Mobile technology and medical libraries: Worlds collide

Peg Burnette

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Use of mobile technology in medicine has steadily gained momentum over the past 10 years. With the advent of new mobile devices that offer superior functionality and connectivity, medical librarians have an opportunity to expand mobile services and resources that have the potential to enhance user experience, medical education, and clinical practice. This article looks at the genesis of mobile medicine from the early adopters to today's always connected user.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalReference Librarian
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitude to computers
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Handheld computers
  • Medical education
  • Medical libraries
  • Medical students
  • Nurses
  • PDAs
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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