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Health Sciences Libraries: Apps

Library Apps

Below are a list of the most popular apps available through the Library via our subscriptions to online resources. Instructions for adding each installing each app are provided.  Also please note that the main University of Manitoba Libraries website is mobile friendly. You may bookmark it or add to your IOS homescreen by going to http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/

To find a convenient list of other free and paid apps recommended by the health sciences librarians and healthcare providers, visit the Mobile Toolkit

UpToDate

UpToDate LogoType of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students; WRHA staff; Manitoba RHA staff
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

Clinical reference resource designed to provide quick access to synthesized medical information. Mobile app is available to UM faculty, staff and students; WRHA staff; Manitoba RHA. Installation instructions:

Clinical Key

ClinicalKey LogoType of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

More than 1000 medical textbooks in all specialties, access to full-text journal articles, procedures videos, practice guidelines and more. Installation instructions:

  1. Go the www.clinicalkey.com
  2. Look for Register link in the upper right corner. Register for an account. Be sure to use your umanitoba.ca or myumanitoba.ca email account during registration.
  3. Once you have registered, click on Remote Access in upper right corner drop down menu
  4. Enter your umanitoba.ca or myumanitoba.ca email address
  5. Visit iTunes or Google Play to download the app. Once installed enter the login and password you created on Clinical Key to activate the app.

 

Lexicomp

LexiComp LogoType of AppDrug
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices
 

Full-text collection of 15 clinical drug information databases, and over 1600 drug monographs. Includes an excellent tool for checking drug interactions.  A limited number of accounts are available through Library's subscription. Due to limited number of licenses, the app access restricted to certain categories of health sciences students and to faculty. To access and install please read through the following and submit and application form:

RxTx by Canadian Pharmacists Association

Type of AppDrug
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

RxTx is Canada's authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy at the point of care, providing health care professionals with online and mobile access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug and therapeutic information. Installation instructions:

  1. Go to: www.pharmacists.ca/register4rxtx
  2. Enter the University of Manitoba Libraries Organization Code. To obtain the code, please email healthlibrary@umanitoba.ca or phone 204-789-3342. 
  3. Once your registration is complete, you can go to the Apple/Google Play App Store from your smartphone/tablet and search for RxTx Mobile
  4. Once installed, enter your email address and the password created during registration to activate the app

Access Medicine

AccessMedicine Logo

Type of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Mobile friendly website which is optimized to smart phones.

60+ medical titles including Harrison's Online, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Hurst's The Heart, Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and the Lange educational library series.  Installation instructions:

  1. Go the UM Libraries A to Z Database Listing
  2. Look for the link to Access Pharmacy in A Section
  3. Bookmark the URL to this mobile friendly website
  4. Alternatively, for iPhones add to your homescreen by tapping on the Sharing Icon and then Add to Home Screen.
  5. Image of iPhone's share icon

 

Access Pharmacy

AccessPharmacy LogoType of App: Drug
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Mobile friendly website which is optimized to smart phones. Installation instructions:

More than 30 references that are central to pharmacy education including the complete current edition of the most comprehensive text on pharmacotherapy available today, DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

  1. Go the UM Libraries A to Z Database Listing
  2. Look for the link to Access Pharmacy in A Section
  3. Bookmark the URL to this mobile friendly website
  4. Alternatively, for iPhones add to your homescreen by tapping on the Sharing Icon and then Add to Home Screen.
    Image of iPhone's share icon

Read by QxMD

Type of App: Keeping CurrentRead by QxMD logo
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students

Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

Browse your favorite journals in your medical specialty or, monitor a topic (keywords) of interest appearing in top journals.  The app enables you to use your institutional login (UMNet ID and Password) to access fulltext of journal articles easily. The app has social integrations, a commenting section, and other features — letting you know the key articles your colleagues are reading.

BrowZine

Browzine logoType of App: Keeping Current
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play

Use BrowZine to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the University of Manitoba, or through Open Access publishers, covering all disciplines. Installation instructions:

  1. Go to the iTunes store and download the BrowZine app OR Google Play and download the BrowZine app.
  2. Once installed on your iPhone or iPad, choose University of Manitoba as your Library
  3. Enter your UMNetID and Password
  4. Select Biomedical and Health Sciences to view available journals by medical discipline or specialty
  5. Add journals of interest available from the UM Libraries to your Bookshelf
  6. Link to fulltext of articles from each issue