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Bakerman's ABC's of Interoperative Laboratory Data

Description: This reference is used by residents, medical students, practicing physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners for fast, accurate lab data interpretation. Bakerman's ABC's of Interpretive Laboratory Data covers hundreds of common and uncommon laboratory tests, including topics such as specimen, reference range and interpretation.

Annual subscription fee required.

Cochrane Library

Description: Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting.

Annual subscription fee required.

Davis’s Drug Guide

Description: Davis’s Drug Guide offers information on over 5,000 trade name and generic drugs. This tool also provides information on dosing and administration, safety, interactions and patient teaching.

Subscription / download fee required.


Description: Mobile database of 1000+ differential diagnoses.

Free for Blackberry, Palm and Windows mobile devices.


Description: DynaMed is a point-of-care reference tool designed to provide doctors and medical researchers with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making. DynaMed provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics. Summaries are organized both alphabetically and by category. DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals directly and indirectly by using ten journal review services. Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity using a rigorous 7-step protocol.

First, register for Skyscape. Next, obtain a DynaMed serial number from the Research Medical Library.


Description: Collection of PDA software solutions. Includes Epocrates Essentials, an all-in-one guide to diseases, drugs, labs, and diagnostics. Available for free are MobileCME, MedTools, Mobile Resource Center and Rx.

Epocrates Essentials requires annual subscription fee.


Description: Ident-A-Drug provides quick accurate identification of oral tablets and capsules used in North America by the identification code imprinted on all medications, and includes NDC numbers, manufacturers, use and doses. The Ident-a-Drug Database also gives the national drug code (NDC #) as well as the drug class.

Subscription fee required.

John Hopkins ABX Guide

Description: The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide is an electronic evidence-based reference tool developed and regularly maintained by world-renowned clinical faculty, who bridge the gap between cutting edge research and its timely incorporation into clinical practice.

Subscription fee required.


Description: Collection of medical databases clinicians can use at the point of care to access information on drugs, lab and diagnostic procedures, diseases and conditions, and patient education materials.Databases include Lexi-Drugs, Lexi-Interact, Harrison’s Practice, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Lexi-Lab & Diagnostic Procedures and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.

Subscription fee required.


Description: Premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical and allied health literature. Includes over 13 millon records and covers more than 4,800 journals. Corresponds in part to the following print indexes: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing.

PubMed for Handhelds - (National Library of Medicine)

Unbound MEDLINE - (Unbound Medicine)

No subscription fees required for the above resources.


Description: Based on the trusted Physicians’ Desk Reference PDR, mobilePDR is an authoritative source for FDA-approved drug labeling information. It includes full labeling information on more than 2,400 drugs, concise point-of-care prescribing, dosing and administering information, full-color images and weekly updates to ensure accuracy. Download in the Apple app store.

mobilePDR is free to all valid U.S. based MDs, Dos, NPs and Pas in full-time patient practice. It does require a DEA or NPI number to register.

Merck Manual for Mobile and Web

Description: Get reliable and trusted information from the most widely used medical reference, now available for your PDA or mobile device.

Subscription / download fee required.

Natural Standard

Description: Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies including herbs, supplements, complementary practices, diets exercise and nutrition. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Finally- trustworthy, up-to-date, consolidated information on effectiveness, side effects, interactions, dosing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, historic background, practitioner accreditation, theory, and safety is now at your fingertips.

Subscription fee required.


Description: PubMed for Handhelds is a website for searching MEDLINE® with the web browser of any mobile device. The National Library of Medicine also offers other mobile decision support tools on their website.

Free resource.

SciFinder Mobile

Description: The new SciFinder Mobile platform allows researchers to use web-enabled smartphones to access Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) databases through SciFinder, a research tool for chemical and related sciences. SciFinder Mobile can be accessed at with most mobile devices. SciFinder is free. Sign up with your institutional e-mail here:

Taber’s Medical Dictionary for Mobile and Web

Description: Taber's Medical Dictionary contains over 60,000 terms, 1,000 photos, and 30,000 audio pronunciations.

Subscription / download fee required.

Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia

Description: The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia provides health professionals focused core drug prescribing information in a convenient, organized and concise fashion. It includes FDA-approved dosing indications and off-label uses that have a reasonable basis to support their use. Also covers available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, pricing and safety in pregnancy and lactation. Content draws dosing information from both formal FDA prescribing information and a wealth of other authoritative sources (eg, specialty society consensus documents, review articles in major journals).

Annual subscription fee required.


Description: Mobile TOXNET, from the National Library of Medicine, is an easy to use, mobile-optimized Web interface covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.

Free resource.


UpToDate is an electronic information resource that can be used to get specific, detailed answers to your clinical questions from the office, exam room or bedside. Over 80 million patient-related problems are researched each year with UpToDate.

Access UpToDate on campus for free through the following link.

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