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School of Medicine - Independent Investigative Inquiry

Library resources for School of Medicine students completing III requirements


eBooks can help you understand your research in a clinical context and gather information on the historical development of research on your topic. Browse chapters or search by keywords of interest within a subject eBook, or search many eBooks at once.

Searching strategy development helps you identify key concepts and databases seached in an organized way then keep track of your research terms.

III Videos

Mediasite Videos

Access to the following  is limited to current UW School of Medicine Foundations students only. 

  1. Session 1 - Systematic Literature Review Webinar (35 minutes)
  2. Session 2: Databases & Citation Management Webinar (23 minutes)




Start with searches in select databases to locate recent articles related to your topic

Top 5 Recommended Databases

Set Additional Search Tools

  • Connect Google Scholar with UW Libraries for article access
  • Add Unpaywall to Chrome or Firefox for legal freely available article access

Researching Help

Contact your School of Medicine librarian (Nikki Dettmar) for a consultation early in your research to save you hours of time

Searching Guides


In addition to the Researching sources above, these additional resources may be helpful for RUOP. While some resources are not articles, they often have references that include many articles that are likely to be of interest for your projects.


Additional Resources

Evidence Based Practice

Discover more about evidence based practice (EBP)

Information Management & Writing

Information Management Tools

Use citation managers to save your reference citations & article PDFs in an online account, and help automatically format your citations as you write. Current UW students can sign up for a free account with either of these programs. EndNote is more commonly used by the UW Health Sciences students.


EndNote Basic

  • EndNote Basic guide - step by step guide for account setup, adding references, and Cite While You Write


  • RefWorks guide - step by step guide for account setup, adding references, and Write-N-Cite

Writing Support

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center is offering a pilot for WWAMI students to provide writing tutoring sessions via Zoom. Summer 2017 session: Wednesdays from 3:00-3:45 PDT.  Select OWRC Online - Health Sciences to schedule.

Writing Guide - Health sciences help for writing & citing with links to style guides, copyright, open access & scholarly publishing.

Citation Management Help - make an in-person or online appointment with research commons graduate specialists.

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