Information for Students

Information about the reference and search services available to EVMS associates.

USMLE Step 1 and Shelf Exam review.

Exam Master Online
Exam Master Online is an USMLE and board preparation review tool that provides access to thousands of basic and clinical sciences questions.  The interface allows for quick and easy navigation, and provides the ability to create customized practice exams and study blocks. The EXAM MASTER testing interface closely matches what is actually used on the USMLE exam. This new test mode interface includes other features found on the exam including the ability to attach notes to each question.

Student Resource Collection (SRC)

The SRC is located on the first floor of the library and contains textbooks, study guides, and handbooks donated by students. Materials can be checked out by students for six weeks.

Research Databases

Clinical Databases

Find Full-text Electronic Resources

  • PubMed LinkOut : Provides links to most EVMS full-text electronic journals. Look for the "EVMS Online" icon.
  • Electronic Journals: Alphabetical and "By Discipline" lists of full-text electronic journals.
  • Electronic Books: Alphabetical, searchable list of electronic books.
  • Access Medicine: Full-text access to current medical textbooks, study aids, and clinical tools
  • ClinicalKey : Full-text access to current medical reference texts, journals, patient handouts, and drug information.
  • STAT!Ref (E-Books) : Full-text access to current medical reference texts and clinical tools.

Accessing databases and other resources from off-campus

EVMS network account holders can access licensed library databases and other resources from off-campus via the EVMS proxy server.  When a restricted resource is selected — e.g., StatRef or MDConsult — you will be asked for a username and password. These are the same usernames and passwords that you use to login to the computers in the Library's computer lab or Blackboard.  Once these are entered, you will have full access to the database.

If you have questions about these resources, please contact the Library at (757) 446-5851 or email the Information DeskThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have questions about your username and password, contact the Network Center at (757) 446-5871 or email them at comphelp@evms.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Online Catalog (WebCat)

Search for books by author, title, subject, or keyword or, click on “Periodical Title” to search by journal title to find print periodicals.


All EVMS students receive a 2000 credit printing allotment on July 1 of each year.  This allotment can be used for printers in the Library's Computer Lab, Classroom and the Student Lounge; and it will purchase 2000 black/white  pages or about 667 color pages.

There are several locations where users can send a print job:

  • Library Computer Lab: Color and black and white printers
  • Library Computer Classroom: Black and white printer
  • Student Center: Black and white printer

Printing deductions are:

  • 1 credit per page for black and white
  • 3 credits per page for color.
  • There is no discount for duplex.

After your allotment is used, additional pages will be charged to your library account at 10 cents per b/w and 30 cents per color pages.

How Do I Track My Printer Balance?
The Library’s new print auditing software, PaperCut, features a web interface that allows users to easily see their balance, how much they have printed, how much it costs to print, and more. You can access your PaperCut account by clicking on the PaperCut icon on Computer Lab and Classroom computers or by copying and pasting the following URL to the address bar of your preferred browser:

Please note that PaperCut uses your Novell credentials to authenticate you as a valid user and log you into the system. In other words, just use the same username and password you use to log into Blackboard or the Library’s Lab and Classroom computers.

An informative brochure with answers to frequently asked questions about PaperCut and printing at EVMS is available in the Computer Lab, Student Center, and Circulation Desk.

Please feel free to email the Library at with any questions you may have regarding PaperCut or printing.

Request an Article or Book

Use the Library's document delivery system, ILLiad, to request books or the full-text of journal articles not available electronically.

Hint: Before putting in an ILLiad request for a journal article, try cutting and pasting the title of the article into Google Scholar ( to make sure there is not a free version available.