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Hand-held device advice...

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by KWBum, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. KWBum

    KWBum Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hi folks... <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    So, here's my question. This is both situationally specific, and general. You'll see how in a moment.

    I attend med school in Poland. One of the odd things about this place is that you can't take any bags into the libraries. It's sort of a communist holdover of the make-work sort. If you can't take your bag, you need someplace to put it. Hence, a bag check. And hence people to staff it. So, bag check + coat check = quite a few somewhat extraneous jobs.

    Now this is fine. But it's a bit of a hassle in terms of what you wind up taking into the library with you. You have to load and unload completely every time you go in. And, heaven forbid you forget your pen. You've got to go back down. Minor hassles, yes, but...

    So, being 31, I'm rather set in my bachelor ways. I like to study with lots of books and resources around me. Stedman's, Merck, Latin dict. Crazy, I know. But hey.

    So, I'm looking for a small, hand-held device which could contain such books.

    My dad, a non-computer-type GP, has this thing called a Franklin which has the PDR on it. But, it seems to be a bit antiquated.

    So, what is out there that, what have you all used, that would fit the bill?

    Something for which I could download, purchase, etc. "modules," or something of the sort, of various medical, and other references. Or even whole texts.

    Obviously the applicability would extend beyond just the pure references. Something like Barron's Medical Microbiology is awful heavy! But handy to have in class, or in the library.

    Hope this makes sense. Any tips would be appreciated!

    Thanks! :cool:
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    how easy is it for you to acquire a palm pilot or ipaq? you can download some medical reference books onto those devices.
     
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    I'll move this over to The Lounge for ya! :D
     

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