DynaMed Mobile!

Dynamed MobileDid you know that DynaMed is available as a mobile application, compatible with devices such as the Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, just to name a few?  Visit here to learn more.

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.

A recent article in BMJ evaluated five point-of-care resources (including UpToDate) to see how quickly the resources updated new evidence.  DynaMed was judged the best by far at updating critical topic reviews based on new evidence.


According to another study of disease reference tools by KLAS, survey respondents indicated that DynaMed excelled in the credibility of the information it provided and in the relevance of its information.


Links to DynaMed can be found on the Biomedical Libraries Web under Resources and in the Dartmouth Library Catalog.

uptodate-changesChanges to the UpToDate user interface will go into effect at the end of April. The user interface has been redesigned and enhanced with advanced search technology that will enable clinicians to find answers to their clinical questions faster than ever.

Click here for an overview of the changes.
Click here to watch a brief video demonstrating the changes  

All users will be notified of the change via messaging on UpToDate.com

The Biomedical Libraries at Dartmouth are happy to share the news that we have been included in a list of the 25 Most Impressive University Medical School Libraries in the World!  Read the full article.

Top 25 Medical School Libraries

Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design
Dana Library
SB482.A4 P83 2013


Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science through Scuba
Dana Library
GV838.672 .R47 2013


Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System
Dana Library
RA395.A3 S486 2013


The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging
Dana Library
RC523 .L63 2013


Biology of Aging
Matthews-Fuller Library
QH608. M33. 2014


Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement
Matthews-Fuller Library
LB1060. H388.2009


Diagnostic Imaging. Brain
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC386.6. D52. D53. 2010


Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance
Matthews-Fuller Library
QP301. P56. 2014



The Biomedical Libraries has a new resource that allows you to access full text clinical books, watch procedural videos and animations, and take self-assessment exams.

Access Medicine

Access Medicine features:Learn

  • Full text of 85+ clinical textbooks including Harrison’s Online, CMDT, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and more!
  • More than 250 examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations.
  • Extensive self-assessment with thousands of Q&As to prepare for exams.
  • Drug database to look up dosing, indications, and adverse reactions with thousands of generic and name-brand drugs.
  • Differential diagnosis tool that allows you to browse 1,000+ diagnoses by symptom, disease or organ system.
  • Concise evidence-based outlines of common medical conditions for the clinical setting.

Benefits of a MyAccess account:

  • No VPNs or extra logins required! Simply create a MyAccess account while authenticated on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network. Your registration expires if you do not log in every 90 days from either your device or computer on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network.
  • Access to the site on your mobile devices and from off-campus computers.
  • Access to the Q&A feature and prior quiz result scores.
  • Save and download image capability, including the ability to download images directly to PowerPoint.

To create a MyAccess account:

  • From the Biomedical Libraries web page, click on the “Access Medicine” link under resources, while authenticated on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network.
  • Click on “Dartmouth College” at the top right of the screen.
  • Click on “Login or Create a Free Personal Account.”
  • Click on “Don’t have a MyAccess account?”
  • Fill out the required fields, including a username and password then select “Create an Account.”

Create Account


Junos Pulse VPN

UPDATE:  On March 19, 2014 the Dartmouth VPN was upgraded to a new version.  This was a minor change to both the VPN concentrators and to the JunOS Pulse client.  After the upgrade, users will be prompted to install a new version of JunOS Pulse when they next connect to the VPN.

Please Note:  There are known  issues with the Macintosh version of this new VPN software.  Please click here for more information. If you are having issues installing Junos Pulse, please call the Dartmouth Computing Help Desk at 646-2999 for assistance.

Bates Visual Guide

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination provides demonstrations of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques.  It contains more than 8 hours of content, broken down into volumes based on regional anatomy, and then short chapters that review anatomy and demonstrate proper examination.  Links can be made to the entire resource, single volumes, or single chapters.  Also included are five videos designed to help students prepare for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, or OSCEs, by testing their clinical reasoning skills.  Available on any computer or device connected to Dartmouth/DHMC’s network until April 24, 2014, at http://www.batesvisualguide.com

Acland's Video Atlas

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy presents dissections of unembalmed human bodies in five volumes. The specimens rotate relative to the camera, giving a three-dimensional view.  For each part of the body, the bones are shown first, then joints  and their movements, then the muscles, and then the blood vessels and nerves. Individuals can register for a personal account and then take self-examinations.  Available on any computer or device connected to Dartmouth/DHMC’s network until April 24, 2014, at http://www.aclandanatomy.com

If you have comments about these resources please send them to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.


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