UpToDate

UpToDate  is a professional point-of-care tool. From the vendor:

Over 1.9 million clinicians worldwide trust UpToDate to make the best care decisions.

Access Details Notes

Authorized Users

Access is for Authorized Users, with pricing based on Relevant FTE (as determined by the vendor; generally speaking, this will include enrollment in nursing and pharmaceutical programs), unless the institution can demonstrably limit access to a certain subset of users through their EZproxy.

Authentication Methods

Traditional IP access and authentication is not permitted with UpToDate (UTD). The UTD system requires that each user is identified with a UID. One access method currently employed by some Ontario colleges is described below. Other methods may also be available (e.g. through an API and/or SSO integration between the institution's EZproxy and the UTD system).

Manual Access Method: The library must first configure their proxy server for access to UTD and provide their users with the proxied access URL. The vendor will configure the UTD system for access by the institution's proxy server IP address only (no site IPs). Users then must use the proxied URL for their initial access, and will at that time be prompted by the UTD system to register their new UTD user account. Once their user account is created, they may continue to access via the proxied URL, or they may access UTD directly, either through their web browsers or through UTD's mobile app. If a user chooses to access UTD directly, however, their user account will be suspended after 90 days, at which point they will be required to access through the proxied URL again in order to restore their access for another 90 days. (Users who continually access through the proxied URL will be automatically revalidated each time and will skip the suspension/revalidation process.) Notification emails are sent to the email address registered for the user account in advance of the account's suspension.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Username/Password, Remote Access

MARC Records

MARC Records: 
No

Usage Stats

COUNTER: 
No
SUSHI: 
No

Please contact the vendor for usage reports. 

Subscribing Colleges