PubMed Mobile Web App

Recently the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a mobile friendly version of PubMed. According to NLM, there has been a significant increase in mobile browsing for medical content and they have already created several mobile medical web apps.

Features of the PubMed Mobile WebApp:

* Basic searches
* A simplified interface
* Ability to view “Free Articles” only
* It is not device specific. You can use this Web App in the browsers available on your smartphones.
* This Web App is currently in Beta and presently it is a separate link but will probably automatically detect a smartphone when it is no longer considered Beta.

The current version does not offer an option to add limits such as parameters for the publication dates.

PubMed Web App is available at

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Mobile products are a growing part of the NLM information base.  Some of NLM’s other mobile information sources are:

*Mobile MedlinePlus offers health and prescription information in English and Spanish.  It is a spinoff of NLM’s popular Web site and contains a selected subset of content from the original site.
*Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER), which provides information on hazardous substances to help first responders in hazardous materials incidents
*Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM), which provides guidance on diagnosis and treatment for healthcare providers during radiological and nuclear emergencies
*TOXNET, which contains databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases
*AIDSinfo has PDA Tools, for federally-approved treatment guidelines for adults, pregnant women, and children

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