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Mobile Medicine @ UIC

This guide introduces medical resources available for your mobile device and provides news and information for the mobile user. It has been formatted for desktop viewing.


Welcome to Mobile Medicine @ UIC!

This guide is designed to help you discover medical resources that are available for your mobile device. 

If you have a health science app recommendation for any mobile device, please email  We will review it for inclusion in our resource lists.


The following icons have been used throughout:

Android Icon Android


Apple Icon Apple iPhone and iPad


Windows Icon Windows Mobile


Globe All mobile devices with a browser

Featured Mobile Resource: Isabel Diagnostic Tool

Isabel is a diagnostic tool which you can enter your patient's abnormal clinical features and symptoms to create a differential diagnostic list.  This tool is available using you mobile web browser. 

Here are the steps to access Isabel from any mobile device:

1. Access Isabel from the Library provided links via an internet browser.

2. Scan the QR code or gather the User ID and Password information from the main homepage.

3. On your mobile device, open your web browser and enter the address

login screen for Isabel database






4. Enter the UIC Library provided Mobile Access Username and Password.  Check the "remember me" box and log in


Sign in for Isabel database screenshot

To have quick access to Isabel, you may want to save a shortcut onto your home screen.  Here are guides for iPhone/iPad, Windows, & Androids systems to add a webpage to the home screen of a mobile device.

UpToDate Anywhere App

UpToDate Anywhere provides information on more than 10,000 clinical topics in over 20 specialites.  UIC faculty, staff and students can create a personal account to download the mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows 8 devices. 

To learn more about creating an account, check out the following Slide Share presentation.  If you have any issues with accessing UpToDate, please contact Ask-a-Librarian.

DynaMed Mobile App

DynaMed is an evidence-based information resource used by clinicians around the world to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. This summary resource includes thousands of topics covering emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and much more.

To get DynaMed on your device:

1. In an internet browser, access DynaMed via the link provided below:

2. On the DynaMed Plus homepage, click on the “Sign In” link available in the top right corner.
3. From the Sign In page, click on “Register now” to create a personal account.
4. Fill out the form using your UIC Email address and click “Register” to create your account.
5. Sign in to DynaMedPlus to verify your account was created.

On your Mobile Device:

1. Download the DynaMed app from the iTunes app store or Google Play store.
2. Launch the app and select the “Sign In” option.
3. Enter your personal DynaMed account information and click “Sign In.”
4. Select the download size of Online Only, Partial Install for text and thumbnail images, or Full Install of all content for your device.
5. When download is complete, click "Next" to access DynaMed content.


-  It is recommended that you connect to WiFi for the initial download of DynaMed and when downloading updates.
- Select the download size based on the space available on the mobile device and your internet connectivity. If you have the available storage capacity and inconsistent WiFi access, it is recommend to download the Partial Install or Full Install to view full topics and images without internet connectivity.