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Health & Medicine Database Search Tips: Mobile App

Tips on searching some of our health and medicine databases, including how to narrow your topic, find the exact article, and request articles we don't have access to.

Get the Access App

Access App

The new Access App from McGraw Hill Medical is a personalized interactive learning solution that makes studying easier and more efficient. Learners can search vetted and trusted medical content across a variety of mediums that best fit their learning needs, including: books and chapters, videos, podcasts, infographics, images, tables, and figures.  Before you can use the app, you will need to access this resource through a link on the library's website, create a personal account, then use that account information to login using the app on your device.  Access on the app is valid for 90 days after which time you will need to reconnect to our institution's subscription.


Access Profile

To engage with AccessMedicine and its content and resources, users need to create a free Access profile (upper-right sign in dropdown menu) in AccessMedicine. Users are encouraged to login each time they use the site.

Access App Feature Videos


  1. Access Your Institution’s Subscriptions
    • On a desktop or mobile browser, navigate to your institutional subscription to an applicable Access Medical site (e.g., AccessMedicine) which is provided through the Madigan Library's website. You should see the affiliation in the upper-right sign in area in the applicable Access Medical sites (“Access provided by Pennsylvania College of Technology”).

      access provided by penn college
  2. Sign In/Create Your Access Profile
    • Sign into your Access profile or create your profile in the upper-right of the site (see box above on MyAccess Profile for more details).
  3. Install the App
    • Use the links in the Access App box above to install the app.
    • Once installed, you will be prompted to sign in with your Access profile credentials.


  • You have 90 days of access before you will need to re-authenticate to your institution’s subscription through the library website, intranet or VPN. You will receive a reminder in-app when you need to reconnect to the subscription.
  • If you downloaded the app first, you will be automatically validated once you are on campus (within your institution's designated IP range) and your phone connects to your institution’s network.
  • The following Access Medical site is not currently featured in the Access app:
    • Case Files Collection