McGoogan News

Micromedex app issues

Due to technical issues in the Apple app store, the free Micromedex Drug Information app is requiring a password. While this problem is being fixed, a temporary solution has been found.

  1. Log into Micromedex from the library’s website
  2. Click on Mobile Micromedex, which is near the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  3. Scroll down to find the information on the Micromedex Drug Interactions app. The password required for this app should work for the free drug information app.

Micromedex is currently working with the Apple app store to make the free app available again.

UpToDate mobile app now available

The UpToDate mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android devices, in addition to Windows 8 tablets. To access the app, you must first have an UpToDate account. To register, click on the red Login/Register button, located on the upper right-hand side of the screen. You must be using a desktop or laptop computer.login

Once you have registered, or if you already have an account, download the app from your respective app store and use that registration username and password to access the app contents.

To maintain access to UpToDate and to continue to be able to access UpToDate remotely and through the local mobile application, your affiliation with needs to be verified periodically.

Free Epocrates for Medical Students

Epocrates is offering a free download of Epocrates Essentials, the premium drug, disease and diagnostic reference suite ($159 value), to any registered U.S. medical student starting August 1st, 2012.

Epocrates Essentials:  provides users with drug & disease monographs and diagnostic tools at the point of care on your mobile device. This includes drug information and evidence-based disease content provided by the BMJ Group.  It also includes access to infectious treatment guidelines as well as  access to lab tests and panels with reference ranges, tables, approximate test costs, medical calculators and tables.

To obtain this free offer, students must sign up and access their free copy at

If you already have Epocrates Essentials, this offer will extend your subscription by a year.

Please note that the URL will be closed on 8/31.

Update: When registering, please designate your status as Medical Student with a specialty of “Other.”

Mobile Monday open house May 14

This is the final event in our 2-month-long iTest iPad project where we began sharing methods and tips on integrating the new technology with our UNMC campus. We will demonstrate Library Apps, Scopus Apps, and Presentation Apps in the Private Dining Room A next Monday, May 14, from 11am-1pm, along with sandwiches and cookies. The goals of this event are to give the UNMC community a chance to get hands on the technology, to learn how iPads can assist with gathering and presenting information, and to share individual stories of other iPad users.

McGoogan Library iTest iPad Project

A team of librarians at the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine were among 48 librarians in a 6 state region to receive iPads as part of a grant from the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MCR). Claire Hamasu, MLS, Associate Director of the NN/LM-MCR, said, “The purpose of this project is to encourage librarians at full NN/LM MCR Network member institutions to adopt a new technology and demonstrate its use to their institutions and their users.” In concert with this project the McGoogan Library is launching an iPad Test Project running through April. During that time, McGoogan Library will share information resources and tips through Mobile Monday posts to the UNMC Today, the McGoogan Library blog and the McGoogan Facebook page. The project will wrap up in April with Open Houses at the McGoogan Library.

A library guide has been created that will provide useful information on how to use your iPad, apps to add to your mobile device, and suggestions on how to use your iPad for presentations and in your classrooms. As new information is added to the Library Guide a posting will appear on the McGoogan Library Facebook sharing the feature of the week. From the post you will be directed to the iPad Application library guide for more detailed instructions / information.