Health Sciences Library Resources for Mobile Device Users
Wireless Access for Mobile Devices
- Before you can access the internal wireless network, identified by the "U of S" NSID, you will need to configure your mobile device.
- Assistance with hand-held devices is available from the ITS Help Desk on a best-effort basis.
- Once your mobile device has been configured for the U of S wireless network, you will be able to access it from the wireless access points on campus. You will need your NSID and password to log in to the network.
Library Resources for Mobile Devices
•1) DynaMed Mobile
A clinical, evidence-based reference system, designed for health care professionals at the point of care. The database is comprised of 3000+ summaries of information on diseases, disorders, and symptoms.
Covers etiology, history and physical findings, diagnosis, prognosis and prevention, and treatment.
Download is available for Palm, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Smartphone, and Microsoft Mobile devices.
A DynaMed serial number is required to complete the download. E-mail email@example.com using your usask e-mail address and request a serial number for your mobile device. The vendor cannot authenticate other email services such as yahoo or hotmail. You will have access for one year; once the year is up, you can request a new serial number.
•2) Lexicomp ON-HAND (restricted to 600 downloads; no restrictions to simultaneous use)
A full-text collection of drug information databases, corresponding to the drug information handbooks in Lexi-Comp's Clinical Reference Library. The official drug reference of the American Pharmacists Association and the National Professional Society of Pharmacists. Covers most Canadian brand names and compares favorably to the free program ePocrates.
To download Lexicomp ON-HAND, go to Lexicomp Online.
This also gives access to Lexi-Select, which includes the following databases: Lexi-Drugs; Drug Allergy; Dental Lexi-Drugs; Infectious Diseases; Pharmacogenomics; Pediatric Lexi-Drugs; Nursing Lexi-Drugs; Lab & Diagnostic Procedures; Natural Products; Pregnancy and Lactation; Patient Advisory Leaflets; Lexi-Tox; Household Products.
NOTE: Lexi-CALC, Lexi-I.V. Compatibility, and Lexi-Drug I.D. are not available on the BlackBerry platform.
You must update this resource regularly to ensure the information is up-to-date, either by synching your PDA or clicking update on your iPhone.
On October 18, 2010 we were advised by the vendor that "the POCKETConsult platform has been decommissioned and the old website is being taken down. All titles that were associated with this platform are out of print and will no longer be offered or supported."
•4) STAT!Ref Mobile
A mobile version of STAT!Ref allows you to read online books (not Anatomy.TV, Dictionary or MedCalc3000) more easily on your handheld device or smartphone. Simply click the STAT!Ref link on the Library web site, and enter your user name and NSID when you are asked to authenticate; you should be directed to the mobile site automatically.
If you have browser problems, then STAT!Ref recommends that you choose one of the following, according to its compatibility with your device: Safari, HTML Internet Browser, Media Net, Openwave, Opera Mini, Minuet or NetFront.
•5) Diagnosaurus 2.0 via Access Medicine
Explore by symptom, disease, or organ system.
Within Access Medicine, click on ‘Go to Diagnosaurus', then "Free Diagnosaurus for your handheld" (available for Palm, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry). NOTE: iPhone & iPod Touch versions must be bought from iTunes store for $0.99.
Beginning January 1, 2011, The Medical Letter will no longer support the Palm OS Handheld Editions of The Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines. The Library is currently looking into options for mobile device users.
For iPhone only. Gives you access to the U of S library catalogue and your library account by entering your last name and library card barcode.
A Sample of Mobile Device Resources Available Free on the Internet
•1) NLM Mobile http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/
Provides access to MedlinePlus Mobile, PubMed for Handhelds Web site, Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER), NCBI Bookshelf, Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM), and AIDSinfo Mobile.
•2) Epocrates Rx http://www.epocrates.com/
Comprehensive drug guide available for Palm, Windows Mobile, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and BlackBerry.
Specialty calculator with formulas ranging from Aa Gradient to Weights. Also includes formulas for Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal.