Mobile Device Resources

Licensed Applications   •   Free Applications    •   Sources for Mobile Applications


Licensed Applications for University of South Carolina School of Medicine Affiliates:

Register for a personal profile to use AccessMedicine. The mobile version of AccessMedicine provides access to Harrison’s Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas, drug monographs, guidelines, and more. If you don’t already have a personal profile, just follow the four easy steps below to get started!

1. Visit from a computer within your institution
2. Click on “My AccessMedicine” on the top right
3. Complete the registration form, create your username and password, click “Save” and log out.
4. Log into AccessMedicine by visiting from your mobile browser.

PDA users: You can download sections from AccessMedicine e-textbooks that have been optimized for PDA viewing by removing images and tables. It is compatible with the major PDA operating systems.

ClinicalKey’s offerings include: • over 1000 textbooks • over 500 journals • “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults • Procedures Consult • drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology • over 13,000 medical and surgical videos • millions of images that may be added to presentations • over 2,000 practice guidelines. ClinicalKey’s interface adapts to any phone, tablet, or mobile device.

There is also a ClinicalKey mobile app available for Android and Apple iOS devices. Download instructions are available here.

Essential Evidence Plus
The Essential Evidence Plus search engine allows users to simultaneously search via keyword a number of evidence-based resources, such as the 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Cochrane Systematic Review abstracts, decision support calculators, and practice guidelines. Available for mobile devices.

First Consult iPhone/iPad App
First Consult is featured point-of-care content found within ClinicalKey. A data connection is required for the initial content download and content updates, but is not required to use the app itself – making First Consult’s answers available anytime, anywhere.
1. Using a computer, go to ClinicalKey and create a free personal account.
2. Using your iPhone or iPad, go to iTunes to download the First Consult App.
3.Upon downloading the app, select the option ‘I use First Consult and know my user name’ and enter your ClinicalKey user name and password to start using the First Consult app.

LibGuides are created by librarians for students and faculty at the USC School of Medicine. Each guide will lead you to journals, databases, books, evidence-based medicine resources, patient information, and much more.

The Free Micromedex Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers app for Apple, Android, and Windows 8 devices is available for FREE for Micromedex customers.
You can access these apps via the iTunes® App Store (Apple devices), Google Play® (Android devices) or the Windows Store® (Windows 8 devices).

Android users only: the app is called Free Micromedex Drug Reference in the Google Play store.

You can activate the app by following the simple instructions below.
1. Using your computer, while in Micromedex 2.0 online, click on the "mobileMicromedex" link at the top of any page. A page will load with passwords for each of the mobile apps.
2. Using your mobile device, visit the iTunes App Store (Apple devices), Google Play Store (Android devices) or the Windows Store (Windows 8 devices) and search for "Micromedex," or click on the appropriate "Free Download" link below (next to the corresponding app store icons below).
3. From all the Micromedex app results, select Free Micromedex Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers (Apple devices and Windows 8 devices) or Free Micromedex Drug Reference (Android devices). You may be prompted to enter your Apple, Google or Windows ID.
4. The app should download directly to your device. (If you visited the iTunes App Store on your PC rather than your device, you may have to sync your device to iTunes on your PC, in order to load the app onto your device.)
5. Open the app on your device. Enter the password to begin using Free Micromedex Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers. The password is case-sensitive.

OvidToday app for iPad
Users will have access to all the most recent issues of our Ovid-subscribed journal content.  You need to create a free Ovid Personal Account to use the app. Download the free app from the iTunes store.

PubMed for Handhelds
A website for searching MEDLINE with the web browser of any mobile device.

Psychiatry Online
A website for searching Psychiatry Online on mobile devices. Creation of a free “MY POL” account is required for use. To enable your mobile device for off-campus use, you must  link your device to your My POL account with the instructions here.

PubMed On Tap
An application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for searching PubMed. To retrieve full text articles, School of Medicine users need to go to Settings and use this URL for the proxy resolver. %@

A database that contains information on the potentially harmful effects of environmental exposure to chemicals and physical agents on human pregnancy, reproduction, and development. Iphone and Android apps are available. Publisher requires username and password. Click here for more information.

SciFinder Mobile
SciFinder Mobile allows researchers to use web-enabled smartphones to search the Chemical Abstracts Service databases and Medline. Using SciFinder Mobile, you can search chemical name/formula, author, and subject to retrieve articles, patents, and chemical properties.

SciFinder Scholar is available from Thomas Cooper Library at USC Columbia. To register as a valid USC Columbia user go here: . Once registered, visit on your device to access SciFinder Mobile.

Free Applications:

From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

DailyMed Mobile
From the National Library of Medicine. Provides high quality information about marketed drugs, including FDA labels (package inserts).

Electronic Preventive Services Selector
The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. It is based on current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.

iGeriatrics: combines all of the American Geriatrics Society's free clinical information offerings in to one easy to use application. Aimed at healthcare providers and covering a wide range of topics relating to older adults, from medication safety to cross-cultural assistance, iGeriatrics is an excellent introduction to the information and services offered by the AGS.

Library Catalog
Search the USC School of Medicine Library Catalog.

NLM Mobile
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. This app will improve your ability to find and use NLM mobile apps and sites.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The site is optimized for viewing on mobile devices and tablets.

PubMed for Handhelds
A website for searching MEDLINE with the web browser of any mobile device.

PubMed On Tap
An application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for searching PubMed. To retrieve full text articles, School of Medicine users need to go to Settings and use this URL for the proxy resolver. %@

Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
Information to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.

Sources for Mobile Applications:

Provides medical software, such as diagnostic tools, medical dictionary, and ICD-9 tool. Offers a free drug database.

Healthcare apps from iTunes
iPad is transforming healthcare. With instant-on power and a full-day battery, iPad gives doctors the power to provide faster, better care anywhere. Apps on iPad connect securely to electronic health records, manage paperless prescriptions, and enhance patient interactions with visual examples and explanations. And medical students and professionals can quickly refer to on-demand educational and reference materials throughout their day.

iMedical Apps
Provides reviews of mobile medical technology and health care apps.

Skyscape medical software features gold standard medical and nursing references for smartphones.