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UpToDate: Home


This guide is designed to help Duquesne students and faculty learn how to use UpToDate and Lexi-Comp.

About UpToDate

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the United States rely on UpToDate to provide the best care. (Vendor description)

Key Features

  • Links directly to Lexi-Comp for expanded drug information.
  • Links to Lexi-Interact Online: Lexi-Comp's Comprehensive Drug-to-Drug, Drug-to-Herb and Herb-to-Herb Interaction Analysis Program.

  • Allows users to search in several different languages. 

  • Links to full text articles, DuCat, and ILLiad.

  • Automatic mobile optimization  
    • UpToDate offers an app for iOS and Android, but it requires a paid individual account to use. 

  • "What's New" link provides a list of the most important new information added to UptoDate.

FAQs and Tutorials

The following resources were developed by UpToDate:


Ask a Librarian if you need help using UpToDate.