OHSU
Handheld Resources

Handheld Resources

Resources in the palm of your hand

Use the following links to download or access resources for your handheld devices.  Should you have any problems using any of these resources, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian or call the library at 503-494-3462.

Library Subscribed Resources | Free Resources | Individual Fee Resources

 

Library Subscribed Resources

The OHSU Library pays for subscriptions to the following resources. Part of that subscription includes handheld access or software. 

 

AccessMedicine

Provides PDA downloads within AccessMedicine content. To use this content you must first create your own personal login information in MyAccessMedicine. While you are logged in you will see a link to download files to your PDA as they are available.  

 

Access Emergency Medicine

Provides mobile use of the "Quick Topics" from the Emergency Medicine Manual, searchable topic cards for all textbook resources currently on the AEM site, and drug monographs. You must create a MyAccessEM personal login and password to access smartphone applications from the Access Emergency Medicine page. 

 

DynaMed

Users must use a unique serial number to download and use DynaMed for handheld devices. Contact Dynamed to get a serial number for a free download of PDA applications. (Please note you must e-mail Dynamed from an OHSU e-mail address to get the serial number through the OHSU Library's subscription.) The software supports Palms, PocketPCs, Smartphones, BlackBerry, and iPhone. See also the DynaMed Technical Information. 

 

EBSCOHost

Access several databases in EBSCOHost including Alt HealthWatch, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MedicLatina, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, and more. It will allow you to e-mail articles, and view HTML and PDF Full text.  Works for most smartphones.

 

IEEE Xplore Mobile (IEEE Digital Library)

Provides a mobile interface for searching IEEE Digital Library. From your results list you can e-mail yourself citations and abstracts to view later. The product is still in Beta testing, so let us and IEEE know how you like it.

 

JAMAEvidence

Provides portions of JAMAEvidence for Smartphones. Portions are: "Quick Reference" pocket cards from Users' Guides to the Medical Literature and the "Make the Diagnosis" sections from The Rational Clinical Examination. You must have a personal login and password for this site, which you can create at JamaEvidence's home page from the MyJamaEvidence link. Functions with: iPhone original and 3G, BlackBerry 8300 series and higher (default browser only), Google's Android platform, and Palm Treo.  

 

MobileMicromedex (Thompson Clinical Xpert)

MobileMicromedex is now Thompson Clinical Xpert. It covers information on drugs, drug interactions, diseases, labs, alternative medicines, toxicology, and calculators. Register by clicking on the "Handheld PDA" tab and follow the instructions.

 

RefMobile

RefMobile is the handheld version of RefWorks, a citation management tool. Use your RefWorks login and password as well as the OHSU Group Code to access RefMobile. (The Group Code is e -mailed to you when you register for a RefWorks account). If you can't find the group code, contact us and we'll get it to you. 

 

Thompson Clinical Xpert (formerly MobileMicromedex)

Covers information on drugs, drug interactions, diseases, labs, alternative medicines, toxicology, and calculators. Register by clicking on the "Handheld PDA" tab and follow the instructions. 

 

Free Resources

You can access or download these resources freely from the web. 

 

ABG Pro

Program that calculates arterial blood gases. Download for the Palm OS v2.0 or higher.   

 

AgileMedCalc

This program is for Android devices. It includes 7 different medical calculators. View the link for more information.  

 

AIDSinfo Treatment Guidelines

A downloadable version of the guidelines for PocketPC and Palm from the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

 

Archimedes™ Free Medical Calculator

Calculator with formulas specific to Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal medicine. Download for BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, and other devices. 

 

AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Provides a downloadable version of the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) and the Pneumonia Severity Index Module.   

 

BlackBag

This is a free app for your iPhone to help keep you up to date in medical news and research. It is a portal for RSS feeds for news and rich media.   

 

CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, 2006

Provides a downloadable version of the CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines from 2006. Software for Palm or PocketPC.   

 

CDC Tuberculosis Treatment Guidelines

Provides downloadable guidelines for Tuberculosis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the Palm.   

 

Clinical Guidelines on Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Downloadable to Palm and PocketPC devices. Guidelines include a BMI calculator, cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment, individualized weight loss goals and treatment recommendations, and more.   

 

Diagnosaurus

From McGraw-Hill this resource offers information regarding differential diagnoses. 

 

DiagnosisPro

Free online differential diagnosis tool. Use wireless from your handheld devices to access the usable handheld interface.   

 

DoctorCalc

Free downloadable apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Applications are calculators for lab values, sedation, and more. 

 

EBM Calculator

This is the palm version of the Stats Calculator from the University of Toronto. It calculates statistics for diagnostic studies, prospective studies, case control studies, and randomized control studies. Download for the Palm only. 

 

Epocrates

Software for drug interaction information, drug prices, dosing, disease, medical dictionary, ICD9 Codes, Medicare Part D, and CME.  Epocrates offers free to students for full version of the software. Contact us for more information and a code for this access.   

 

FDAble

Find information from the FDA such as warning letters, news releases, recalls, and more. Use your mobile browser to access this web page and you're set to go.  

 

iTunes U

Find free podcasts on health sciences topics in iTunes U.

 

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Mobile (this is in beta form)

Check out the beta site of the Journal of the American Chemical Society! This page is still under development, but you can test it out. Also, please read their in-depth instructions. You will have to create an account to save citations to your device.

 

Medical Encyclopedia - University of Maryland Medical Center

Free iPhone application from the University of Maryland Medical Center. It includes reviewed and regularly updated information in English and Spanish.   

 

Medical Eponyms

Provides a database of eponyms for the Palm, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Pocket PC. Medical Mnemonics Provides a database of medical mnemonics. Download for Palm and WAP enabled phones.   

 

Medilyzer

This app, for the Android device and for the iPhone, helps find drug interaction information for over the counter medications.  

 

Medscape Mobile

This is a drug database app for iPhone or iPod. Use it to check for drug interactions and find other drug information.  

 

MedSpeak Lite

MedSpeak is a tool that will help you communicate with patients who speak Mandarin or Cantonese. It includes written and audio recordings of questions and commands in these languages. The full version of this software (for purchase) is also available through iTunes.  

 

Mobile MedlinePlus

This is MedlinePlus's online interface for mobile devices. The interface includes a search able set of patient information health topics as well as drug and over-the-counter medication information. The entirety of Mobile MedlinePlus is available in Spanish, too.  

 

Mobile MerckMedicus

Downloadable software provides access to The Merck Manual, Reuters Medical News, and Harrison's Practice–Answers on Demand. Wireless access using a handheld enables full use of MerckMedicus. You must register with the site to use the wireless access for your handheld. 

 

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Download a complete summary for each guideline in the National Guideline Clearinghouse database. For each guideline there is a "PDA download" link in the Summary box on the side menu. Downloadable for Palm. 

 

National Heart and Lung Institute

Download numerous applications such as a BMI Calculator, JNC 7, ATP III Cholesterol Guidelines and more for the Palm and PocketPC.   

 

Nature.com Mobile

Read full-text science news from the Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone or iPod Touch.  

 

NCBI Bookshelf

Download versions of books from the National Center for Biotechnology Information to your handheld. View web site for downloadable titles. 

 

PubMed for Handhelds

Access and search for PubMed citations from the National Library of Medicine using this interface specifically for handheld devices. 

 

Scopus Alerts (Lite)

Use this iPhone App version of Scopus to search for articles, create article alerts, make notes, and share links.

 

Shots 2009

Download the 2009 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules and the 2009 Adult Immunization Schedule for the Palm and Pocket PC. A for fee version exists for Skyscape software (Windows, Smartphones, iPhones, and BlackBerry.)  

 

Unbound MEDLINE

Access citations to Medline journal articles using this interface specifically for handheld devices. 

 

USDA National Nutrient Database

Download nutritional data for Palm or Windows devices.   

 

WISER

Resource for first responders to assist with hazardous materials incidents. Information included on hazardous substances, substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

 

WorldCat Mobile

Find library materials near you using the world's largest network of library content.

 

Individual Fee Resources

You may pay to download these resources for your handheld.  

 

ABXGuide (Antibiotics Guide) from John Hopkins

Find information about antibiotics. Supports the Palm, PocketPC, Blackberry and iPhone. 

 

Epocrates

Software for drug interaction information, drug prices, dosing, disease, medical dictionary, ICD9 Codes, Medicare Part D, and CME.  Epocrates offers free to students for full version of the software. Contact us for more information and a code for this access.

 

MedSpeak

MedSpeak is a tool that will help you communicate with patients who speak Mandarin or Cantonese. It includes written and audio recordings of questions and commands in these languages. The full version of this software (for purchase) is also available through iTunes.  

 

The Merck Manuals

Download either The Merck Manual - Home Edition or The Merck Manual - Professional Edition from the iPhone App Store. For iPhone only.

 

Psychiatry Online

Although PDA access is not part of the library's current subscription to Psychiatry Online, you may individually purchase PDA E-books for Diagnostic Criteria, Differential Diagnosis, and APA Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders.   

 

PubMed On Tap

Downloadable iPhone application that lets you search PubMed.   

 

Shots 2009 

Download the 2009 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules and the 2009 Adult Immunization Schedule for the Palm and Pocket PC. A for fee version exists for Skyscape software (Windows, Smartphones, iPhones, and BlackBerry.)