Mobile apps for accessing library resources.
UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains over 10,000 articles, providing evidence-graded treatment recommendations as well as diagnostic and other information for common as well as rare conditions. It also offers thousands of images, clinical calculators and a drug interactions checker.
The mobile app is available to SaTH staff and requires the use of a personal registration created whilst using UpToDate on-site.
BNF (British National Formulary) and BNF for Children
The BNF/BNFC app is aimed at prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who need sound, up-to-date information about the use of medicines. It combines the content from the BNF and BNFC, ensuring easy access to BNF information wherever you are.
No authentication required. Works offline.
BMJ Best Practice
BMJ Best Practice provides access to the latest evidence-based information for healthcare professionals, structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering, treatment approach and follow up. It also offers clinical calculators, patient information leaflets and some procedural videos.
The mobile app is available to all NHS staff and authentication requires a personal account, which can be created whilst on-site on a SaTH PC, or whilst logged in with an NHS OpenAthens account. Works offline.
The EBSCO Mobile app allows you to search for journal articles in a range of library databases, and access full-text where available. The databases include Medline, CINAHL, and the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, click ‘Get Started’, select your institution, and then login with your NHS OpenAthens account. You can also create a free personal account to save items and synchronise these with the EBSCOhost desktop version.
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions is required to download e-books on the ProQuest Ebook Central to your mobile device for offline reading. Free registration for an Adobe ID required, and an NHS OpenAthens account is required to access and download e-books to your device. Our guide to downloading e-books gives more details.
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Create a personalised alerting service for journal articles, and connect to full-text if your organisation subscribes to the journal. You can link to the journal collections of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Staffordshire University or Keele University. Free registration required, along with an NHS OpenAthens or university login to access full-text articles from your institution.