This guide is dedicated to webpages and downloadable applications (apps) for mobile devices, particularly for their use in education and the field of health care.
The following symbols represent on which device each application can operate:
This symbol denotes that a fee or a charge for subscription is required:
Please note: In order to access some of the library mobile resources, you may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on our device if you are not on an authorized wireless network.
Some of our clinical resources, like DynaMed, offer the ability to download content onto a device. And other apps such as Epocrates, and NEJM have mobile versions of their resource that are considered professionally reliable. Taking that into consideration, it is important to remember that in most cases anyone can create a mobile phone app. There are applications you may not readily recognize and will need to evaluate further. When considering mobile applications you should use most of the same criteria that you would use when evaluating a website:
It is also a good idea to make sure the library does not already subscribe to the mobile format of a resource that is sold as a subscription.
The Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries are pleased to offer iPads for checkout to Dartmouth and DHMC faculty, staff and students with current library borrower accounts. The availability of these iPads is part of a partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine, meant to increase the use of educational technology for enhancing teaching and learning for Geisel, the Life Sciences, and the greater Dartmouth/DHMC Community. For more information, go here.