Mobile Computing Resources

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* Some mobile apps like PubMed on Tap and Docphin require specifying a proxy prefix for access off-campus: 

Library-Licensed Mobile Software 

These resources require a separate (free) account; easiest to register on-campus using a desktop computer:

  • UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet (formerly only for individual subscribers). Register from the UpToDate website, and get the app from iTunes, Android or Microsoft Store. Free CME included. See the UpToDate FAQ (PDF)for more information.
  • AccessMedicine Mobile View - Optimized for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android, but works fine on a variety of platforms. Create a personal account by clicking Wake Forest University in the upper-right corner of the page.
  • MDConsult Mobile -  reference books, journals, clinics, and practice guidelines. Apple users may want to try the FirstConsult app.
  • Mobile Micromedex 2.0 - for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android. 
  • StatRef! Mobile - includes MedCalc 3000 - for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. See complete instructions on the StatRef website.


BrowZine - allows you to browse, read and monitor some of the library’s subscription journals from your iPad or Android tablet. Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, and articles may be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or Mendeley. Phones are not supported yet. To download, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store or Google play and get the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select WFU and subject area Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Docphin - use from your desktop and from iPhone/iPad or Android devices. Select your favorite journals (suggestions are based on specialty, but you can search for any), and it will give you the table of contents with links to individual articles. Select Wake Forest University when you register and it will link to any of our subscribed journals. Will prompt you for medctr credentials off-campus.

 iPhone/iPad apps - the app is free, but access to the journal content requires individual subscriptions. Most journals will not let you use with institutional subscriptions with their apps (see Docphin and BrowZine, above).

Sciverse - Science Direct content is available with our institutional subscriptions for iPhone/iPad and Android. 

Medical Students may get a free copy of Epocrates Essentials for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry  

Contact Julie James if you have questions, problems, or suggestions.

Medical Software for Handhelds

​NEW - ICD-10 Coding App - email and specify if you need the iPhone or Android version.


  • PubMed Mobile is now available for use with Smartphones and other mobile devices. When accessing this link off-campus, you will be prompted for your Medical Center user name and password, so that you'll have full-text access to our subscribed journals. PubMed Mobile does not include specialized search pages, such as Limits and Advanced search, or added features, such as My NCBI, Clipboard, or LinkOut/Outside Tool. To use these and other PubMed features, display your retrieval in Standard PubMed via the link at the bottom of each screen.
  • Mobile Medline Plus - an excellent site for consumers, now in mobile format, from the National Library of Medicine. Also in Spanish.
  • NLM Drug Information Portal - National Library of Medicine
  • Other National Library of Medicine Mobile Applications  


  • Archimedes - specialty calculator with formulas ranging from Aa Gradient to Weights. Also includes formulas for Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal.


  • ePocrates - clinical drug reference guide with over 1500 entries, for a variety of platforms.
  • Lexi Drugs - handheld comprehensive drug reference, plus companion products for nursing and pediatrics, a drug reax database, and other clinical products for the handheld device.


  • iMedicalApps - reviews and commentary by medical professionals for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry 
    • See also their links to academic medical journals - the app is free, but access to the journal content requires individual subscriptions. Most journals will not let you use with institutional subscriptions.
  • Diagnosaurus - 1000+ differential diagnoses. Explore by disease, symptom, or organ system. Cross-linked to related entries.
  • - over 350 medical documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.) specially formatted to be easily added to your PalmOS device, Psion PDA, TI Avigo, or WinCE device. Unless otherwise mentioned, all documents are free for your use.
  • - comprehensive diagnosis coding tools for the handheld. Free demos of STAT E&M Coder and STAT ICD-10 Coder and full free versions of STAT Cholesterol and STAT GrowthCharts.

Student Guides

  General Medical Resources   

  • Medical iPhone Apps for Doctors and Med Students
    Hand-picked for use in medical education or a professional health care setting.
  • Medical Wizards
    (formerly Handheldmed) delivers point of care content and applications ideally suited for busy healthcare professionals. Founded by physicians and medical students, Medical Wizards provides users with the leading patient tracking application combined with the most comprehensive library of electronic medical content, accessible at the point of care. Some of products offered include The Merck Manual, and 5 Minute Clinical Consult.

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