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How and why to use UpToDate

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About UpToDate

Why use this resource? UpToDate is a point of care database to be used by health care practitioners to brush up on concepts and for patient education.

What's in this resource? UpToDate contains text at various levels of complexity, with two levels for patients and another for physicians.

Subject(s)

Alternative Medicine Allied Health Biochemistry Biology Biomedicine Biotechnology Child Development Diseases Genetics Health Care System Human Development Immunology Life Sciences Medicine Microbiology Neuroscience Nursing Nutrition Pharmacology Pharmacy Physical and Occupational Therapy Physiology Psychology Toxicology
Dates of Coverage Varied
Truncation or Wildcard none, but see this page for more in depth search help
Phrase Searching none
Vendor Wolters Kluwer
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UpToDate

alternate link for UpToDate Anywhere (requires username and password, see below)

Earning CME with UpToDate Anywhere

By registering with UpToDate and logging in on their site, you can earn CME credit just by searching UpToDate.

To register with UpToDate and create a username and password, connect to UpToDate from a browser on the UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center network. In the upper right corner, make sure it says "Welcome UVM and UVM Medical Center", and then click on Log In / Register.  Complete the registration form.  We recommend you use your UVM netID for the username if you have one; otherwise, create any username you like.

Once you have the username and password, you can log in from any computer through the Log In button in the upper right of the UpToDate screen. If you used your UVM netID as your UpToDate username, and use EZProxy to access UpToDate from off campus, you will be logged in automatically. Otherwise, be sure to log in with your UpToDate username and password before searching so you'll earn the CME credit.

See Earning CME/CE/CPD Credit with UpToDate for more information.

Mobile

Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS for UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center affiliates. See "Maintaining Access to UpToDate Anywhere", below, for more information on using the mobile app outside the UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center wi-fi networks.

Maintaining Access to UpToDate Anywhere

In order to continue using UpToDate Anywhere through the mobile app, without the proxy server, or to earn CME credit, all users need to sign into it from the UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center network, proxy, or gateway at least once every 90 days to verify that they are still authorized users. If you have been off campus for more than 90 days (for example, if you have been on a clerkship, or are preceptor faculty), you will need to sign in through EZProxy or the University of Vermont Medical Center gateway in order to reactivate your UpToDate account. You do not have to be on campus to do this, and can use any web browser (including on a phone or tablet). You cannot reactivate your account through the UpToDate mobile app if the 90 days have expired.

UVM Affiliates

Visit the Dana Library web site at http://dana.uvm.edu and click on UpToDate, sign in to EZProxy with your UVM netID and password (if prompted), and make sure that your name appears in the "Welcome," message at the top of the UpToDate screen. If your name does not appear, click on the Log In/Register button at the upper right and log in with the username and password you set up when you registered with UpToDate. You should now be all set for another 90 days. If you run into any problems, please contact us for help.

University of Vermont Medical Center Affiliates

Log in to the University of Vermont Medical Center remote gateway, connect to UpToDate, and log in with the username and password you set up when you registered with UpToDate. Check to make sure that your name appears in the "Welcome," message at the top of the UpToDate screen. If it's there, you should be all set for another 90 days. If you run into any problems, please contact the University of Vermont Medical Center help desk at (802) 847-1414 for assistance.

Partial screenshot showing location of "Welcome, Susan Student" notice in upper right part of UpToDate search screen.