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AccessEmergency Medicine: Choosing a Research Topic


In the Books tab in AccessEmergency Medicine, you will find some of the leading current, authoritative text resources. Check out the library at these links:

  • Complete Full-Text Library 
  • Archived Textbooks
    • In the archived textbooks page, browse previous editions of textbooks or other books retired from the site. The archive provides access to older editions of textbooks hosted on AccessEmergency Medicine for purposes of reference.

Check out these new and noteworthy texts in AccessEmergency Medicine:

‚ÄčFitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 8e

  • This text has been used by thousands of primary care physicians, dermatology residents, dermatologists, internists, and other health care providers principally because it facilitates dermatologic diagnosis by providing color photographs of skin lesions and, juxtaposed, a succinct summary outline of skin disorders as well as the skin signs of systemic diseases.
  • The eighth edition has been extensively revised, rewritten, and expanded by new material. Around 30% of the old images have been replaced by new ones and additional images have been added. There is a complete update of etiology, pathogenesis, management, and therapy. 

Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, 11e

  • The “Bible” of toxicologic emergencies, this text is used by poison control centers across the U.S. and around the world.
  • In this edition, the authors offer readers an approach to medical toxicology using evidence-based principles viewed through the lens of an active bedside clinical practice.
  • This great resource includes end-of-the chapter summaries, antidotes in depth, special considerations, cases and insights of six toxicologists as lead editors who work with the gifted scholars they have selected as chapter authors. They have masterfully expanded the concept of the patient narrative in the Case Studies section. These are the patients who challenge toxicologists. Patients whose signs and symptoms that are related to the entire book or several chapters. The cases also serve as a guide to the understanding of the thought processes and approach to patient management.

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 9e

  • This textbook began as a compendium of “answers” to a massive set of questions developed by members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) for the Emergency Medicine Board Certification Examination. The first ACEP edition was developed in 1978 as “The Study Guide,” and in 1985, it matured into the first of 34 years of McGraw-Hill editions.
  • The ninth edition continues to expand in a scope and depth. It continues to provide clinically focused information for all emergency medicine learners and practitioners, from students and residents, to emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics.
  • This is much more than a book of emergency medicine content. It is the result of contributions over the years by over 2000 authors committed to the education and practice of emergency medicine. 


Atlas of Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • This atlas is designed to empower the reader to correctly interpret cardiovascular medical images, and, in particular, time critical images for emergency management.

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine

  • The 4th Edition of the Atlas of Emergency Medicine has been completely revised by the four editors as well as expert emergency physician contributors from across the specialty. It now contains 1,500 full color photographs, electrocardiograms, and radiographs, 500 newly chosen for this 4th Edition. The chapters are arranged logically by organ system, special populations, and clinical problems. Environmental conditions, toxicology, electrocardiographic abnormalities, forensic medicine, airway procedures, tropical medicine, microscopic diagnoses, and emergency ultrasound are some of the special sections that greatly expand the usefulness of this Atlas for the practicing clinician caring for patients with emergencies.

The Atlas of Emergency Radiology

  • This text provides nearly 1,500 carefully selected diagnostic images combined with succinct descriptions of the radiographic features of over 330 emergent medical diagnoses to facilitate its readers in acquiring this expertise.
  • All chapters are co-written by practicing radiologists and emergency physicians to maximize the expertise in describing the radiographic findings of each diagnosis and then the clinical applications of these findings. One specialty chapter on pediatrics is included.
  • ‚ÄčEach medical condition is presented in the following format: radiographic summary, clinical implications, and radiographic pearls. The radiographic summary succinctly describes the radiographic findings necessary to support the diagnosis. The clinical implications section provides a rationale to bridge the radiographic findings to the clinical findings. Each diagnosis concludes with 2-4 radiographic pearls, choice tips, or unique aspects about the condition.

Atlas of Suturing Techniques: Approaches to Surgical Wound, Laceration, and Cosmetic Repair

  • This text is unique in that it includes approximately 200 professional drawings as well as almost 450 clinical photographs, breaking down each technique to its fundamentals. Rather than simply showing photographs of wounds after they have been closed with the various techniques, this atlas includes photographs taken from the surgeon’s perspective at every critical stage during the course of each technique. Videos of each technique, as well as some fundamental approaches to instrument handling, are also embedded in the text; QR codes are included for each chapter, permitting the reader to immediately reference almost 100 narrated videos, most performed on a proprietary skin substitute designed to effectively demonstrate technique from the perspective of the clinician.

To the Point: Clinical Reviews

To the Point: Clinical Reviews are summaries of the latest published emergency medicine research, updated regularly and perfect for journal clubs

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Tips for Choosing a Topic

  • See what's new: Check out our panels on the AccessEmergency Medicine homepage to discover recently added and updated resources.
  • Browse our video collectionA unique collection of procedure and skill videos.
  • Use the related links to explore further: Links to related AccessEmergency Medicine content appear throughout all content types in the site. A related content section appears in many of the texts' right sidebar with links to relevant media and other content.
  • Link to external content: Get additional sources from AccessEmergency Medicine. Use the references in our resources to find relevant research papers, books, and organizational websites.

Author Interview

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Lewis Goldfrank discusses the eleventh edition of his landmark book, Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. An institutional subscription to AccessEmergency Medicine provides unlimited access to the latest digital edition of Goldfrank’s, plus 20 additional texts, multimedia, 150+ cases, 3050+ review questions, and more.

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