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Using the Access Sites for Distance Learning: Site Functionality


The search feature on the Access sites is simple and easy to use. You can learn more about the search feature at this link.


  • You can search for resources across all content types
  • Auto-suggest appears as you type (can be disabled)
  • You can "phrase search" using quotations
  • Get the same search results by combining terms together or by using AND
    • e.g., head trauma = head AND trauma

Search Builder:

To the left of your search results, search builder allows you to:

  • Focus the search by modifying your terms (keyword, title, author, ISBN)
  • Filter results by format (chapter, tables, images, multimedia, etc.)
  • Select textbooks to see results by specific titles 
  • Narrow results by topics

Federated Search:

A federated search expands your results from the Access site you are using to include results from other McGrawHill Medical sites. 

  • Use the dropdown menu to the left of the search bar to select federated search
  • Search builder elements above apply
  • Green dot indicates the item is available in your subscription 

Linking to Content

Faculty can link to content in the Access sites through their learning management system using the durable URLs found in the browser of all text and chapter content and multimedia. For a tutorial on how to link to content i via durable URLs, please visit the Access User Center at this link.

Exportable List of Books and Multimedia

There is an exportable list of books and multimedia on each of the Access sites. The exportable list includes durable URLs for the texts and multimedia.

Click here to learn how to find the exportable list of textbooks.

Renaming Quizzes

Click here to learn how to rename quizzes.

Distance Education Functionality Intro Video

MyAccess Profile

To engage with content and resources on the Access sites, users need to create a free MyAccess profile (upper-right sign in dropdown menu) on the site. Users are encouraged to login each time they use the site.

  • Create a MyAccess Profile: To learn more about how to create a free MyAccess profile, select the PDF link below or visit the Access User Center at this link
  • Reset Your Password: To learn how to reset your MyAccess profile password, watch this tutorial on the Access User Center

Human Anatomy Module

Human Anatomy Modules

These interactive modules allow for visualization of the human body in an interactive, 3D format where both male and female anatomy modules can be viewed. Choose a module and then utilize the options on the left-side of the screen to learn more about human anatomy. Learn how to navigate the Human Anatomy Modules at this link.

Contact Us

For help, please reach out to Customer Success at McGraw Hill at

For institutional accounts:

  • Please reach out to Customer Success for help with a technical issue, an existing institutional subscription, a trial subscription, marketing materials, setting up a training session, and more.

For individual subscribers:

  • For help with an individual subscription, please email Online Customer service ( between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. You may also call 1-888-307-5984 (toll free within the United States).


Exporting Your MyAccess Folder

MyAccess folders can hold information and multimedia related to specific topics. After saving content to your folders, you can export the folder as a .CSV file in a table format or .IMSCC file to import into your learning management system. Additional information about exporting folders is available at this link.

Please note that many instructors prefer the table format option because importing the .IMSCC file into the LMS can sometimes require an advanced understanding of the LMS functionality.

Promote engaged reading online with is a free platform annotation tool on the Access sites. To learn more, select the PDF guide link below or watch a tutorial on the Access User Center at this link

How to Navigate within a Book Chapter

This tutorial explains how to jump to sections, print, share, get the citation, and search within the book. It also shows how to view the full chapter, images, and tables.

Click here to view the chapter task bar video tutorial.

Downloading Images

Click here for a video tutorial that explains how to download images.

Click here to learn how to download multiple images into one PowerPoint presentation.


Webinar Series

General Overview Webinars and Archived Webinars:

  • Sign up to attend an upcoming webinar. The session provides an overview of site features and available content.
  • Browse our list of past webinars and register to view a recorded session. 
  • To request live custom training for your institution, email Customer Success at

Content Maps

With our content maps, our digital medical resources are matched with academic curriculum or professional specialty needs for a specific audience (i.e., medical students, advanced practice nursing students, emergency medicine students, practicing clinicians, etc.). Resources highlighted in content maps include entire books, book chapters, quick references, multimedia, cases, and question banks. General content maps for faculty and students pair key MH resources with curriculum accreditation standards for specialty clinical education (i.e., undergraduate medical, family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, clinical nurse specialist, etc.). Customized content maps can be created on a case-by-case basis and are specific to an institution’s educational program or professional needs.

Explore our dynamic list of content maps on the Access User Center.