User guide - Browsing the library


The Library contains learning cards on a variety of topics. To navigate easily between them, they are organized by subject, or you can use the search function to quickly find a specific learning card.

Under “My Learning Cards,” you can find learning cards that you have tagged as a 'favorite,' so you can easily refer back to them while you're studying. You can also mark individual learning cards as 'studied.'

In the Library, you can also find links to our Chalk Talk episodes, which are videos that blend elements of podcasts and lectures with interactive questions.

How to find a learning card

Search function

The search bar can be found at the top of the Library menu on the left. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching:

  • You need to enter at least two letters to begin the search.
  • The search function is not case-sensitive.
  • You do not have to type in a full term to get results, e.g. 'pneum' will bring up results for pneumonia.
  • Combining terms is possible, as in 'myocardial infarction.'

Advanced search

You can optimize your search even further by doing the following:

  • Exact word
    • Put '=' in front of your search word: e.g., '=anemia'
  • Exact phrase
  • Exclude words
  • Or ('term x' or 'term y')

Library: Clinical Knowledge

Learning cards are organized according to field. You can also use the search box to find a particular learning card quickly.

  • Under “Library” in the menu on the left, you can select a field you want to explore.
    • Within each field, you will find a list of topics, with progress, views, and questions related to each subject.
      • The “Topics” column shows you the different learning cards available in a field.
      • The “Progress” column shows you how many Qbank questions you have answered on a particular subject.
      • The “Views” column tells you how many times you have viewed the learning card.
      • To immediately open a custom Qbank session with all of the questions on a particular topic, click on the “Play Button,” the arrow under the “Questions” column on the right.

It is possible for learning cards to be linked to more than one field. For example, the “Acute appendicitis” learning card can be found in both 'Surgery' and 'Family Medicine.'

Library: Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk episodes are a mixture of podcast, lecture, and interactive questions. A beta version of the episodes is currently available. We'll be adding new episodes regularly, so if there's a topic you'd like to see next, let us know by clicking “Ideas & Feedback” at the bottom of this page!

My Learning Cards: Favorites

The “Favorites” feature allows you to quickly navigate to the learning cards you use most often.

  • Learning cards marked as favorites will show up in this section.
    • To mark a learning card as a favorite, click on the star on the upper right.
    • To remove a learning card from your “Favorites,” open the card and click the star symbol again.
    • If favorited, the star symbol will be outlined in black. The star remains a light gray for learning cards that have not been favorited.

My Learning Cards: History

The “History” section has four different categories:

  1. Recently Opened
  2. Never Opened
  3. Marked as Studied
  4. Not Marked as Studied

As you study, learning cards will automatically be categorized as 'Recently Opened' or 'Never Opened.' To update your progress as you study, mark individual learning cards as 'Studied' by clicking on the clipboard/check mark icon in the upper right corner.

last updated 03/14/2018
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