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Neurology & Neurosurgery

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in Neurology & Neurosurgery.


Welcome to the research guide for Neurology & Neurosurgery. Here you will find resources & information that will help you with your patient care & research - more than you can find on the Clinical Home Page. Click on the tabs on the left to uncover detailed lists of resources to help answer your questions on finding journal articles, drug information, point of care resources, & more.

If you have tried searching and can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact me! I can:

  • Help with literature searches and searches for systematic & other evidence synthesis reviews
  • Teach you advanced techniques for database searching
  • Orient you to an array of library resources available through UM
  • Teach you about citation management tools, such as EndNote which can save you time when formatting your citations and bibliographies.

For an orientation to the library, watch these videos:

Featured Resources

NIH Toolbox Measures

NIH Toolbox is a multidimensional set of brief measures assessing cognitive, emotional, motor and sensory function from ages 3 to 85, meeting the need for a standard set of measures that can be used as a “common currency” across diverse study designs and settings. 

NIH Toolbox monitors neurological and behavioral function over time, and measures the domain constructs across developmental stages. This facilitates the study of functional changes across the lifespan, including evaluating intervention and treatment effectiveness.



Stanford Neurosurgery Interactive Models

Stanford Interactive 3D Simulation - Anatomy of the Brain

Stanford Neurosurgery provides 3D interactive models of the anatomy of the

  • skull base through endoscopic endonasal approach
  • skull base with landmarks of principal vascular and nervous structures
  • brain
  • fiber tracts of the lateral and inferior brain surface

Neurology & Neurosurgery Faculty Research Profiles

To promote interdisciplinary clinical & translational research, UM uses innovative research tools & information technologies to facilitate collaboration across the spectrum of science. This expertise portal is a key component of this mission.

Finding Covid-19 Evidence

Find information on COVID-19 quickly using these resources. The Front Door searches high quality meta-analyses, literature syntheses, & clinical guidelines from multiple sources in one place.

To search in PubMed, see the links below. To find results in more resources, including preprints, see this article: Farhad Shokraneh, Rapid Response:Keeping Up with Studies on COVID-19: Systematic Search Strategies and Resources. BMJ 2020;368:m1199. You can then modify the searches to make them more focused on the precise question that you're asking.

Please note: the links below go to public PubMed, not to PubMed @ UM.

For search strategies for OVID Medline, see the link below.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create & maintain a registry of unique research identifiers.  Using a transparent method of linking research activities & outputs to these identifiers, that supports automated linkages between you & your professional activities helps ensure that your work is recognized.

Mobile Resources - A Short List

Apps for Android   and iOS