Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice

CPSBC Library Resources: Reliable Information, Easy Access


All BC physicians registered for independent practice are welcome to use the library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Print and electronic resources have been carefully collected to support clinical, research, and teaching practice of family practitioners and specialists. Services including literature searches, table of content alerts, book loans, and article delivery offer rapid and meaningful information delivery to help physicians make evidence-based decisions.

This 5 min video offers an overview of College Library services and resources.

Information resources especially for family physicians:

Stay current on emerging issues with reading lists on pain management, race and health equity, pandemic management, and trauma-informed care (and more topics in development)

Request up-to-date literature on any clinical/research/teaching question.

Use apps for high quality medical guidance, e.g.,

  • The ClinicalKey app has hundreds of full text books and journals, focusing on emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and family practice. ClinicalKey is also online.
  • The DynaMed app and the BMJ Best Practice app are among the number-one-ranked point -of-care information tools.  Both are also online.  BMJ Best Practice uniquely displays guidance that can be contextualized for comorbidities that your particular patient may have.

Almost 800 ebooks and 4000 print books in various specialties are available, including family practice.  Just a few titles are these recent editions: Primary care procedures in women’s health, Current diagnosis & treatment: family medicine, Managing the side effects of psychotropic medications, and Hale's medications & mothers' milk. Request any print medical book and we will try to source it for free. No mailing charges are applied to receive or return print books and, of course, ebooks are available 24/7.

Canadian drug information is available online through RxTx, includes the CPS (drug monographs for the Canadian market), Therapeutic Choices, and Lexi-Interact, a drug interaction analyzer.

Podcasts have been collected for those who prefer an audio-based learning experience.Contact

Contacts for the College Library