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Mobile Websites and Apps

Many library resources can be accessed with a mobile device. This guide will help you find mobile resources and apps to support your study, research, and clinical activities.

UpToDate


Installing the UpToDate mobile app

  1. Using UpToDate requires an active subscription through UCSF. Access UpToDate through UCSF's UpToDate instance or through the UCSF Library's list of databases and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials.
  2. Once you reach the UpToDate homepage, it will appear that you are logged in as “University Of San Francisco User” but you must also register to create a personal account. That account knows you are part of UCSF and will be used for the UpToDate mobile app.
  3. Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate Customer Service with instructions on downloading the mobile app along with helpful demos and tips. (Note: You may install the UpToDate app on up to two devices.)
  4. Download the UpToDate mobile app from the App Store and Google Play:

  5. After installing the mobile app, log in with your personal UpToDate credentials.

 

Staying Connected

In order to maintain access to UpToDate, you must re-verify your affiliation with UCSF once every 90 days. You can do this by logging in to UpToDate with your personal account while on the UCSF network.

DynaMed Plus


Installing the DynaMed Plus mobile app

  1. Begin by downloading the DynaMed Plus app from the App Store or Google Play:

  2. Access to DynaMed Plus requires an active subscription through UCSF. After downloading the app, you will see there are three ways to authenticate:

Log in via UCSF's network. Tap Institutional Network and then tap Authenticate to log in to the app.

OR

Sign in with your personal user account to authenticate the app. Don’t have a personal account set up? Create one by going to UCSF's DynaMed Plus instance and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials. Select the Sign In/Create Account link in the top right hand corner of the screen to create a personal account.

OR

Send yourself an Access Link. Access DynaMed Plus through UCSF's DynaMed Plus instance or through the UCSF Library's list of databases and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials. Navigate to the "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App" link located in the left column, enter your e-mail address, and click Send. An authentication link will be e-mailed to you. Open the e-mail from your mobile device and tap the authentication key to authenticate the app.

Note: After you log in, you will be prompted to Install with Images or Install without Images. Installing without images allows you to install the content on your device while saving space on your device. Images are displayed on demand when connected to Wifi.

IBM Micromedex Drug Reference


Installing the IBM Micromedex Drug Reference mobile app

  1. Using Micromedex Drug Ref requires an active subscription through UCSF. Access Micromedex through UCSF's Micromedex instance or through the UCSF Library's list of databases and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials.
  2. At the bottom right of the page, click on Download Mobile Apps.
  3. You will be given a list of instructions for installing the app that will include a password.
  4. Download the Micromedex Drug Ref app from the App Store or Google Play:

  5. After installing the mobile app, enter the password provided from step three. You will be asked to update your password on an annual basis.

AccessMedicine


Installing the AccessMedicine mobile app

  1. Using AccessMedicine requires an active subscription through UCSF. Connect to AccessMedicine through UCSF's AccessMedicine instance or through the UCSF Library's list of databases and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials.
  2. Once you reach the AccessMedicine homepage, create a personal account by selecting "Sign In or Create a Free MyAccess Profile" in the top right corner. This account will allow you to use the AccessMedicine app remotely. Note: AccessMedicine's MyAccess account is not the same as your UCSF MyAccess account. Please use a different username and password than your UCSF MyAccess credentials.
  3. Download the AccessMedicine app from the App Store or Google Play:

  4. After installing the mobile app, log in with the personal AccessMedicine credentials that you created in step two.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database


Installing the Natural Medicines mobile app

  1. Using NMCD requires an active subscription through UCSF. Access NMCD through UCSF's NMCD instance or through the UCSF Library's list of databases and authenticate with your UCSF MyAccess credentials.
  2. Once you reach the Natural Medicines homepage, create a personal account by selecting "Get Your Login ID" in the top right corner. This account will allow you to use the Natural Medicines app remotely.
  3. Download the Natural Medicines app from the App Store or Google Play:

  4. After installing the mobile app, log in with the personal account credentials that you created in step two.