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iWestern: Access UpToDate and Pubmed Mobile via Western Libraries Mobile

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Have you ever wanted to check something on UpToDate, but can't get to a computer right away? Well now with a few thumb-taps, you can check on the go via your android or iPhone! 

1. First, download the iWestern app (works for iPhone and android). 

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2. Open the app, and scroll down on the left navigation to find the Western Libraries icon.

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3. Click on the Western Libraries icon and you will be brought to a screen where you can search the Mobile-formatted catalogue, or access the mobile-formatted databases currently available.

Click the DATABASES & APPS icon. This is where you can access PUBMED mobile and Up-to-Date.

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4. Once you select the Database you want (ie. Up-to-Date), you will be asked to login to Western libraries using your Western ID and password.

Here's a tip -- if you have as hard a time as I do trying to remember your Western password, then entering it in to a mobile device is no easy task! So e-mail yourself your password, and copy and paste it in to your login screen -- this saved me alot of hassle!


Now make sure your device is set to remember passwords, and you should only have to do this process once! 

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Now you are logged in and can access fully formatted content for free. I hope you find this useful! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Brie McConnell
bmcconn5@uwo.ca 

 Last Updated: November 2013