Search Tools and Apps

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Scroll down to view the library's recommended search tools and mobile apps

Self-loan App

Borrow items straight from the shelf. You can also renew your loans, and view the status of your reservations.

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*For catalogue access and to reserve books, download the SPYDUS Mobile App

UpToDate Mobile App

Register for a free account by going to from any onsite computer in the Library, or connected to the RMH or Peter Mac hospital networks. Onsite re-registration is required every three months.


Browzine brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your tablet for browsing and reading. You can save your favourite journals, view tables of contents, and read or save articles as new issues are reseased.

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*For laptop or desktop computer access, go to

LibKey Nomad

The LibKey Nomad Browser extension puts direct PDF download links into PubMed, research platforms & journal publisher pages.

Available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Brave and Vivaldi browsers. Not currently available for Safari.

Search LibKey Nomad or go to & follow the instructions to add this extension to your browser.

SPYDUS Mobile App

Use the SPYDUS App to search the library catalogue, reserve or renew items & store your membership number.

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*For laptop or desktop computer access, go to Self Checkout App.

Google Scholar Library links

Switch on Library Links to find articles from paid subscription journals not otherwise available from Google Scholar.

Turn on Library links in Google Scholar:

  • From the menu, go to Settings & select Library links.
  • Search Health Sciences Library & tick RMH, RWH, or PMCC as appropriate. If you have a university affiliation you can also add these links.
  • Once selected, click the Save button.
  • When offsite, authenticate with your membership number to access paid journals on the library website