This is a college-managed resource. Last updated 21 February 2020.

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 have to access through the proxy server in order to create their individual accounts. Once created, they can use their account from anywhere, including outside of the proxy server (logging into the UTD website directly).

If a user chooses to access UTD directly, however, in order for their account to remain active, they have to access through the proxy server at least every 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.


Not compatible with the IMS LTI standard, but there are options available for LMS integration. See this handout from the vendor for details:

How to Share Ovid Content in Learning Management Systems

For additional information, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

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

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

Usage Stats


Compliant with COUNTER Release 3. Login to http://ovidspstats.ovid.com with your institutional credentials. If you do not have this information, please contact the vendor to request an account. See PDF for more detailed instructions.

Vendor contact information is available in the Vendors directory.

Subscribing Colleges