The Calder Medical Library welcomes medical students to a new school year!
Below is a small sample of the Library’s resources and services that we hope will make your experience more valuable and productive.
Library Normal Operating Hours
Mondays-Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. - Midnight
Personal Librarian Program (PLP)
The program matches a librarian to each student, providing a personal contact for research and library-related questions during the four years of medical school. Each Academic Society has been assigned a Personal Librarian.
Mobile and Remote Access
You can access multiple databases from your personal laptop, tablet, or smart phone with your CaneID and Password. Users who are on campus have automatic access to resources. Remote access is provided with Single Sign-On Authentication (CaneID and password) for UM students. In order to download mobile apps, create an account while you are on campus or using the Proxy Server.
uSearch is a one-stop search engine for finding physical and digital resources available in all University of Miami libraries. With a single search, resources from across seven UM Libraries can be displayed. You can access uSearch from the Calder Library website.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Obtain free PDF copies of articles and book chapters, and print books which UM does not own through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Resource Guide for Medical Students
The guide contains relevant links including a list of books and e-books for your courses, multiple online databases, and other valuable information resources.
Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Bates is a collection of short videos covering different types of physical examination of patients, including head to toe assessments, general survey and vital signs, and assessment by specific body areas and body systems. Included are the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) videos which allow viewers to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup. These exercises provide an opportunity to observe a patient encounter and practice clinical reasoning skills.
BoardVitals is a high-quality, effective board exam review tool covering over 30 medical specialties and the USMLE Step 3. Access Board Vitals from the Calder Library website e-Databases drop-down list.
HSTalks contains audio-visual lectures specially commissioned from leading world experts on topics in biomedical and life sciences. The Collection contains over 2,000 lectures, indexed by Subject Area.
BMJ Case Reports
BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing case reports. University of Miami faculty, students, staff, and UM/JMH residents can submit cases to BMJ Case Reports free of charge. To obtain the BMJ Case Reports Institutional Fellowship Code for free publication, please contact a Reference Librarian at Calder at 305-243-6648 or send an email request to
We would like to hear your suggestions and comments.
Please use the form on Calder’s website to ask questions about resources and services, let us know how you feel about our existing resources and services, and make recommendations for others.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian at 305-243-6648 or
Welcome to those of you who are new to UM and welcome back to those returning. We hope to see you soon!