Fresh features in the new Franklin Catalog

If you’ve searched for a title in one of the University Libraries recently you’ve already discovered that Franklin (Penn’s Online Catalog) has undergone a dramatic change.  Over the summer, we replaced the rather tired site with a fresh, easier to use application. We’re looking for your help in evaluating its many new features.  Please visit […]

A surgeon & his iPad apps

I attended a fascinating presentation in late March sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs & Professional Development Office.  Dr. Kenric Murayama, Chief of Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, demo’ed how he uses his iPad to enhance productivity and makes his professional life easier to manage. It’s great to hear what apps […]

2012 Medical App Survey Results

Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, Medical Student Government released their 2012 Medical App Survey results. Take a look at the top eight apps used by our Medical Students, as well as a few honorable mentions at:

Book a library study room using your phone

Penn libraries has expanded the number of study rooms that can be reserved using your mobile device.  It’s easier than ever to quickly check availability and reserve space. Study space available at Van Pelt-Deitrich Library, Education Commons, and the Biomedical Library can be reserved.  The only credential that you will need to reserve a room […]

VisualDx: Diagnosis using images

A new visual clinical decision support system is available to the Penn Health Science community thanks to PennMedicine. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  This can be just as true for the health care provider attempting to diagnose a disease.  VisualDx can help health care providers diagnose the causes […]

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments

The Library has expanded access to a journal!  Why is this so exciting?  Because this is no ordinary journal.  JoVE is a Pubmed-indexed video journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research methods. JoVE videos show experiments in a step-by-step manner – a great way to communicate the complexity of laboratory techniques.  If not […]

PubMed Plus for Handhelds

If you’re a clinician, medical researcher, or a student in the health sciences, you’ve most likely searched the PubMed database.  Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it’s the premier database for biomedical literature.  It might be the only database you use to find current medical information. I’m often asked what PubMed app is […]

Hope Phones: Recycle your phone and potentially save a life

Hope Phones

I recently came across an interesting charity that encourages all of us to recycle our cellphones for a good cause.  Hope Phones’ goal is to advance rural healthcare support in Africa.  Transferring the value of your old cellphone to their accounts allows the non-profit organization to purchase technology appropriate for use in third world countries. […]

FirstConsult app: Authoritative, evidence-based, point-of-care clinical content

FirstConsult App

FirstConsult is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference app that provides enhanced decision making tools, specialized diagnostic tools and other useful information in just a few taps. FirstConsult is part of MDConsult, an online service that brings leading medical resources together at a single point of access. Updated on a weekly basis, the content covers diagnosis options, […]

“Kik” your texting bills goodbye!

Kik is a mobile messenger app for your smartphone.  You can download it for free for your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry and use it to message other Kik friends.  Messages are sent using your data plan rather than via SMS.  It requires an account, but setup and use is easy. Helpful features: […]