Unbound Medicine applications work on iPhone® and iPod touch® devices running OS 3.0 or later. For specific memory requirements, please see the User Guide for the product you are installing.
Downloading the application
Launching the Application
If you have already registered for a Mobile MerckMedicus account through Merck, simply enter your Username and Password and tap the Login button.
The Home screen displays your selected content. To open a content resource, tap the desired entry in the list.
We recommend that you sync your device often to ensure that you have the most up-to-date content. Once you arrive at the Mobile MerckMedicus home screen, you can sync by tapping the sync icon in the upper right-hand corner.
To find an entry quickly and avoid having to scroll through an entire index, use the Jump To feature. Tap the "Jump to..." textbox located just above the main index and the keyboard will appear. Next, start typing the word you want to find. The cursor will automatically move to the part of the index that matches the characters you type.
The Unbound platform allows you to signify important information as a Favorite so you can return to it easily at any time. To view a list of the records you’ve marked as a favorite, return to the Mobile MerckMedicus home screen and tap the Favorites entry at the top of your list of resources.
To create a Favorite, first navigate to the record you would like to mark. Once there, press the star icon found in the tool bar at the bottom of the screen. A second menu will appear with the options, Add to Favorites and Cancel. Select Add Favorites to save your selection.
Unbound Medicine’s CrossLinks feature enables you to access desired information across your Mobile MerckMedicus content.
This feature will only appear when linked resources are available. If linked resources are available, you will see the CrossLinks icon (opposite pointing arrows) appear in the tool bar at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the icon and you will be presented with a new screen which lists all available CrossLinks. The icon appearing next to each entry identifies the linked resource. To return to the original resource, use the back arrow in the upper left-hand corner.
Selecting a Resource
The Mobile MerckMedicus home screen displays a list of your currently selected content. To open a resource, select the entry in the list. You may edit your subscriptions by logging in to the Merck web application using your desktop PC or Mac browser.
Reminder: The Unbound reader works with iPhone’s navigation functionality to help you quickly locate the information you need:
Selecting an Index
Many resources within Mobile MerckMedicus are organized by multiple indexes, all of which you will find displayed in a list. To select a particular index, simply tap its title.
Selecting an Entry
To find an entry quickly, use the touchscreen to scroll or the "Jump to" feature as described above. To select an entry, tap its title.
Viewing a Record
Depending on the content, multiple subsections may be available when viewing a record. To jump to a particular subsection, click the Sections icon at the top right-hand corner to see a list of available subsections. Tap the desired subsection and you will arrive at that section of the topic. The section you are currently viewing will be highlighted in yellow. To return to the record page, use the back button. To select a new page simply tap its title.
Current Awareness Resources
Types of Current Awareness Resources
Mobile MerckMedicus provides you with citations and abstracts for the current issue of over 300 medical journals that are searchable on MEDLINE. You are first provided with a selection of available journals that may be of interest. You then have the option of editing your journal list as you wish.
*Required memory: approximately 15 KB per journal
MEDLINE Journals : Creating your own Journal list
Several journals are pre-selected for you at the time of registration. To customize this list, login to Mobile MerckMedicus on the Web and go to the Handheld Settings section. Next, check the box next to the journals you would like to add and uncheck the box next to journals you no longer want.
Finally, click the Update button.
The Medicus eWATCH feature allows you to create and save MEDLINE searches and have the latest results for those searches downloaded to your mobile device. Each night, Medicus eWATCH automatically looks for new content based on the searches you have created. When new content is available, it is sent to your mobile device when you synchronize.
Although searches are executed nightly, you will see changes only when new content is available. When new content has been retrieved, an asterisk will precede the eWATCH name. In addition, the date of your most recent content update automatically appears after each search.
Creating an eWatch Search
Use your Mobile MerckMedicus Web account to create your eWATCH searches. Two types of eWATCH searches are available: Self-Defined and Current Topic.
To help you keep up-to-date with breaking news and events, Mobile MerckMedicus provides subscriptions to various RSS news feeds. You can manage your subscriptions via the MerckMedicus web application.
Navigating Current Awareness Resources
Selecting a Resource
Select a Resource