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BMJ Best Practice Mobile App

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BMJ's evidence-based, point-of-care resource incorporates the systematic reviews from its Clinical Evidence and so combined current evidence with expert opinion and guidelines.  It uses detailed, referenced, decision trees and a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  It incorporates AHFS Drug Information Essentials, which provides dosage information for most drugs. Its web version requires Tufts ID or Library Login.




  • From a computer on the Tufts network access this link: BMJ Best Practice and click Create Account.

  • Fill out and complete the personal account creation form.

  • The app is available for download in the App Store or Play Store.
  • Log in with the email and password you set up when registering for an account.






Created by physicians for use primarily at the 'point-of-care', the DynaMed App is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic-review databases.  Its web version requires Tufts ID or Library Login. 


NOTE: You must follow these steps every 6 months to retain access

1. If not already installed: download the free DynaMed app from the App store or Google Play.

2. To authenticate, access the Library's Desktop version of DynaMed and click on the "Get the DynaMed Mobile App" link under the 'Spotlight' heading.

3. Enter your Tufts University email address and click send.

4. From your mobile device, open the email and tap the authentication link to authenticate the app. 

NOTE: If you do not tap the authentication key link in the email within 48 hours you will need to request a new authentication key from within DynaMed.

5. The DynaMed App opens on your device and begins the initial content download. 

NOTE: It is recommended that you are on a Wi-Fi connection for the initial download of DynaMed content as well as when updates become available.

The initial install process may take 20-30 minutes. For best results, keep your device plugged in and connected to WiFi.

(Please visit this page for full instructions.) 



ClinicalKey Mobile App


Contains Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one interface with access to over 1100 books, over 500 journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. Includes information from First Consult, which can be found at the top of search results for select topics. This app is available for  both Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).


1. Download Clinical Key from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store(Android).

2. After installing and opening the app, choose the "Global" edition. Then, two options should appear: Click on 'Clinical Key'.

3. Enter your ClinicalKey username and password to begin using the app (SEE Register for an Account below).


  1. Go to ClinicalKey (desktop version) and click 'Register' in the top right corner.
  2. Use your email address to fill in the required information on the registration page.
  3. Click 'Register' when finished. ClinicalKey will display an activation message and sends a confirmation email.
  4. In the confirmation email, click the link to officially start your remote access*.

*This will grant 180 days of remote access. Prior to the end of the 190 days, log into your ClinicalKey personal account while on the Tufts network. This will extend your access another 180 days. Should your remote access expire, follow the above steps to re-activate your access.

Pediatric Care Online Mobile App

Pediatric Care Online

Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this app includes a point-of-care quick reference, guide to antimicrobials, Bright Futures and periodicity schedules.


  • Access Tufts' PCO on campus
  • Click Sign In, then Create account
  • Follow instructions for an Individual Account and complete registration form
  • Your AAP ID is displayed on the next screen.  Keep a record of the number
  • Enter a password and select a security question
  • Download the Pediatric Care Online app for your device and login. It may ask you for your AAP ID.

UpToDate Anywhere


1. Access UpToDate, from the library's homepage:

2. Click the 'Register' link in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • To register, complete all fields then click Submit Registration.
  •  If you already have an UpToDate User Name and Password, proceed to step #3 and download the app.

NOTE: Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate. 

3. Download the mobile app: App Store | Google Play Store | Amazon App Store.

4. From the app, log in with your UpToDate User Name and Password.

NOTE: You only need to do this once – the app remembers your User Name and Password. 



In addition to the Mobile App, you can access UpToDate from any computer with internet access.  

1. Access UpToDate, from the library's homepage:

2. Click the 'Log In' link in the upper right corner of the screen.

NOTE: In order to maintain uninterrupted access to UpToDate Anywhere, always access UpToDate from the Hirsh Health Sciences website. If you don’t you will be prompted to re-verify your affiliation with Tufts University once every 90 days. 

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