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News about UIC's subscription to DynaMed


What is happening to DynaMed?

As of June 30, 2024, UIC will no longer have an institutional subscription to the point-of-care tool, DynaMed.

What is DynaMed?

Dynamed is a point-of-care tool used by clinicians and other health care professionals. It provides quick information about medical conditions, drugs, and other topics needed in healthcare settings.

Why is DynaMed going away?

UIC Library’s collections budget has remained largely flat even as the cost of resources has increased, so each year we must find ways to reduce expenses. Unfortunately, this often means that it is necessary to cut resources that users find valuable.

How was this decision made?

The library takes a holistic view of campus needs, usage data, and available resources. Liaison librarians who work closely with the health sciences colleges were a part of every phase of the process, and we also consulted with leadership at UI Health and the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, including regional sites.

What if I use the DynaMed mobile app?

Access to the DynaMed mobile app with UIC’s institutional license will end on June 30, 2024. You may retain your personal account and connect it with an individual DynaMed subscription.

What about Isabel?

The university will retain a stand-alone subscription to Isabel, a diagnosis support tool.

What other resources can I use instead?

We recommend the following alternative resources:

  • Essential Evidence Plus: provides clinical evidence-based summaries providing “bottom-line” recommendations to support your decision making. A great source for clinical recommendations in ambulatory and primary care settings.
  • UpToDate: a clinical decision support tool providing a broad range of review topics on diagnosis, treatment and management, and prognosis. Also includes a mobile app.
  • Trip Pro: a clinical search engine designed to find high levels of evidence to support patient care. Search results are ordered by quality and can be filtered by source type.

Although UIC will no longer have an institutional subscription to DynaMed, individuals who wish to do so may purchase a personal subscription.

Who can I contact about this change?

Your liaison librarian is best able to help you find and use alternatives to DynaMed.

Any other questions or concerns can be directed to Carl Lehnen, Head of Collections Management, at