By: Susan M. Foster-Harper, MLS, AHIP
As a medical librarian, I like seeing what’s coming at me. On one side, books and biomedical literature are quickly transitioning to an electronic format. Vendors and publishers are presenting new products to improve access.
On the other, iTunes and mobile devices are rapidly becoming ubiquitous. Many of the apps in the Medical category of the Apps Store have proven extremely useful to medical students and healthcare professionals in a clinical environment, i.e., Epocrates, Medscape, Lexi-Comp, iTranslate among others. To students and residents, the speed and immediacy of the information can be exhilarating by the end of a busy day.