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Mobile Resources for Health: E-journal and Literature Database Apps

Apps for Databases

 PubMed Mobile 

This is the mobile version of PubMed and provides a view of the "more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites."


 PubMed® for Handhelds

This application features multiple ways to search PubMed/MEDLINE: PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome); askMEDLINE, a free-text, natural language search; and Consensus Abstracts. Apple iOS app includes these options as well as BabelMeSH which has search options in 13 languages.
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This application provides access to all the databases available through EBSCOhost, including CINAHL, PsycInfo, and AgeLine. By accessing the EBSCOhost web databases while on the UF network, you can select EBSCOhost, then scroll to the bottom of the list of available databases and click on "iphone and android app".  You will get an email that gives you an authentication key to link the app to UF's EBSCO subscription. The app allows you to select databases, save searches, bookmark articles, and read some PDFs for free.

Apps for E-Journals

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The University Libraries subscribe to this service that allows you to browse journals on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPod Touch, or  Kindle Fire.  If you are off campus you can access the full text  journal articles in the journals to which we subscribe by connecting through the UF VPN.   You can browse through the journals and save your favorite ones to a bookshelf. You can also sync multiple devices.  

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 The New England Journal of Medicine 

The New England Journal of Medicine published peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. The NEJM app contains free access to recent research articles published in the last seven days, reviews, commentary, and case materials. It also contains images, audio, and video from Images in Clinical Medicine. 


 JAMA Network Reader

Access Journal of the American Medical Association Journals on your mobile device using the JN Reader.  Requires setting up a free account, and gives free access to the most recent 4 weeks of content in JAMA's 12 journals.  Access through UF (by logging into the VPN) for one year of access (see instructions here). Complete List of Medical Journals

This is a site containing physician reviews of medical apps. compiled a list of all the medical journals with component apps available for the iPad in 2012. While some of them may now be out of date and many more may have been published since, the list remains an interesting place to start your search for medical journal apps. 

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