Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Where to Start: Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Need your FIU One Card? Visit the FIU One Card office located on the first floor of the Gold Garage at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.  Visit the One Card site for more information.

The Medical Library is located on the 3rd floor, Room GL 380, inside the Green Library.  The Green Library entrance and exit are situated on the 2nd floor and visitors need to scan their FIU One Card to enter or exit the facility.  Persons not affiliated with FIU must register with the Guest Services attendant for entry card with barcode. A valid government issued photo ID will be required to register. Non-FIU affiliated visitors will be given access for a limited length of time after which they will be required to re-register.

Entrance to the Medical Library is available to those affiliated with HWCOM and requires to swipe their FIU One Card.  Individuals not affiliated with HWCOM can enter the Medical Library, Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, by ringing the doorbell by entrance door.

Library address and directions are located on our About Us page.

  • Students, Faculty, & Staff: the library account is created at the time of your FIU enrollment/appointment.
  • Community-based faculty and FIU affiliated medical residents: please contact the FIU College of Medicine Human Resources Department at 305-348-0621 or

Accessing our resources off-campus?  Click here to authenticate.

Need full-text of an article or request a book not owned by FIU?  Make sure to create your ILLiad account for interlibrary loan requests.  Choose department 'College of Medicine' when creating your account.

  • Learn more about the specific services we provide on our Research & Resources page
  • In need of literature search assistance or additional research help? Contact Francisco Fajardo (, 305-348-1464).

Check out available medical apps for your devices at the Mobile Resources guide.  Find a list of apps and how to install them.  Contact Francisco Fajardo if you need mobile resources assistance at 305-348-1464 or at

Would you like to make a recommendation for the Medical Library's collection? Fill out the Purchase Recommendation Form: 


FIU has self-service copying, printing, and scanning kiosks in the medical library and throughout campus.  Please visit this page for more information on printing options, cost for black and white and color, and payment options at

recommended databases: students, instructor, researchers, and clinicians

Student Resources

Here are just a few resources that students may find useful for learning new material and studying for exams.

The types of resources we compare include:

  • Textbooks
  • Practice Cases
  • Study Tools
  • Test Review Material
  • Streaming Video
  • Images

Medical Education Resources

These are time-saving resources like re-usable case scenarios, videos, and images that instructors can use in their lectures.

The types of resources we compare include:

  • Pre-made, re-usable case studies to use in your classes
  • Exportable images with automatic attribution that you can download with automatically generated attribution
  • Videos you can embed in your lectures or Canvas
  • Medical education journals where you can learn what other instructors like you are doing
  • Test banks

Clinician Resources

You don't have to be a seasoned researcher to use the following resources.  Here are bibliographic databases we recommend for anyone (students included) performing a literature review.‚Äč

The types of resources we compare include:

  • Premier Bibliographic Databases
  • Federated Search Engines (for simultaneously searching multiple databases at one time)
  • Evidence-Based Resources
  • Health and Psychological Instruments
  • E-Books and monographs on specific medical topcs

Researcher Resources

Here are some powerful point-of-care/ bedside tools that anyone (including 3rd and 4th year clerking students, FIU affiliated residents, College of Medicine faculty, and Community-Based Faculty) can use in the clinic or at the bedside.

The types of resources we compare include:

  • Mobile Point-of-Care Apps with clinical summaries about diagnoses and treatment options for thousands of conditions
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Drug Reference Apps
  • Health Calculators
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Medical Library
305 348-1466 (phone)
305 348-0631 (fax)
11200 SW 8th Street, GL 380
Miami, FL 33199