The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library currently subscribes to a number of valuable medical resources that can be accessed through your mobile devices. Information about these mobile resources is accessible though the Biomedical library’s “Key Resources” page or can be found by looking at our LibGuide at http://guides.library.ucla.edu/mobileapps. Here is a list of some useful mobile apps that are commonly used by our students and many medical professionals:
- DynaMed: A clinical reference tool that contains the latest information on more than 3,200 topics. To obtain this app, first install the free Skyscape app and obtain a Dynamed serial number. To obtain a serial number, send an e-mail request to email@example.com which includes your full name, the name of your institution, and the type of device you are using. A serial number will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
- mobileMicromedex: A collection of many different drug databases makes this an excellent source for drug identification, dosage, drug interaction and side effect information. Both the Drug Information and the Drug Interaction apps can be downloaded, for free, at http://healthcare.thomsonreuters.com/micromedexMobile/.
- VisualDx Mobile: A clinical decision support system that allows clinicians to recognize and even diagnose visible medical conditions by capturing images of how these conditions present in people of different ages, skin types, and even locations on the body. To get this app, go to http://www.visualdx.com/visualdx/visualdx6/launch.jsp, click the link titled “Get Our Free App” and enter your information. You will receive an email with a username and password and instructions about how to download the app for your device.
- UpToDate Mobile: A clinical resource that compiles the most recent medical information in one, easy-to-find place. To access this resource on your mobile device, first visit the UpToDate website to register for a free account by clicking the orange “Log In/Register” button. More information about how to then obtain the app can be found at http://www.uptodate.com/help/manual/install.
Be sure to take advantage of the resources that the library has to offer and the good luck on your journey at UCLA.
<submitted by Nick Auricchio>