The Poll Results from last week were relatively convincing: Up To Date is the most commonly used current reference system for rapidly obtaining nephrology knowledge, with 67% of respondents declaring Up To Date as their top source. I certainly used this a lot as a fellow, though I also tend to use the primary literature (e.g., Pub Med or a familiar review) a lot as well. Googling is common (and according to this 2006 NEJM article by Steinbrook, more journal articles are accessed via Google than Pub Med--not sure if this is still true). Up To Date has historical roots in nephrology, as one of its cofounders, Dr. Burton Rose, is a nephrologist and electrolyte guru, author of one of the premier acid-base/electrolyte texts which should really be required reading for all nephrology fellow.
New poll starts tonight.