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Register and Access your UpToDate Account

1. Access UpToDate 
2. Register for an account (Required during initial account creation only)    
3. Fill out the fields using your Iona email address and submit the registration

Important: To maintain your access to UpToDate you will need to confirm your affiliation with Iona University every 90 days. To do this simply login to UpToDate from within the Iona University network.

Tip: Not sure if you are logged in to UpToDate? If you do not see your name and CME tally on the top right of the screen, then click Login/Register to login.

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)

Download the Mobile App

1. Download the Wolters Kluwer UpToDate App from the App Store or Google Play
2. After UpToDate has been installed, login with the username and password you used to register for the UpToDate account.  This account information is not connected to the Iona network user ID and password. 
3. UpToDate is now available to use on your mobile device.

You can also log into on your mobile web browser, and you’ll find a consistent experience across all devices,

Citing UpToDate APA

Bordeaux, B., & Lieberman, H. R. (2020). Benefits and risks of caffeine and caffeinated beverages. UpToDate. Retrieved February 26, 2020, from  

Parenthetical citation: (Bordeaux & Lieberman, 2020)
Narrative citation: Bordeaux and Lieberman (2020)


Locating Graphics & Creating Slides

UpToDate contains more than 33,000 pictures, figures, tables, graphs, algorithms, and videos.  You can easily limit your search to Graphics.  Select Graphics after you do your initial search.

Any graphics from UpToDate can be used in PowerPoint.  Just select Export to PowerPoint once you select the graphic.

NOTE: When making slides from UpToDate®, be sure to include a source reference to UpToDate and its copyright notice.

UpToDate Patient Information

UpToDate offers nearly 1,500 patient education topics about the most common medical conditions and procedures. These topics encapsulate the same information included in the materials provided for clinicians. As such, they give readers the information they need to actively participate in decisions related to their care.

Patients have varying information needs. Some want just a brief overview, while others want more in-depth information. UpToDate meets the varying information needs of patients by offering both The Basics and Beyond the Basics:
The Basics: These topics are 1-3 pages in length and are written in simple language. They answer the four or five most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. The Basics topics are best for readers who want a general overview.

Beyond the Basics: These topics are 5-10 pages long and are more detailed. Beyond the Basics topics are best for readers who want a lot of information and are comfortable with some technical medical terms.
Patient education topics also offer:

  • Full-color pictures, graphics, and charts to help the reader understand difficult medical concepts
  • Extensive referencing, with links to topic abstracts
  • Links to other related topics and related search terms in UpToDate

Patient education topics are updated continuously so they reflect recent medical literature. All patient education topics are written by professional medical writers with advanced degrees and then edited by our in-house physician editors. They are also reviewed by an external physician author and section editor. Thus, our patient education information is timely, relevant, and evidence-based.

Clinicians can access patient education topics in the following ways:

When viewing search results in UpToDate on the Web, in the left-hand navigation, click on Patient to prioritize patient education topics to the top of your search results list.

Click Patient Education on the toolbar
Click on the medical category of interest. 
NOTE: For the desktop application, the Patient Education option must be configured to show on the toolbar or you may find it in the drop-down menu.

When viewing a topic, click Patient in the tools area at upper-right to go directly to the Patient Education section, where you will find links to any related patient education topics.

Note: The Patient tool is available only in professional-level topics for which there is related patient education information.

Need Help?

In addition to contacting the Library you may contact UpToDate technical support services:

Phone: (800) 998 - 6374 (US/Canada) OR (781) 392-2000


Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time