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Selected apps and websites for iPad, iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Mobile Resources Guide!

This guide includes apps and mobile-friendly websites which may be helpful for health sciences students, staff, and faculty. Some of these sites are paid for by the USC Libraries, and others are freely available to all.

Did you know the Health Sciences Libraries have a mobile app? Download the USC HSL app on your mobile device's App Store or Play Store. Using this app, you can reserve group study rooms in the Norris Library, renew and request books (even books on reserve!), search HELIX, the library catalog, for materials, and access our most popular mobile-friendly resources.

Don't know anything about mobile devices? Check out our Basics tab on this guide.

Click on the tabs above to learn about resources for clinical information tools, drug information, study aids, journal article databases and journals, or consumer health. All apps and websites are selected by librarians at the Norris Medical Library.

Use the "Ask a Librarian" box on this page to contact the reference desk for help with selecting, installing, or using apps on your device.

Finding more recommended apps

Many clinicians, librarians, and software developers provide reviews of apps. In addition to the sources selected by Norris Library, check out these websites for recent reviews of apps.

  • Appolicious
    This Yahoo-affiliated sites invites users to create curated lists of their favorite apps. The lists created by health care professionals and students are helpful, and it's a great source for consumer health-focused apps (self-care for diabetes; exercise or food trackers; etc.) and apps to use in occupational and physical therapy.
  • Daily App Show
    While not specifically focused on health apps, this site includes videos of apps in action with reviews. Great chance to see an app before buying it.
  • iMedicalApps
    One of the first review sites on medical apps specifically. This site was founded by medical students and now hosts reviews from students and medical professionals.

Tutorials & eBooks

Have questions on using technologies? Check out these sources!

  • Lynda Online Training offers nearly 1000 tutorials on a broad range of computing topics such as Google Apps, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, web development, audio/video production, computer programming, mobile devices, and more.

    These courses are broken into 5-15 minute tutorials that are taught by subject-matter experts. These courses can be accessed from on- or off-campus for convenient, self-paced learning.

    Search by subject (e.g., Mobile) or software (e.g., iPhone, iPad).

    A '' app can be downloaded for the iPad, iPhone, iPod. Log in using the web portal ( ). Tip: Turn remember this URL 'ON'.
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Provides e-books from the publishers specializing in computer application user and training manuals from Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, O'Reilly, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams.

    USC only has access to books published in the most current three years.

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