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Edward G. Miner Library

School of Nursing: Apps and Mobile Resources

A guide to essential Miner resources you will need while taking classes at the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester


Micromedex App Icon

Micromedex is URMC's drug database. As a point-of-care resource, users can access evidence-based content quickly via desktop or mobile device. Information includes:

  • Indications and Dosing – includes efficacy, strength of evidence, and strength of recommendation ratings
  • Regulatory Status and Generic Availability – displayed in the summary document
  • Drug Toxicity – provides information on clinical effects, treatment, and range of toxicity
  • Patient Education – offers point-of-care counseling information for clinicians to use when educating patients about their medications  

Mobile App Download Directions

The IBM Micromedex Drug Ref and IBM Micromedex Drug Int. apps are available for free, through URMC's licensing agreement. They are available for download on Apple and Android devices.​ The apps require a password. Follow the instructions below.

On the Micromedex homepage page scroll to the bottom right-hand corner of the page and click on “Download Mobile Apps”.

The next page provides instructions for accessing the mobile apps. The password you need is listed in Step 4 of the webpage instructions.  These instructions accompany each of the three IBM Micromedex apps (Drug Ref, Drug Int, and IV Comp).  This password periodically changes. 

Once you have the password, use it to login into your Micromedex apps. You are now ready to begin using your Micromedex apps.


  • Click here for Step-by-Step Guides


Comprehensive clinical support tool accessible through the app on the the web

Register for an UpToDate account on a computer connected to the URMC network or VPN. 

Download the free app from your usual app store and log in with the UpToDate user name and password created during the registration process.

UpToDate requires that you verify your affiliation with URMC or Highland Hospital by logging in to UpToDate from a computer connected to the URMC network at least once every 90 days.  The mobile app will notify you when you need to verify your affiliation.



Browse the most recent issues of a wide array of journals in an electronic format. You can build your own bookshelf of journals you would like to receive updates when new issues come out. 

iPad version provides PDF's which can be saved in a variety of programs such as reference management software, or Notability.

Web Version allows patrons to read articles online from a web browser.

Requires an account to save favorite journals.

Available to University of Rochester students, staff and faculty from Miner Library.

Visible Body


Includes the Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Physiology Anatomy and Heart and Circulatory Premium.

Award-winning interactive anatomy and physiology learning and visualization content available as multiples apps.  Medically accurate and visually stunning, they include hundreds of animations and scripts and a library of thousands of medical definitions in multiple languages.

Find more information about downloading the app here


-Visual diagnostic clinical support system.
-Access VisualDx on a computer connected to the URMC network; click on Get Our Free App... and register. You'll receive an email with instructions for downloading the app.


Studies Flashcard App

  • Available on the app store for $4.99
  • Create study notes with multiple sides
  • Study notes can contain text, images, audio and video
  • Includes an option to create learning schedules
  • Share study notes with classmates
  • Can download shared sets of study notes from Quizlet
  • Studies app for iPad and iPhone is free from Apple’s App Store
  • Mac version can be purchased from Apples Mac app Store
  • Find a Step-by-Step Guide here