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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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PubGet Mobile: Read fulltext PDFs of U-M Library subscriptions.

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Many journals now have apps. Check your favorite journal's website for app availability. 


Annals of Internal Medicine

iOS (iPad)

New England Journal of Medicine Apps

iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)

PLoS Medicine


To help you appraise the articles that you're reading, use the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) from Oxford.


Mobile Books

For all Access products, 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.