Our Goal

KAN strives to make our PBRN a place where members can come for free resources on topics which are relevant to family practice. We know how busy our members are, and enjoy creating and providing online resources for our members. Please check out our free toolkits and continuing education opportunities.


Transitional Care Management

Useful Links


Clinical Calculators

  • Skyscape: Clinical decision support app for physicians, nurses, students, and other health care professionals

Clinical Guidelines

Digital Textbooks

  • Electronic Textbook of Dermatology: Provides diagnosis and management information about common dermatology problems physicians may face.
  • Family Practice Notebook: An ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in family practice, created by Scott Moses, MD. 
  • MD Consult: A subscription-based service of leading health care and medical publisher, Elsevier. Offers access to full-text articles and books across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, medical images, practice guidelines, and patient handouts.
    * Free to UK faculty via the UK Library. Click here, then choose "Clinical Key" from the main page and use your UK linkblue login.
  • The Merck Manuals: Series of health care books for medical professionals and consumers free from Merck pharmaceuticals. Each manual also has a link to complimentary mobile phone sites that are pay-for-service.

Drug Reference

Medscape: A drug information search tool. The database combines information from the National Drug Data File with information from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information.

*Free online use, but registration is required

MedlinePlus: Drug Information: Consumer-oriented online drug information resource created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Provides information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications (OTC).

Polypharmacy Network: A variety of educational resources and newsletters regarding medication use from the Polypharmacy Network. A grassroots nonprofit aimed at helping clinicians, patients, and all stakeholders in better understanding medication use along four domains: purpose, monitoring, efficacy, and personal experience.

Electronic Medical Records

  • Health Care Information and Management Systems Society: Organization focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of health care information technology and management systems.  Among other things, resources include tips, tools, and hot topics
  • KLAS: Research and consulting group that reports on EHRS.

Evaluation of Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

  • AHRQ Technology Assessments: Website containing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health technology assessments done for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Evidence-Based Reviews

  • AHRQ Evidence Reports: Access Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence reports and systematic reviews.
  • PubMed Clinical Queries: This resource provides two filters to limit MEDLINE retrievals, a research methodology filter and a systematic review filter.
  • UpToDate: A clinical reference tool comprised of topic reviews addressing many aspects of primary care. A paid subscription is required.
  • TRIP Database: A database created in 1997 to bring together all the evidence-based health care resources available on the Internet. A free registration is required.

Medical Search Engines

  • If you are with the University of Kentucky, click to see all medical library resources.
  • PubMed: A service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE.
  • Medscape: CME credit, online medical textbooks and journals, patient education handouts, drug information, practice guidelines, medical news, and daily updates. Medscape offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals.


Patient Education Materials

Teaching Resources

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM): Dedicated to improving the health of all people through education, research, patient care, and advocacy
  • Association for Prevention Teaching and Research: The national professional membership organization for individuals and institutions advancing the education of physicians and other health professionals in prevention and population health
  • PubMed Tutorial: A web-based learning program that shows you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's journal literature search system.