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Otolaryngology Resources: Mobile Resources

A list of useful resources for medical students, residents and clinicians in otolaryngology.

About Mobile Resources

This page details the mobile resources that are available for all UI affiliates, due to institutional subscriptions. Please contact the guide owner or the reference desk if specific recommendations are needed, or there are problems with access.

UI Subscribed Mobile Resources


Description: A collection of clinical tools and electronic textbooks. The app is powered by Unbound Medicine and provides access to following resources: Quick Medical Dx and RX - Contains evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice; Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology - This landmark digital reference facilitates visual diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases; Diagnosaurus- A differential diagnosis tool with more than 1,000 diagnoses. Browse by symptom, disease, or organ system; Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests- This handy guide is a quick reference to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests include laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

Available for: Apple and Android devices
How to access:

1.       Go to AccessMedicine via Hardin Library
2.       Create an account by clicking on the box at the top right of the screen that says “Univ of Iowa Hardin Library.”
3.       Select “Login or Create a Free Personal Account.”
4.       Once you have your username and login, download the app from Google Play or the iTunes App store.
5.       Login with your AccessMedicine Account.

NOTE- You will need to sign in ot the Access Medicine account via the web version of this resource every 90 days for continued access.

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

Description: provides evidenced-based information on the treatment of infectious diseases to help you make decisions at the point of care. This comprehensive web and mobile resource organizes details of diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines into easily accessible, quick-read entries.

Available for: Apple and Android devices

How to access: select the following link, and then follow below instructions for installation:

1. Select the link for “Mobile” near the top of screen.
2. You will be prompted to register for a free account.
3. You will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app to your device.


Description : Provides access to full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 leading medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 15,000 patient handouts.

Available for: Apple devices

How to access: Start at ClinicalKey from Hardin web site on campus network:

1. Visit
2. Click on "Register" link.
3. Enter required data. Your email address will be your username.
4. Confirm your password by re-entering it.
5. Open the app store icon on you device.
6. Search for "First Consult."
7. Click "FREE" then "INSTALL APP."
8. Three options will appear - choose option 1 ("I use First Consult and know my username")
9. Enter your ClinicalKey username and password.​

Natural Medicines (previously named "Natural Standard"): Temporarily unavailable, contact guide owner with questions.


Description : A point of care product, also available in a web version from Health Sciences Resources page, containing over 3000 evidence summaries with information on medications, conditions, diagnosis and interventions.
It is frequently updated and easy to navigate.

Available for: Apple and Android Devices

How to access:

  1. Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play
  2. Log in to DynaMed or access DynaMed from your hospital.
  3. Click on the DynaMed mobile access link from DynaMed and enter your email address. The link will be located at the top toolbar.  An authentication key will be emailed to you.
  4. Open the DynaMed email from your device.Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.

Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.

For more information, see


Description : A drug information and interaction database.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Android, Palm, Pocket PC Pevices

How to access:

  1. Access Micromedex via the Hardin Library Website:
  2. Click on "Download Mobile Apps" on the bottom right of the screen under the "Resources" section.
  3. Follow the instructions/code for the app you want.

NOTE : After entering the password, the app will work for the duration of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, you will need to return to this site and obtain a new password. Please remember that free access to the Micromedex Drug Interactions app is for Micromedex customers (The University of Iowa) only-- do not share this password with non-Micromedex customers. Also, Micromedex loads files to your device and will work without an internet connection. However, you will need to make sure that Micromedex updates are loaded before use to ensure you have the latest information.

OrthoEvidence Mobile

Available for: iOS
An international evidence summary resource for orthopedic clinicians.
To download the app:
1. Access the resource via the above link.
2. Click on the "Sign Up" link at the top right hand corner of the page.
3. Select "Sign up now" and create an account. NOTE: You must access the resource via Hardin Library so that the code will enter automatically.
4. Find and download the app from the Apple Store.
5. Log in with the account you created earlier.


Description: Dfferential diagnosis tool utilizing images. Contains specialist information for more than 900 diseases and offers more than 16,000 related images.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android Devices

How to access:
1. Go to
2. Click on “Get our free app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.” (Located just below the search box)
3. Fill out the required form – receive automatic e-mail with user name and password.
4. After completing the form you will receive an email with additional instructions.
5. Download the app to your device from Google Play or the App store.
6. Enter the required information into the App.


Description: A point of care medical reference tool, also available in a web version. It is written by a recognized faculty of experts, who synthesize the latest evidence and best practices and provide detailed recommendations. Full text content is not directly available from the app interface-- you will need to connect to Wi-Fi or other data source.

Available for: Apple, Android, and Windows 8 devices

How to access:

1.       Access the UpToDate website using a web browser (laptop/desktop preferable) via
2.       At the top right hand side of the page select the “Log In/Register” button.
3.       Register for an UpToDate account preferably using your university email address.
4.       Submit your registration.
5.       Read and accept the terms and conditions.
6.       Install the mobile application on your device.
7.       Open the application.
8.       Input the username and password you chose during the registration process.

NOTE : You will need to log in to UptoDate from your network every 30 days to verify your continued affiliation.

NOTE: Full text content is not directly available from within the app interface, so you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi or another data source.


Description: an application intended to improving the browsing and reading experience of UI Library subscribed journal articles on an Apple or Android tablets. After installing the app on your device and signing in with hawk id and password, the tool will allow you to easily browse and access full text of journals.

Available for: Apple or Android tablets, iPhone and iPod Touch

How to access:

  1. Download BrowZine onto your device from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon store. 
  2. Launch BrowZine, and select University of Iowa from the dropdown list. 
  3. You will then be asked to log in with your HawkID and password.
  4. You may be asked to resister with your email address, which will allow use of the app on multiple devices.

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