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Mobile Databases: Databases Accessible via Mobile Devices

Your guide to mobile resources including library database and healthcare apps

SMU Database Apps


Click 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.

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Access Medicine Database

The AccessMedicine app is available to SMU students, staff and faculty. To activate and for continued access to the app, the user must have an active My Access account and sign in every 90 days through your institution, either on-site or through a VPN. Sign up for a My Access account today by logging into your AccessMedicine subscription and clicking on your institution name in the upper right hand corner. To download the app, please visit the App Store or Google Play.


To find apps for Ebscohost databases, click on database name and scroll to the footer of the database page. 
Click on the text that reads iPhone and Android apps. You will need to enter your email address to send yourself instructions for app download and authentication key.

Apps available for:

  • iPhone
  • Android

Here is a list of the databases that have apps. Click on the link below and scroll down to find the database.

EbscoHost Databases @SMU

Alt HealthWatch


eBook Collection


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts 



Lexicomp Products (Lexi Drugs & Interact 

Click here to access the code for the Lexicomp App.

Alternately you can access the Lexicomp app code via MySMU. 

You are required to use your SMU email when registering for the app. If you used a different email previously, go to Lexicomp Accounts to change your email.

Quick Reference Guide

Lexicomp Technical Support

  • Live Call, Live Chat, and E-mail Support hours: Mon - Fri, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST, Sat & Sun 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
  • E-mail a Question to  (use your SMU email) or call (866) 397-3433, option 2.

PubMed@SMU for Handhelds

Mobile-friendly interface with multiple ways to search PubMed including PICO search

and askMEDLINE. Linked to SMU Journal collection.

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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

Apps available for:

  • iOS  
  • Android


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.

Create your STAT!Ref account before signing into the Mobile App:

1. Go to the Library's ebook collection on the Library homepage

2. Open the STAT!Ref page and at the top right of the page click on MySTAT!Ref

3. Create your account in MySTAT!Ref and follow the instructions here to complete your account

App available for:

  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android

UpToDate App 

You In order to use UpToDate or get the UpToDate app, you will need to register. There are two ways to register: 1. Register from a desktop computer on the SMU campus, 2. Use remote access to SMU via MySMU. Here's how to gain remote access: Click on MySMU and login with your SMU credentials. Look for the Student Lab W-7 app. (see image below). Once you are logged into the Student Lab W7 app, locate the SMU Library, select Databases, select UpToDate. 

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Follow the instructions in the PDF below or in this Video to get the UpToDate App

EBSCO Audiobooks

Streaming Video Apps

Kanopy Videos App


Use the Kanopy Videos app to view SMU videos.

Link to Kanopy platform.

Health Science & Medical Apps

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Multiple CDC apps


Visually identify drugs, OTCs and supplements

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Multiple NLM apps and databases

Language Translator Apps

Canopy Speak

Communicate quickly with patients using translated medical phrases in Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic, Russian, Haitian, Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and more. Show phrases with written translations, and play with audio.

When needed, call live medical interpreters for free with one button tap.

MediBabble Translator

Medibabble is a free, professional-grade medical interpretation app for healthcare providers.