Digital Resources on the Center for Knowledge Management (CKM) website are highly curated authoritative data and information sources to support patient care and basic, translational, and clinical research across VUMC. CKM information scientists have applied their expertise in knowledge acquisition and organization to facilitate the medical center community’s access to these resources.

Licensed Resources

  • Subscription-based clinical and research resources.  Available to the VUMC/VU community. 
  • Examples: Lexicomp, Micromedex, UpToDate

Research Resources

  • Selected resources addressing genetics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics
  • Examples: BIOBASE,, REDCap

Grey Literature and Freely Available Resources

  • Open access resources selected to support the VUMC clinical and research enterprises

Consumer Resources

  • Selected information resources targeted specifically at patients
  • Examples: Choosing Wisely, MedlinePlus, Physician's Desk Reference

Combined Licensed, Grey, Free, Research and Consumer Resources

  • Brings together CKM-licensed resources with research, gray literature, free, and consumer resource into one power search

Complex Clinical Questions Databases

  • CKM authored evidence-based responses to complex patient care and research questions

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health Database

  • Vetted directory of Nashville services mapped to health determinant domains