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General guide for library research in Nursing

Up To Date Mobile Access

Mobile app available for UpToDate!

Before you can use it, you must first Register on the UpToDate homepage. I made a video and created step-by-step written instructions on the whole process.

After you create an account with UpToDate, you can download the mobile app (available for iOS and Android).

Log in with the UpToDate username and password you created, and you are ready to go!

You will get an email every 90 days prompting you to verify your account to renew your mobile access. This means that you need to log back into the web version of UpToDate (linked above) to reset the timer.

Nursing & Health Topics in the News

There are many places to find articles written more for the general population than career nurses or health professionals. Some suggested websites and journals:

Sign up for New York Times Online Access
UMass Amherst Libraries have purchased access to the New York Times Academic Pass program for the UMass Amherst campus. To register for your academic account to the New York Times, you'll need a UMass Amherst email address. 

Follow the Registration instructions on our New York TImes Online guide to set up your account.

Visible Body Suite

With our last renewal, we gained access to the new Visible Body Suite platform.

The new platform requires you to create an account to be able to access content and get access to the mobile app.

The Visible Body Suite refers to the whole package that we now have access to and is also the name of the tool that replaced the old Human Anatomy Atlas. Our access now includes Visible Biology, Muscle Premium, Physiology Animations, and Anatomy & Physiology. There are 3D models and simulations, flashcards, 3D tours, and augmented reality. 

NOTE: Even if you had an account on the old platform, you have to create a new one for the updated platform. 

UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS for getting Visible Body Suite on your mobile device!

  1. Using the link above, Sign In to your Visible Body account. (Remember, if you haven't created a new account on the updated platform, you need to do that first.
  2. Once you are signed in, under Visible Body Suite, click the orange button that says Get the Mobile App.
  3. You will be prompted for your email address to send a link to get Visible Body from the App Store or Google Play without paying for it.
  4. Open the email on whatever mobile devices you want to download it on and click the App Store or Google Play link.
  5. After the app is downloaded on your mobile device, open the app.
  6. Sign in with the same email and password you used when creating your Visible Body account.

You do have to re-authenticate your account every 150 days by signing into the web version of Visible Body. 

Want to learn more about Visible Body Suite? Check out their Getting Started page for tips on navigating and customizing.