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Nursing & Practical Nursing: Mobile Apps

Resources for the branch of medicine that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Mobile Apps for Library Resources


McGraw-Hill's Access medical databases are optimized for mobile use.  If you prefer to use AccessMedicine through an app, you can do so by downloading the app through the App Store or Google Play.  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.


EBSCO MobileEBSCO Mobile

EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content, provided courtesy of your library.

To obtain an authorization key to the library's EBSCO databases:

  • Access one of the databases through a library Web page or research guide
  • Click the link at the bottom of the screen to email yourself a 9 month key

Once an authorization key has been requested:

  • Download the app from the App Store
  • View the email on your device, then tap the authentication key in the email (activation link expires within 24 hours)


Access My LibraryGale/Cengage

Use the Access My Library® app to access Gale resources.  Once logged in, you can do a search across all of our Gale resources, search by individual database, or browse and search specific reference eBooks.

To use this app:

  • Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Select Academic as the library type
  • Select Pennsylvania College of Technology from the list of libraries
  • Contact the Reference Desk for the password



PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh) is an app for discovering relevant health information at the National Library of Medicine. Journal abstracts, TBLs ("the bottom line" summaries) and full text articles (requires subscription to journals) can be accessed anywhere the Internet is available.  Available on the App Store and Google Play.



Register for an UpToDate mobile app for your iOS, Android or Windows device, remote access from your home or office computer, the Current Updates newsletter and free CME credit accrual when researching a clinical question onsite or remotely.

To use the mobile app for UpToDate:

  • Access the database through a library Web page or research guide
  • Click the Log In / Register link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and fill out the registration form

Once registration is complete:

  • Download the app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Login using the information you entered on the registration form