Databases on Your Mobile Device

These are databases that JCHS Library subscribes to that offer free apps or mobile sites to access their resources.

A = Android; B = Blackberry; I = iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone; W = Windows mobile

AccessEmergency Medicine and AccessMedicine: (A, B, I, W) Both databases have a mobile site. To access them, simply visit the database from the JCHS Library tab in Blackboard. Your mobile's browser will automatically be redirected to the mobile site. You will then be prompted to enter your personal username and password. If you haven't yet created a free, personal account with AccessMedicine or AccessEmergency Medicine, you must first do so on a desktop computer. From their website, simply select the "MyAccess" tab and follow the instructions.

DynaMed: (A, B, I, W) Designed for use at the point of care, provides best available evidence and is updated daily. Contact a librarian for the required serial number. For instructions, visit DynaMed on Mobile Devices. (DynaMed serial numbers are valid for only one year. When the serial number expires after one year, you will need to acquire a new serial number and download the program once again to your mobile device in order to receive updates.) NOTE: In addition to the serial number, this app requires Skyscape account to download.

EBSCOhost: (A, I) EBSCO offers free apps for searching their databases, such as CINAHL, eBooks, Health Source, SPORTDiscus, and many others that JCHS Library subscribes to. Visit this webpage for download instructions:

EBSCO Mobile: (A, B, I, W) In addition to the app mentioned above, EBSCO offers a mobile site accessible from the JCHS Library tab in Blackboard. Once you're in EBSCO, simply tap the EBSCO Mobile icon to begin searching.

First Consult: (I) Point of care app available through MD Consult. First you must register from a computer in the library for a free account with MD Consult then download the app from iTunes.

INFOTRAC: (A, I) Gale provides a free app to access available databases. Visit this webpage: to download the app on an Android or Apple device.

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide: (A, B, I, W) ABX guides can be downloaded to your device. Visit John Hopkins Guides website via the JCHS Library tab in Blackboard. Select the "Login" tab and create an account if you don't already have one. Once you're logged in, select the "Mobile" tab and then the device you're using. You will then be instructed on how to download the guides to your device.

MD Consult: (A, B, I, W) Once you've registered for an account with MD Consult from a computer in the library, visit, you'll have access to their mobile site where you can read full-text books, journals, and Clinics Review Articles that JCHS Library has access to.

Primal Pictures: (I) Primal Pictures offers a free app for self testing called Free Primal Anatomy Quiz which offers over 100 questions on the respiratory, cardiovascular, and digestive systems.

DISCLAIMER: Be sure to check the Terms of Service (including how personal data is handled) and who provides the information and monetary support for an app.