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Medical Mobile Apps: Research

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FAU Research Resources

 Cochrane Library

iOS | Android

The iPad edition of the Cochrane Library offers an auto-updated selection of the highest quality evidence from Cochrane Reviews published in the last month. Previous issues are archived for easy access. App is free, however please note that it does not offer full access to the database: FAU users will have to visit Cochrane through the main library page for full content access.   


  • 12 Cochrane Reviews specially selected for every monthly issue.
  •  Downloadable Cochrane Library content for reading offline. 
  • A bookmark feature for creating your own special collections of Cochrane evidence. 


iOS | Android 

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. The JoVE iOS app can be used to browse through and search for JoVE science videos and protocol text. Users can also add videos to their favorites list, as well as browse through suggested recommended videos based off of favorites. First time users will need to "sign up" with their FAU credentials to obtain access to JOVE videos. An activation link will be sent to your FAU email.  



iOS | Android 

PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh) is an app for discovering relevant health information at the National Library of Medicine. Journal abstracts, TBLs ("the bottom line" summaries) and full text articles (requires subscription to journals) can be accessed anywhere the Internet is available.

 Log into EZ Proxy first. If the article is available through FAU, users will be led to the article after clicking "Full Text." If the article is not available, users will be brought to the PubMed search page: users can then fill out an ILL request for that article. 


  • PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome): search with a well-formulated clinical query
  •  askMEDLINE: a free-text, natural language search tool
  • Consensus Abstracts: Search using PICO or askMEDLINE then select concurring abstracts from journals. View selected TBLs and Abstracts in one page.
  • CQs: Use Clinical Queries to search journal articles. Indicate Category (therapy, diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, clinical predictions guideline) and Emphasis (specific, sensitive) to focus search strategy.
  • Journal Browser: read the latest abstracts and TBLs of MEDLINE indexed journals.
  • Archive: save search results for reading later
  • Retrieved citations may be sent by e-mail from any of the featured tools
  • Compatible with iOS 6 to 8.



iOS | Android 

Now you can read your favorite journals from work in an easy-to-use app for your iPad! 

First time users will need to create an account through Ovid. For access directions, click here. Once your token is activated, you will have to renew your account access every 90 days. 

   Trip database

Literature available through mobile friendly Trip website, there is not an available app. Free to use but registered users receive many benefits when they sign in. 



iOS | Android 


Combining expert information with stunning visuals and video, MedOne provides access to Thieme’s award-winning content across multiple specialties including neurosurgery, radiology, plastic surgery and medical education. The companion MedOne app allows access to your MedOne content, which can be viewed in offline or online access mode. Easily load your e-books and e-journals on your iPhone or iPad and read when and where you want.

First time users will need to be on the campus wireless network to access the app. 


  QxMD Read

iOS | Android 

'Read by QxMD' provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. Users will need to sign into app with their FAU credentials. Once verified, QxMD will remain logged in. 


  • Get full text PDFs with one tap
  •  Keep up with the latest new research that will impact your practice
  •  Browse through 1000s of outstanding topic reviews
  •  Search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
  •  Read your favorite journals or browse article collections.
  •  Access full text through your university/institutional subscription or via open access publishers
  •  Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook
  •  Organize and review your personal collection of articles
  •  Earn CME credit. 

College of Medicine Resources

  Bookshelf by VitalSource

iOS | Android 

Read your books online or offline, search across your full library, and create notes and highlights to help you study. 


VitalSource Help provides instructions for downloading on alternate devices if needed.