Tech Tools are lists of mobile apps and web-based technology tools that the USA library staff have personally vetted as tools that could be useful to you as faculty and staff members. At least the basic version of all the tech tools are free.


Calculate by QxMD - Clinical calculator and decision support tool

Guideline Central - Online and offline access to official clinical practice recommendations.

ICD10 Consult - Instant reference tool for ICD10 codes

Physical Therapy Tools

  • Physical Therapy Spanish - Spanish phrase guide for ascertaining basic patient information. Available for iOS devices.
  • Metronome - Helpful tool for gait training.​​​​​​

Occupational Therapy Tools

  • Occupational Therapy Spanish - Spanish phrase guide for ascertaining basic patient information. Available for Android and iOS devices.


BlogSpot - Create your own blog or explore others'

Coursera - Free online courses on a variety of topics

EBSCOhost - Mobile app to access the USA library's EBSCO resources (e.g. Search USA) on the go. After you download, authenticate by going into Search USA (no yellow bar at the top of the page), and click the "iPhone and Android apps" link at the bottom of the page

FlipBoard - Create a personalized magazine reflecting topics that interest you

PubMed for Handhelds - Access PubMed on the go and save articles for reading later

READ by QxMD - Mobile app linking users to key medical journals

Research Managers:

  • diigo - Bookmark and organize online resources
  • Mendeley - Reference manager and academic social network
  • Zotero - Citation management software (More info)

TED - Short, powerful talks on a variety of interesting topics

3D Brain - Interactive brain map with information about case studies, brain damage, and other research

Grammarly - Grammar check tool (More Info)

MedPix - Open-access online database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics

Poll Everywhere - Poll your class using text messaging

    Presentation Tools:

    • Educreations - Record your iPad screen, with whiteboard tools, and share
    • Emaze - Professionally designed presentation templates for your content
    • Haiku Deck - Instant presentations, just add content
    • Prezi - A more creative alternative to PowerPoint

    Quiz Tools:

    • Jeopardy Labs - Use a ready-made Jeopardy-style game, or create your own
    • Quizlet - Flash cards, tests, and study games

    Remind - Stay in touch with your students via text message

    SimpleMind - Mind mapping tool for iPhone or iPad

    Skyro Voice Recorder - Create digital sound recordings with a smartphone

    Video Tools:

    Wordle - Enter text for instant word clouds

    CamScanner - Manage and share documents in the cloud

    Cloud Storage - Save your documents online; access them anywhere:

    IFTTT (If this, then that) - A multipurpose tool for controlling your smartphone (e.g. If my phone is connected to USA wifi, then put phone on vibrate)

    LiveBinders - Manage e-resources and create portfolios

    Padlet - A virtual bulletin board to collaboratively share links, images, videos, and other files

    Pocket - Save online content to view later

    Print Friendly - Make any web page print friendly

    Productivity and Collaboration Tools:

    • Evernote - A notepad on your smartphone, plus more
    • HeySpace - Task management software for teams

    TinyURL - Make even the longest web addresses manageable