Medicine, Nursing, and Other Health Fields

Articles and information about medicine, nursing, pharmacology, and other health fields, as well as JH medical libraries and institutions.


AccessMedicine -- This database of searchable medical textbooks also includes videos.

  • Along the top, click on "Multimedia," and choose any of them
  • The categories on the left include Diagnostic and Imaging Studies, and Procedural Videos

AVON (Academic Videos Online) -- Wide range of coverage. (We do not have access to all of them.)

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examinations --

  • How to perform physical examinations in different areas of the body/organ systems, in infants, children, and adults
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including use of understandable language
  • OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) clinical skills

Clinical Key and Clinical Key for Nursing -- Both of these Elsevier databases have videos in the following areas (videos in each area may be different). These are updated annually.

  • anesthesiology
  • cardiovascular
  • emergency medicine
  • family/general medicine
  • internal medicine
  • OB/GYN (Nursing only)
  • orthopedics
  • pediatrics
  • surgery

Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) 

  •  You must create an account using JHU email address -- Use Signin on the upper right
  • JoMI is a "surgical video journal/virtual operating theatre[s] and publish[es] surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians
  • JoMI has filmed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and other top institutions
  • Article index is available here

JoVE Science Education -- These videos are about lab methods and protocols in STEM fields, including biology, chemistry, clinical skills, psychology, physics, and others.

Kanopy -- A wide range of subjects.

  • Use Chrome
  • Click "Log In To JHU", enter your JHED ID, then press the SKIP button at the bottom of the page
  • You do not need to register with your Google or Facebook account

Merck Manuals -- Videos of procedures and exams in 15 areas, including cardiovascular, injuries/poisoning, neuro, OB/GYN, pulmonary

New England Journal of Medicine's Videos in Clinical Medicine

  • "Specialties" (including surgery) is on the left

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy -- Online-only, open access journal that publishes "original, peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of endoscopic procedures used in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases."

Video Journal of Orthopaedics (VJO)

  • Look at this page for the complete list of videos
  • They are listed from OLDEST to NEWEST
  • The list of subjects is on the right

Surgical Procedure Portal (SUPPORT) -- This site appears reputable, but again, please ask your prof or mentor to review the videos you're interested in using.