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Health Sciences Mobile Devices Resources

Resources for mobile devices in health sciences.

Literature Searching

PubMed for Handhelds: Includes PICO search, askMEDLINE, MEDLINE/PubMed search, journal abstracts, and Disease Associations.

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PubMed Mobile: Mobile-friendly website that lets you search PubMed in a simple search box.

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EBSCOhost Mobile: Access databases such as CINAHL and Global Health.

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PubMed on Tap: Search PubMed while on the go. UM's proxy:


ORKOV: Search and browse research abstracts and full text research articles from the repository of's over 5,000+ research journals.

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Most journals have mobile-responsive websites. To help you appraise the articles that you're reading, use the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) from Oxford.


Mobile Books

For Access Medicine, first create a personal account from a university computer here.


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Thieme E-Book Library: 69 full-color medical textbooks & atlases, such as The Color Atlas of Hematology, that can be downloaded to your iPad or PC for use off-line.   

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