Shiffman - Mobile Apps for Shiffman - Medicine & Health Sciences

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Contact your specific liaison librarian. For general questions, email or call 577-1094.

Clinical Decision Support Apps

 UptoDate Apple iOSAndroid

Note: Requires WIFI/Internet connect to access the content.  If users do not login to UpToDate within 90 days, they need to authenticate from a WSU computer or remotely via UptoDate on Shiffman Medical Library Website

UptoDate also has a variety of calculators which can be chosen by specialty or alphabetically. The calculators are grouped by specialty under clinical criteria and medical equations. 

DynaMed Plusfor Apple iOS, Android 

Note: DynaMed App is a native app which requires 899 MB of memory for the Full Install. Users need WIFI/Internet connection to get update

DynaMed Plus also has a large amount of calculators which can be searched or browsed alphabetically. 


ClinicalKeyClinicalKey forApple iOS, Android 

Note: Requires WIFI/Internet connect to access journals, books, drug monographs, clinical overviews, guidelines, procedure videos, patient education and multimedia.

  • Go to ClinicallKey and click "Register" on upper right corner to create a user profile
  • You will get a confirmation from Elsevier. Follow the email instruction to activate your remote access
  • Open the app and enter the user name & password you created to access ClinicalKey content listed above. 

  Clinical Pharmacology for Apple iOSAndroid Istruction 

Note:  Users need WIFI/Internet connection to access drug monographs, drug interaction, adverse reactions and drug ID.

Note: To get updates, users need to have WIFI/Internet connect. User's password needs to be updated on an annual basis. Once the current password nears expiration, the app will remind the user to enter a new one. At that time, return to Micromedex website or contact Shiffman Medical Library (313-577-1094 / to obtain the new password. 

Drug Ref The Micromedex® Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers app for Apple iOS , Android and Windows 8® Devices 

  The Micromedex® Drug Interactions app for Apple iOS or Android

   The Micromedex® IV Compatibility app for Apple iOS and Android

Micromedex NeoFax   The IBM Micromedex NeoFax app for Apple iOS and Android

Micromedex Pediatrics  The IBM Micromedex Pediatrics app for Apple iOS and Android


  • Obtain the password from the Micromedex website or contact Shiffman Medical Library (313-577-1094 / for assistance
  • Download apps listed above 
  • Open the app on your device. Enter the password you obtained to begin using Mobile Micromedex

Lexicomp app for Apple iOS and Android 

Note: Contact Shiffman Medical Library to get an authorization code for access. 

  • Create an account with Lexicomp via the Lexicomp website and activate your subscription within this account
  • Install the Lexicomp app on your mobile device and sign in with your login and password from your Lexicomp account

 VisualDX for Apple iOSAndroid (Instructions)

Note: Requires WIFI/Internet connect to access the content.

  • Create your personal username and password
  • Download the app from Apple Store or Google Play
  • Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you registered
  • Access VisualDX 

  JoVE for iPad/iPhone and Android

Note: Requires WIFI/Internet connect to access the content.

  • Download app from Apple Store or Google Play
  • Open the app and sign up a user name and password
  • Browse and search the Journal of Visualized Experiments videos and protocol text.

Learning Apps

Download visual and interactive 3D anatomy app which leverage the common touchscreen finger gestures and mouse commands used in mobile games and tools and makes your study fun and easy. 
Note: If access remotely, you need to authenticate using your WSU accessID and password and then create a free account. Next follow the instructions on the screen and download the app.

Access App‚ÄčTake the Access library with you wherever you go—easy access to books, videos, images, podcasts, personalized features, and more. Using Access® app, you can search medical and allied health content across a variety of Access databases, including AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessSurgery,  AccessEmergencyMedicine which makes your studying easier and more efficient. 


  •  Download the Access app to your mobile device
  • Create an Access profile or log in to your existing profile
  • Sign in the app while on campus to authenticate your profile and sync with WSU institution's Access subscription(s). 


Current Awareness App

  BrowZine for iPadGoogle Nexus, Samsung Galaxy,  Kindle Fire HD 
Note: Requires WIFI/Internet connect to access the content.
A Newsstand of library top journals that you can browse from your mobile device.

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