to save records and searches, and customize your results display with filters and other options from PubMed and other NLM databases.

Create a My NCBI account to save searches, collections of citations/results, set predefined limits, etc., and link directly to Summa Akron City/St. Thomas resources.

Use My NCBI in conjunction with the SummaSearch tinyurl for the biggest benefit!

Make sure you are logged in to My NCBI to get the most benefit from it. We suggest simply staying logged in on your own computer.

How do I...?

Renew books?

Click here

Enter your name and barcode, renew on the next page. If you don't know your library ID, please contact the library at 330-375-3260.


Request a literature search?

Physicians - contact Kathleen Walker

Nurses and other Allied Health - contact Charlotte Sievert


Request an article that Summa doesn't own?

Contact - Wendy Hess

Off-Site Access to Information Resources

For Clinical Key: Obtain registration ID from library.  Allows you to create your own username and password for logging in from off campus.  Off-site access is NOT available to students.

For R2 Digital Library: While on-campus, go to the R2 Digital Library website (click here) and create your own username and password for logging in from off campus. Off-site access is NOT available to students.

For Other Databases and Journals:

  • Enter your name and library ID (contact library if you don't know your library ID)
  • If asked to select your institution, choose Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOMED)
  • If asked to select your branch, choose Summa Health System Akron City
  • Students need to obtain a library ID through their educational institution.

Please Note: Some databases and journals are simply not available from off-site.

NLM Resources

National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.


Clinical Trials - NIH is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

(Free iPhone and Android app available)

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

Household Products Database

What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room?
Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.


Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.