8 June 2011

Trial e-Resource - Unbound Medicine (mobile access to e-textbooks)

We currently have a short trial of Unbound Medicine, an innovative collection of clinical e-textbook titles developed as interactive apps for mobile devices. The trial will run until 30 June 2011.

E-texts can be downloaded - using an app from iTunes - to a range of mobiles, including iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad), Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, etc.  The texts can also be accessed online, and also searched with Medline.

Once downloaded, up-to-date medical information can be consulted quickly and easily, with no need for a wireless connection.  To download:
  • access Unbound Medicine from an on-campus computer
  • click 'Register' for mobile download
  • accept the license agreement, and self-register
  • then follow the brief download instructions which you'll receive
The three titles being trialled are:
    • Harrison's Manual of Medicine
      quick access to over 600 topics in internal medicine. This authoritative internal medicine reference reflects the latest advances in medical practice

    • 5-Minute Clinical Consult
      delivers fast, focused guidance on more than 900 medical conditions. Also includes 200 pediatric topics, McGraw-Hill’s Diagnosaurus, dermatology images, and medical news RSS feeds

    • The Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms
      allows quick review of etiology, evaluation, and immediate treatment of 88 presenting symptoms, etc.

      This is an interesting new service, and we would appreciate your feedback

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