Mobile Resources

Access E-journals quickly on your smartphone or tablet at the Briscoe Library

QR codes in the Briscoe Library provide access to online resources

QR Codes in the stacks of the Briscoe Library now provide smart phone users with easy access to some online resources.

The majority of our journal access is online and now we offer a fast way for you to find the latest issues:  When you see a yellow card on the shelves, scan the QR code and view the journal on your smart phone or other mobile device.

The QR code labels are being placed in the print journal stacks where a print journal subscription ends and the online subscription begins.  The QR code is linked directly to the online version of the journal, taking you directly to a list of issues available for viewing.  If your smart phone is using a data plan, the QR code link will first take you to the library’s login page and you will need to login before using the online journal.  If your smart phone or tablet device is connected to the Health Science Center’s wireless network, you will be connected automatically  to the journal’s mobile website without the need to log in.

For the time being, only current journals with mobile sites are labeled.  As more and more of these sites are integrated to mobile standards, we will incorporate codes for easy access from the stacks.  QR code readers such as ScanLife are available through the App Store.

Have any questions or comments?  Contact Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian,

Drug Information Portal now available for mobile devices

National Library of Medicine LogoThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices.

This mobile optimized website covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. Each record also features information links to nineteen other resources including PubMed, LactMed, and Drugs@FDA. The mobile version of a resource is used when available.

Smart Phones accessing the main Drug Portal site will be directed to the mobile site automatically. The Drug Information Portal is a free web resource from the NLM that provides an informative, user friendly entry-way to current drug information. Links to sources span the breadth of the NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies. Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS–related drug information, MeSH pharmacological actions, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties and structure is easily retrieved by searching on a drug name. A varied selection of focused topics in medicine and drug–related information is also available from displayed subject headings.

Please send comments and suggestions about NLM’s mobile app to:

NLM Technical Bulletin, June 25, 2012

Library resources: What’s new, and what’s been improved

Stat!Ref Mobile IconRegistered library users now have full text access to dozens of medical reference books through Stat!Ref Mobil.





AccessMedicine MobileIn fact, it’s a good idea to check the library first if you are looking for mobile ebooks.  Find out why.







PubMed-National Library of MedicinePubMed has a new and simplified citation export feature.





The newest version of EndNote is scheduled to be released this month.




Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information

Logo-Health and Human ServicesAt the 2012 ONC Annual Meeting, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new education initiative including a set of online tools to provide health care providers and organizations practical tips on ways to protect their patients’ protected health information when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

ONC is the abbreviation for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a position created by Executive Order in 2004 and written into legislation by the HITECH Act. The ONC’s purpose is to  promote a national health Information technology infrastructure and oversee its development.

The education initiative, called Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information, is available at It offers educational resources such as videos, easy-to-download fact sheets, and posters to promote best ways to safeguard patient health information.