Where can I get a good medical dictionary?

  1. Hey everyone,

    Okay, I got the Davis drug guide and some other drug reference from Thompson that looks like it will be handy. I'm looking for a medical dictionary. I know Tabers is $50. Does anyone know of a good, free, alternative? Thanks.

    Stacy
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   fishchick72
    anyone??
  4. by   Scrubz
    I'd like to know too because $50 for a PDA version of Taber's is really a rip when you think about it. Sure it probably took a while to convert it to a format viewable on PDA, but they're making bank off that because it's just a download and it doesn't really cost them anything to give it to us minus the actual cost of making it, which probably didn't cost that much.

    Free is good but I still want a quality program. I know Taber's would be quality but for $50... I don't know...
  5. by   midcom
    You do realize that when you buy Tabers for your PDA, that also includes the version for your PC? That's something I really like because when I am doing my assignements (LPN student) I like to be able to look thngs up quickly on my computer & cut & paste into my notes instead of looking it up in a book or my PDA & then typing it all in.

    Yes, $50 is kind of steep but so are most of the books we buy. I have looked at lots of free PDA programs & have not been very impressed by most. You get what you pay ofr, I guess.

    Dixie
  6. by   Scrubz
    I might just end up getting Taber's if I can't find anything better. Free programs are good but I want something I can rely on.
  7. by   Jen1218
    My husband got all of his PDA nursing software from Skyscape.com. I'm not sure if it's the best (cheapest) website available, but it was easy to download it to his new HP iPaq (which has been awesome so far, it was a Christmas gift from his mom who's also a nurse).
  8. by   Scrubz
    I just bought Taber's today and it's pretty amazing. It's like having the entire book in a super small package, and much easier to find what you're looking for. Although it's $50, if you want a med. dictionary for your PDA, I'd reccomend this.

    I bought Nursing Constellation from Skyscape + Taber's and all together it cost me $126, which isn't too bad. There are other packages out there but this had the stuff I wanted now. I'll get other stuff later, when I have the money for it.

    But I do reccomend Taber's for the dictionary and Davis for the drug guide. Both are excellent.
  9. by   Larry77
    There is no really good sub for Tabers IMHO...

    Sometimes on Ebay there is discs that have tons of medical/nursing software on them...they are usually pirated copies so not "updateable" and not exactly legal, but are cheap.
  10. by   Epona
    This is of GREAT help to us new students!!

    THANK YOU!! Epona

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