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These apps are provided for members of the Washington University School of Medicine community by Becker Library subscriptions. You do not need to purchase these apps, but for most of them you will need to create an account while on the internet network at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM network). 

UCentral App: Washington Manual and ABX Guide

Becker Medical Library now offers access to the Unbound Medicine UCentral app. With this app you can access the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics and the Johns Hopkins Antibiotics (ABX) Guide anytime, anywhere from your mobile device. Follow these instructions to access and install the UCentral app. There is also a PDF copy of these instructions found at the bottom of the box.

  1. Register for a UCentral account while on the Washington University School of Medicine internet network (WUSM network). Click here to register:
    If you are on a computer click on the "Log-in" link in the upper right corner, then click on the "Register"  button. If you are on a mobile device click the "Register" button.
  2. Download the free UCentral app from iTunes (Apple devices) or Google Play (Android devices)
  3. Open the app and log-in to your account. The first time you do this you should be on the WUSM internet network
  4. Once you are logged in, you should see a dashboard screen. On the top of the screen you will see icons for each of the titles and tools that you can access via the UCentral app. Simply click on the title you're interested in and you will be able to access the full content for that title.

Once you have you account established you can access The Washington Manual and The ABX Guide on network, off network, and even off line.

Device Availability:  Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, and Android tablets and smartphones

Access Medicine App

The Access Medicine App provides mobile, off-line access to the following resources: Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Diagnosaurus (differential diagnosis tool), and The Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

Here are instructions for downloading/access the app:

1. Create an Access Medicine Account (if you don't already have one). You cannot create an account via the app, but must do so through the Access Medicine website (must be on WUSM internet network to access): Access Medicine Link

2. Download the Access Medicine app from Google Play (Android) or App Store (Apple)

3. Sign-in to the app using your Access Medicine username/password

NOTE: You must sign-in to your Access Medicine account while on the WUSM internet network once every 90 days to maintain access to the app.

Device Availability: Android and Apple smartphones and tablets


Ebsco Host Mobile

The Ebsco Host app allows you to search for articles in Ebsco databases including CINAHL and PsycInfo.


  • Download the Ebsco Host app from iTunes (Apple devices), or Google Play (Android devices)
  • Open CINAHL or PsycInfo (must be on the WUSM network to access)
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link for "iPhone and Android Apps"
  • Enter your email address into the form. You will receive an email with an authentication link
  • Access the confirmation email from Ebsco from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application (the authentication link will expire after 24 hours)

Device availability: iPhone/iPad (Apple devices), and Android Devices

Ovid Today

The Ovid Today app allows you to view the most current journal articles from the library's collection of Ovid journals. The app is currently only available for iPad. Please note that you can only access the full text of journals that Becker Library subscribes to (some journals listed in the app are not available in full text)

Please contact Angela Hardi at or 314-362-2787 to receive our institution's username/password for accessing Ovid Today.

Here are instructions for downloading/accessing the app:

  • Download the Ovid Today app (iPad only)
  • Open the app and click on the link “Login using your Ovid SP ID and Password” (this link is below the big blue box that says “Let’s get started”
  • Enter the log-in information provided by Angela Hardi ( at Becker Library
  • On the next screen click on the “Create a personal account” link
  • Finally, fill out the personal account form information and choose a username and password

Note: the Ovid Today personal account is not the same as the Ovid database log-in