Welcome! This website is a resource for preceptors for the University of Minnesota health sciences programs. Please Note: Some resources are only available to preceptors with faculty status.

Maintained by: Katherine Chew chewx002@umn.edu

Last updated August 15, 2017

On this page:

Library Services

For non-faculty preceptors (those without official U of M appointments), please go to the Community Outreach page.

Workshop Recordings

Can't make one of our workshops? Here's your alternative. Online instructional Videos & Tutorials are available for a variety of topics. Check it out!

EurekAlert!: Medicine & Health

Breaking news, medical/science news releases, and more...

Health News from MedlinePlus

The past 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, Reuters Health Information and others. News can be viewed by date or topic.

Reuters: Health News Headlines

Major health news from around the world

University of Minnesota: Health Talk (AHC News Releases)

Recent news from the Academic Health Center

American Family Physician

This is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Library Catalog

Search MNCAT, the libraries' catalog, to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic. Please note that non-faculty preceptors (those without official U of M appointments) may also want to check MnLINK for resources in your proximity and/or information you can use to request interlibrary loans through your local public library.


For non-faculty preceptors, this combined catalog of the library resources of the state of Minnesota offers a wealth of materials which can be borrowed through the electronic InterLibrary Loan form on the University Libraries' home page. MnLINK also allows selective searching in specific libraries or regions, making it possible to locate materials in public libraries in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area that are within commuting range of the University's campuses.


You must have a library card from any public library in the state of Minnesota. This card will enable you to search for books and journals, as well as request items through Inter Library Loan (Ill).


Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. Includes MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (articles more recent than found in MEDLINE). USE THIS LINK IF YOU HAVE AN OFFICIAL U OF M APPOINTMENT AND ARE A FACULTY PRECEPTOR.

PubMed - Public Version

Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides limited full text access to journal articles. Includes MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (articles more recent than found in MEDLINE). USE THIS LINK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN OFFICIAL U OF M APPOINTMENT AND ARE A NON-FACULTY PRECEPTOR.

ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota

"Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources available to all Minnesota residents at no charge!"


A public library card from the state of Minnesota gives you access to this database and full text journal articles.

Bio-Medical Library: Guide - Evidence Based Practice

A guide to some of the most useful evidence- based practice resources on the Web.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF)

"An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services".

National Cancer Instiute

Reliable information for practitioners and consumers regarding types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials, and more.

CDC Wonder

WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.

Cochrane Library

"The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care."

Department of Health

The MN Department of Health operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities. It also includes data and statistics.


Center for drug evaluation and research.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

"The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use".

Lab Tests Online

"A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing."

Merck Manual

Online medical textbook that includes descriptions of hundreds of diseases.

Univadis: A Trusted Medical Reference

A "medical portal designed specifically for physicians and other healthcare providers."

Univadis is a service from Aptus Health. Aptus Health (AH) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

Please Note: Registration Required


Commercial free, reliable, free health information including health topics, drug information, health news, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, interactive tutorials, and more.

PubMed Health

PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question "What works?" in medical and health care.

PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).