Apps for mobile devices

These resources require a remote access account where indicated. Create either an OpenAthens for access via the Library website, or a  Medical Director remote access account via Clinicians Health Channel (CHC).

When signing up for remote access, you should register using your work email address.

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

There is no dedicated app for AMH, but you can create a browser shortcut on your home screen for easy access.

Choose either Option 1 or 2:

Option 1

  1. Go to the AMH link on the Library's list of databases and create a shortcut*.
  2. Open the shortcut and tap the ‘Enter here’ link for AMH.
  3. Sign in with your OpenAthens account if you are off-site.

Option 2

  1. Go to the Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) and create a shortcut*.
  2. Open the shortcut, tap the AMH link.
  3. Sign in with your CHC account if you are off-site.

* Create a shortcut on your home screen

  1. On iPhone or iPad using Safari:
    1. Tap the share icon (a rectangle with upwards-pointing arrow). On iPhones it’s at the bottom of the screen. On iPads it's at the top of the screen.
    2. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ icon in the share menu
    3. Edit the name for the icon (the shorter the better) then tap Add.
  2. On Android devices using Chrome:
    1. Tap the menu button (the three dots at the top right)
    2. Select ‘Add to Home screen’ from the menu.
    3. Edit the name for the icon (the shorter the better) then tap Add.

BMJ Best Practice

  1. Go to BMJ Best Practice via the Library website (requires an OpenAthens account for off-site access).
  2. Create a free personal account.
  3. Download the app for iOS or Android.
  4. Use your BMJ Best Practice account details to access the app.

Browzine

BrowZine is a journal platform aimed at keeping you up to date with the latest issues of all your favourite journals. It is fully integrated with the Library's journal database, which ensures you see only those titles where access is available.

Get more info and find out how to connect.

ClinicalKey

  1. Go to ClinicalKey via the Library website (requires an OpenAthens account for off-site access).
  2. Create a free personal account.
  3. Download the app for iOS or Android.
  4. Use your ClinicalKey personal account details to log in.

The Cochrane Library

There is no dedicated app for The Cochrane Library, but you can create a browser shortcut on your home screen for easy access.

Go to The Cochrane Library on your device, then:

On iPhone or iPad using Safari:

  1. Tap the share icon (a rectangle with upwards-pointing arrow). On iPhones it’s at the bottom of the screen. On iPads it’s at the top of the screen.
  2. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ icon in the share menu.
  3. Edit the name for the icon if you wish, then tap Add.

On Android devices using Chrome:

  1. Tap the menu button (the three dots at the top right).
  2. Select ‘Add to Home screen’ from the menu.
  3. Edit the name for the icon if you wish, then tap Add.

Medscape

The Medscape mobile app is available for iOS and Android.

Both the website and app share many of the same features, including comprehensive medical information, news, drug and disease information, medical news (tailorable to your interests) and continuing professional development and educational activities.

Merck (MSD) Manual: professional version

The Merck manual is available free for Android and iOS mobile devices, for professionals and consumers.

No registration or subscription is required.

Micromedex

  1. Access the Micromedex website via either the Library website or Clinicians Health Channel.
  2. Use your OpenAthens or Clinicians Health Channel login if you are off-site.
  3. Go to Mobile Application Access and expand the Micromedex Native Mobile Apps option.


  4. Follow the directions provided to access the app.

MIMS

Go to the Clinicians Health Channel and follow the instructions to install on iPhone or Android.

Read by QxMD

'Read by QxMD' provides a single place for you to keep up with new research, topics of interest in your chosen specialty, and the latest articles from your favourite journals.

Get more info and find out how to connect.

Therapeutic Guidelines

  1. Uninstall any existing version of the app if you have access via another institution.
  2. Register for a token. Tokens must be renewed annually. Both of these processes must be done while on-site at RCH.
  3. Wait for the confirmation email, which will contain your token (a series of numbers and letters).
  4. Download and install the app for iOS or Android.
  5. Open the app and choose Institutional user login.
  6. Enter the email you registered with and the token.
  7. Choose whether to download content for offline use or not.