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Getting Started


This guide explains how to use UpToDate, a point-of-care medical resource.  Use the menu on the left side of this web page to navigate to specific topics.

About UpToDate

UpToDate is the premier point-of-care medical resource:

  • Answers all of your clinical questions quickly;
  • Provides evidence-based content for 25 specialty fields;
  • Contains more than 12,000 clinical topics;
  • More than 1,500 patient information topics;
  • More than 200 medical calculators;
  • Provides CME credit;
  • Also available through the UpToDate app on your mobile device.

Register for an UpToDate Account

Users must register for a free account in order to access UpToDate through a mobile app or remote access, or to track CME credits.

From an OU computer, go to the Medical Library website -  Select UpToDate from the Top Resources in the left column.  Or go directly to

Select the Register link in the upper right corner.

Fill out the Registration Form and select your User Name and Password.  You will be emailed a Verification Code.  Follow the instructions in the email. 

NOTE:  You will be required to login to UpToDate periodically to reauthorize your account.  You will receive an email reminder.  You can easily do this by logging in using a computer connected to the OU network. 

Have Questions? Need Assistance?

A Librarian can conduct a one-on-one session with you on how to use UpToDate. Feel free to call us at (248) 370-3772 or email if you have questions or need assistance with searching.