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Featured Resource: VisualDX

Are you a visual learner? VisualDX is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that is easy to navigate and operate. It contains one of the world’s premier medical image libraries, smart search functions for diagnosis and drug reactions, and diagnosis builders. Users can utilize VisualDX’s Quick Start Differential Builder to construct searches bases on general symptoms, dermatology by skin types, drug reactions, and more.

VisualDX also has  three-tier COVID response resource focused on Public Health, updated regularly, Virtual Care for telehealth assistance, and Medical Education.

VisualDX can be access from the Library’s A-Z Database list.

An overview of VisualDX can be found on their YouTube channel here



Diagnosaurus® is a valuable quick reference tool that contains over 1,000 differential diagnoses. Available for iOS and Android, this application helps healthcare professionals reach accurate diagnoses with speed and confidence at the point of care. Check it out by clicking here, or find it in our Library A-Z Database.


Faculty Features in Anatomy TV and Draw It To Know It

The embedding function allows you to embed interactive content from Anatomy.tv in Blackboard.  The embedded content retains its original dynamic nature and functionality, for example a 3D interactive view will retain its layering, rotational and labelling functions. Try it out by visiting https://libguides.pcom.edu/db/anatomytv or ask one of our amazing Library Liaisons for assistance.









Mobile Apps for Your Clinical Questions

Find answers to your clinical questions anytime, anywhere with Mobile Apps!

DynaMed Plus: To download, click the “Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App” on the home page and follow the instructions.




UpToDate: Simply open the browser on your mobile device, go to www.uptodate.com and click Log in from the upper right corner. Then link in with your PCOM credentials.



VisualDx: From the VisualDx  page, click “Get the Mobile App,” then select “Create a Personal VisualDx Account.” After you have created your account, download the app from your app store, and log in using your VisualDx username and password.




PolicyMap is an online geographic information system (GIS) mapping tool that aggregates many types of data for users to create maps and reports for research, grant applications, health policy, market surveys, and other applications. Although the data are amassed from many different sources, they are cleaned and normalized to reduce redundancy and maintain integrity. In addition to federal, state, and local governments, PolicyMap is used by educational institutions, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and health care systems to help make impactful decisions. You can view a recent presentation on this tool on the Library YouTube channel at the following link: Understanding PolicyMap: Beta.


Grammarly logo with the text "Your writing, at its best" along with a picture of the smartphone app.Grammarly is a free proofreading and editing tool available to PCOM’s students, staff and faculty. Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your writing is clear and mistake-free.

It’s Easy to Set Up Your Free Grammarly Account:

Step 1: Go to https://www.grammarly.com/signin.

Step 2: Enter your full PCOM email address in the email field, then click “Continue.”

Step 3: You should then be prompted for your PCOM network user id and password. Enter those and click “Sign In.”

If you are having trouble accessing Grammarly, contact James Panacio, Electronic Resources Librarian: Email jamespa@pcom.edu or Phone 215-871-6494

LibKey Nomad

Check out this brief video that explores our new resource LibKey Nomad, a browser extension that improves searching for scholarly research. You can add this tool to both Chrome and Firefox.




Access the Elsevier COVID-19 Toolkit

To make it easy for you to get the latest evidence-based practices for COVID-19, Elsevier has packaged their clinical resources and tools into a downloadable toolkit. Topics include symptom management, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing wellness.

LGBTQ+ Source

The PCOM Library celebrates the diversity of its users, staff, and resources. We work to build outstanding collections representing the wide variety of human knowledge, ideas, and research. To that end we are proud to feature LGBTQ+ Source.  LGBTQ+ Source is the definitive database for those seeking information on LGBTQ issues and studies.   It provides content from LGBT Life, along with full text from the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers including: The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents.