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Mobile Health Science Resources

What is this guide?

Image of cell phoneWant to access PubMed on your phone or tablet?

Need to access UpToDate or BMJ Best Practices while on the move?

This guide is here to help you quickly find mobile health science resources. We have consolidated mobile sites and applications which are subscribed to by University of Toronto Libraries, as well as some free sites and applications that may be of help in your research.


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UpToDate is available for University of Toronto students only - to use the app, U of T students must first register with a username and password with UpToDate.

To use the app:

Step 1)  Go to UpToDate and click on My Account and then on Login/Register Now.  Fill in the form and create your own user name and password.  You will then be sent an email message with additional registration information.
Step 2)  Download the UpToDate App for your device.
Step 3)  Sign into the app with the username and password you created on the UpToDate website.

Note: In order to maintain remote access to UpToDate, UpToDate needs to know that you are still affiliated with the University of Toronto. Simply Log in to from the University of Toronto network every 90 days or click here to find other ways to verify your affiliation.

Available for: Android iOS Windows


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Step 1) You will first need to create a personal account in DynaMed. Access DynaMed from the Gerstein Library website under "Clinical Tools" 
Step 2) Click on the "Sign In" link in the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the "Register Now" button to create an account. 
Step 3)
 Download the DynaMed App from your app store.
Step 4) Open the DynaMed App and click on the "Sign In" Option 
Step 5) Sign in with your personal account that you created. 

For app authentication, installation, and other technical requirements, refer to this technical support page.

For app how-tos, content, and features, refer to this DynaMed Mobile App FAQ.

Available for: Android iOS

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This clinical reference tool provides a unique graphical interface to support diagnostic clinical decision-making and is primarily focused on skin diseases. To access the mobile app, follow the steps below: 

Step 1) Navigate to the Gerstein Library website homepage and locate the Clinical Tools section on the left-hand side of the page. Click on the link for VisualDx. Enter your UTORid when prompted.  

Step 2) Once the VisualDx website has loaded, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the circle with a cellphone icon and the label “Create A Personal Account”. 

Step 3) Fill out the registration form and click “Create Personal Account”.  

Step 4) You can now download the VisualDx app from the app store to your iOS and Android devices.

QR code to download VisualDX app for android               QR code to download VisualDX app for iOS   

Step 5) Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the VisualDx personal account username and password you just created. 

You can also access a web version of VisualDx through your browser

Available for: Android iOS 

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BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool. It takes you quickly to evidence with step by step guidance on prognosis, diagnosis, treatment.

Step 1) Sign into the web version of BMJ Best Practice through a browser
Step 2) Create a personal account (log in from the top right)
Step 3) On your mobile device, download the BMJ Best Practices from your app/play store
Step 4) Log into the app with the same email and password you entered to create your personal account for the web account.

It will take several minutes to download the content.

Available for: Android iOS Blackberry Palm Windows Phone & Windows Mobile


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Choosing Wisely is a point of care tool meant to further discussion between patients and clinicians on what care, tests, or procedures are best supported by evidence. It is a free US-based tool that provides clinical recommendations, providing information that is accessible to both clinicians and patients.

Follow these steps to download the app for free:

(1) Access a web version of Choosing Wisely through a browser
(2) On your mobile device, download Choosing Wisely from the App Store or Google Play.