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Biology and Pre-Med: Health Sciences Apps

ACU Library resources for Biology and Pre-med including online databases, online journals, and web sites.

Merck Manual - Professional Edition

Merck Manual - Professional

itunes or google play store

Merck Manual, Professional Edition is a free app that includes thousands of topics, casting and splinting techniques, examinations, drug reference info and more.

CDC Vaccine Schedules

2015 app Version 2.0.1  provides childhood, adolescent, adult and catch-up vaccine schedules, and a table of contraindications and precautions table, with all footnotes that apply to schedules. 


Download it free for smartphones and tablet devices from the iTunes App StoreExternal Web Site Icon or from Google PlayExternal Web Site Icon

Its features include:

  • Color coding coordinates with printed schedules.
  • Hyperlinked vaccine name opens as a pop-up with dose specifics.
  • Catch-up schedule for children shows minimum dosing intervals.
  • Related vaccine resources and websites are included.
  • Any changes in the schedules will be released through app updates.



Started by two Stanford students and produced commercially by AthenaHealth, Epocrates has peer-reviewed disease content developed in collaboration with the publishers of the British Medical Journal.  Featuring drug information; risk and diagnostic factors; test categories: Initial Tests, Tests to Consider, and Emerging Tests; differential diagnosis with links to associated disease and condition topics, its free app is available at the App and Play stores.  Evidence-based treatment options are searchable by patient group and compiled from clinical references and disease-state management guidelines.

Free to sign in, and use a lot of the features, select 'no' to purchasing the additional features. itunes or google play

Grey's Anatomy

Free app for learning about human anatomy. Available on google play.


- Skeletal System
- Muscular System
- Nervous System
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Endocrine System
- Urinary System
- Reproductive System
- Lymphatic System
- Integumentary System
- Sensory System.

A comparable app for itunes is also available.