UpToDate Search Features

Search UpToDate® Topics in Multiple Languages

UpToDate supports clinicians throughout the world in providing quality care. Search in Your Own Language streamlines search capabilities by enabling queries and navigation in multiple languages. Improved search accuracy helps clinicians find answers to clinical questions more quickly and easily.

With Search in Your Own Language, clinicians can:

  • Search and navigate in any of 9 languages
  • Auto-complete search terms in 9 languages
  • Use the default language setting for a country or choose an alternate language setting
  • Guide local language translations through feedback and suggestions link

Supported languages:

  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

NOTE: UpToDate search, navigation and auto-complete is available in multiple languages. UpToDate topic content remains in English.

Graphics Search

UpToDate includes a searchable graphics library of more than 30,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and videos. Relevant graphics are also linked in each topic. Learn more about this resource and how it helps users find answers quickly.

Enhanced Search Results and an Improved User Interface

Recently, UpToDate introduced enhancements that allow users to find evidence-based answers faster than ever with targeted links to the sections and graphics most likely to answer their clinical questions. UpToDate synthesizes data from over 26 million monthly topic views to analyze search terms and information viewed by clinicians — analysis that enables UpToDate to quickly and accurately display relevant sections and graphics for a given search.

Navigating UpToDate is even more intuitive with a redesigned user interface that puts key features like Drug Interactions and Practice Changing UpDates on every page. Improvements also include:

  • Links to sections and graphics within a topic that are most likely to answer a clinical question
  • Customizable search results that users can collapse to show more results per page (UpToDate remembers this setting for future visits)
  • Find in Topic now displays the search term immediately upon opening
  • Improved design makes it easier than ever to navigate UpToDate

Learn more about the enhanced search results and updated design: watch a brief video demonstrating the changes or view a full description.