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Surgery Resources


We now subscribe to the LWW Medical Education Library which includes the Clerkship/Clinical Rotation collection.

NOW AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY!   Lawrence PF. Essentials of General Surgery, 5th ed, 2013


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Recommended Resources

ACS Surgery has changed its name to Scientific American Surgery.

  • Includes evidence-based resources featuring surgical best practices.             

Lawrence PF. Essentials of General Surgery, 5th ed, 2013

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is now subscribing to AccessSurgery, which includes essential textbooks, videos, Case Files, Self-Assessment, and a Clerkship Corner.



Basic Surgery eBooks

Cameron J. Current Surgical Therapy, 12th ed, 2017 (NEW EDITION JUST IN!)

Doherty GM. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery, 14th ed, 2015

Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 6th edition, 2017 (NEW EDITION JUST IN!)

Novell R. Kirk's General Surgical Operations, 6th ed, 2013

Quick C. Essential Surgery Problems, Diagnosis & Management, 5th ed, 2013

Brunicardi FC. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 10th ed, 2014

Townsend C. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 20th ed, 2017


Go to the Databases list.

Ovid Medline Searching Tips

  • Start by being specific. If searching for surgery of the kidney cortex, then search that term, exp. Kidney Cortex, than add the subheading "surgery"
  • Use the “surgery” subheading with an organ, disease or injury term, exp. Liver/surgery, Liver Diseases/surgery, Liver/injuries AND Liver/surgery 
  • If searching for a specific surgery, search for that term, exp. Appendectomy
  • If searching for surgical techniques, use the methods or instrumentation subheadings,exp. Appendectomy/methods OR Appendectomy/instrumentation

Teaching Modules

WISE-MD Surgical Modules

Videos and self-assessment tools on over 20 topics taught during the surgical clerkship.

Subspecialty Resources


Duh Q. Atlas of Endocrine Surgical Techniques, 2010

Shah J. Jatin Shah's Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, 4th ed, 2012

 Watkinson J. Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, 5th ed, 2012



Canale T. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 12th ed, 2012

Miller, M. Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches, 2008



Cioffi W. Atlas of Trauma/Emergency Surgical Techniques, 2014

Paterson-Brown S. Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery, 5th ed,  2014


Smith J. Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery, 3rd ed, 2012



See the Vascular Surgery libguide.