VisualDx has added a quiz to their mobile app for the iPhone and iPad where you can test your knowledge on visual presentations of disease. Play for review or play competitively against peers in your field. To access the quiz, you need to install the latest version of the VisualDx app for iOS. See our mobile apps guide (http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile) for instructions on how to download and authenticate the app.
– For more information contact Alice Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org
DynaMed, an evidence-based, point-of-care decision support tool similar to UpToDate but available remotely, can also be used on your iPhone. You must be affiliated with UVM or FAHC in order to use this service.
In order to put DynaMed on your iPod Touch or iPhone, you must first download Skyscape, a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the App Store. Once in the Skyscape app, choose the Tools menu, then Install Resource.
You must now enter a serial number for DynaMed in the Skyscape Serial Number field. (Even though the name of the field is Skyscape Serial Number, you should enter a serial number for Dynamed.) Each user will have to obtain a unique serial number. In order to get the serial number for DynaMed, send an email to email@example.com requesting a DynaMed serial number. You must send the email from your UVM or VTMEDNET email account when requesting a serial number. Explain that you would like a serial number to be able to use DynaMed on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
After you have entered that number in the Skyscape Serial Number field, click Continue and Skyscape will download DynaMed data and make it available to you from your home screen.
Skyscape also offers several free medical resources such as Archimedes Medical Calculator, Outlines in Clinical Medicine and RxDrugs Dosing Companion.
DynaMed can be used on other hand held devices such as Blackberries, Palm Pilots or Pocket PCs. Visit DynaMed at http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/technical.php for further instructions. Again, you will need to obtain a serial number to use these features.
If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 656-2201.
The latest version of EndNote, X4, is now available to the UVM community. Simply go to the ETS software download site, choose your operating system, enter your NetID and choose EndNote X4 for download. Follow the prompts and instructions.
New Features in EndNote X4:
- Import and search PDFs
- Expanded collaboration capabilities
- Compatible with MS Word 2010
- Manage your own publication list with ReasearcherID
MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) health information database for the community, now has a mobile version (http://m.medlineplus.gov) that allows you to easily access this popular resource on an iPhone, Blackberry or other hand held device, anytime, anywhere. For more information, see the NLM’s FAQ that includes set up instructions.