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Mobile Databases: Databases Accessible via Mobile Devices

Your guide to mobile resources including library database and healthcare apps

Mobile Database Apps


Click or tap on the links below to obtain installation information and activation codes for mobile apps that allow you to access library databases. When corresponding with database providers, always use your Samuel Merritt email address.


Click on the link above and scroll to the footer of the CINAHL database page.

CINAHL Mobile Link

Click on the text that reads: "New: Ebscohost iPhone/iPod Touch Application."

Apps available for

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Lexicomp Products (Lexi Drugs & Interact 

For device specific instructions, please click on the link above and sign in with your SMU user name and password. Apps available for:

  • Android
  • BlackBerry
  • BlackBerry 5.0 or higher
  • HP WebOS
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • Palms
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile
  • Mobile

Mobile Micromedex

For device specific instructions, please click on the link above. Then click on the mobileMicromedex link in the upper left.

Apps available for: 

  • Palm OS
  • Pocket PC
  • iOS
  • Android

Mobile-friendly site also available -- accesible on all web-enabled mobile devices.

The Medical Letter

  • Using a computer that is connected to the University network, go to The Medical Letter homepage, click on “Mobile Apps” in left sidebar.
  • Complete form (and remember your password!)
  • Click “Request Mobile App Login”
  • On your mobile device, Go to the app store
  • Search for ‘the medical letter ‘, click install
  • To login, enter your email address and the password you just created

App available for

  • Android
  • iOS

Stat!Ref App

STAT!Ref Mobile Access takes STAT!Ref healthcare e-sources on the go. With powerful interactive functionality, STAT!Ref Mobile Access allows users to search their institution’s subscriptions anytime, anywhere. STAT!Ref is available through mobile applications that are supported by most popular devices or through web enabled mobile access technology (STAT!Ref Mobile).

App available for

  • Android
  • BlackBerry
  • iPhone & iPad

Mobile-Friendly Database Sites


Click or tap on the links below to go to mobile-friendly database sites that can be easily browsed on your device -- no app required! For best results, use the WiFi option on your device to connect to the internet. If you are off campus, you will need to enter your user name and password when prompted. Some sites require users to create an account or enter an access code. Special instructions are listed below.

Alt Health Watch

CINAHL Plus Mobile Site 

Consumer Health Complete 

MD Consult Mobile

You must have an MD Consult user account to access MD Consult Mobile. Don't have one? Click here to create a new account.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse 

PubMed@SMU for Handhelds 

Mobile-friendly interface with multiple ways to search PubMed including PICO search and askMEDLINE.  Linked to SMU journal collection.

PubMed Mobile 


PubReader offers a reader-friendly format for articles in the PMC archive. It can be used with multiple web browsers, on any type of mobile device, tablet or computer.

Refworks RefMobile 

You must have a RefWorks user account to access RefMobile. Don't have one? Click here to create a new account. You will receive an email with your user name, password, and group code.