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Last Updated: Jul 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Do you have questions about installing or using apps for clincial care resources?  Email or call 717-531-8634 to speak with a librarian Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm.

For assistance connecting devices to the secure wireless network, contact the IT HelpDesk at 717-531-6281 or come to the library Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm to speak with the IT Support Technican at the Harrell HSL Front Desk.

Apps & Mobile Optimized Resources

Most clinical information tools offer apps for several different platforms. Look for a "mobile" link on the interface of the information resources below: 

  • ACP Smart Medicine  Icon  Icon
    Available in the STAT!Ref app. Instructions online here: STAT!Ref Mobile Access
  • Dynamed  Icon  Icon
    Clinically-organized summaries for 3,200+ topics updated daily.
  • JAMAEvidence
    Mobile-optimized version includes the "Quick Reference" pocket cards from Users' Guides to the Medical Literature and the "Make the Diagnosis" sections from The Rational Clinical Examination available here

    To access the mobile site, you must log in using a personal profile name and password created at
    . If you have not created such a profile, please visit the site on a nonmobile browser, select the "My JAMAevidence" tab, and follow the directions for creation of a personal profile. Once complete, you may return to the mobile view and use that username and password to access the site.
  • Micromedex Healthcare Series  Icon  Icon
    Micromedex has a mobile-optimized version and also provides separate apps for its Drug Information, Drug Interaction, IV Compatibility, and NEOFAX Essentials products.
  • Nursing Reference Center
    To install the app, go to the bottom of the Nursing Reference Center main screen and click the "NRC iPhone/iPod Touch Application" link.

    ***The authentication link in the email message will only work in the native email app on iOS Devices. The Outlook web client and other email apps will block the authentication key link. The link can also be copied and pasted to the address bar in Safari, but this must be done outside of the Outlook web client***
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force ePSS app  Icon  Icon
    Quick access to lists of recommended--and not recommended--preventive services according to age, sex, and other px variables.
  • UpToDate  Icon  Icon
    Register to have access to UpToDate from any web browser and on up to two mobile devices. You must register from within the Penn State Hershey network in order to gain access to the mobile apps, and accrue CME credits. To register, complete all fields and click “Submit Registration.” This is a onetime registration. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation from UpToDate.
    Once the mobile app has downloaded on your device, please use the UpToDate username and password you created during the registration process to log in.
    30 Day Re-verification Required: In-application & email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation with your organization. Complete verification by logging in to UpToDate from a Penn State Hershey network computer at least once every 30 days.

    Available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 tablets. May be downloaded on two devices per person.
  • LexiComp (On Campus Only)
    *Note: The application may transfer a significant amount of data during installation, and it is recommended that you utilize an unlimited data plan or connect to a Wi-Fi network when installing or updating this product.*

    Lexicomp will only allow registration of one mobile device per person.


DISCLAIMER:  Given the variety of available handhelds on the market, there is a possibility that some of the listed software or resources in this Web site may not work on your specific handheld.  The Library does not support all versions of handheld tools.


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