Linking Policy

UpToDate welcomes links to its home page, patient information topics and professional-level previews. You may establish a link to the web site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your web site or its contents by UpToDate or by any group or individual related to or affiliated with UpToDate.

You can also add an UpToDate Patient Search Box to your site. Learn more about our search tool.

Linking guidelines

If you wish to link to UpToDate, please observe the guidelines on this page.

Links should be text only and should not use the UpToDate logo. Examples of these links include:

  • Links to our home page or landing pages
  • Links into our table of contents or a clinical topic
  • Links to our patient information topics that use the title as the link
  • Links to our professional-level previews that use the title as the link

We suggest you navigate to the page(s) you are interested in linking to and copy the URL onto your page.

Please note: deep links to our topic pages may change. Please check these links occasionally to confirm they are still live.

Descriptive text you may use when linking to UpToDate

If you would like to include a description of UpToDate with the link, please use one of the following:

UpToDate for Patients

Short: UpToDate for Patients: Consult the medical information resource doctors trust

Long: UpToDate is an online medical information resource where patients can go to learn about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and find information to have a better dialogue with their healthcare providers. UpToDate provides in-depth, authoritative medical information, including recommendations based on the latest published evidence. Patients can view hundreds of free patient-level topics or subscribe to gain access to thousands of physician-level topics. UpToDate is the trusted resource of physicians around the world and is used by the majority of academic medical centers in the United States. Visit

Use this sample code to create a link to the UpToDate for Patients page:
<a href="">Search UpToDate® for Patients to find physician-written recommendations on thousands of medical conditions.</a>

UpToDate for Clinicians

Short: UpToDate: The Clinical Answers You Need — Anytime, Anywhere

Long: UpToDate is an electronic clinical decision support resource, available online or through highly-rated mobile Apps for most leading platforms, and used by more than 1.1 million clinicians around the world to answer questions that arise in everyday medical practice. UpToDate is unique because it offers continuously updated recommendations based on the most current medical evidence available, written and reviewed by more than 6,300 leading physicians worldwide. UpToDate content spans 24 specialties, at the level of the sub-specialist, and includes easy-to-search graphics and a drug database and drug interactions tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®). Visit for more information.

Use this sample code to create a link to the main UpToDate search page:
<a href="">Search UpToDate® to find fast accurate answers to everyday clinical questions.</a>

Citing UpToDate

Here is an example of how to cite an UpToDate topic:

Marion DW. Pacing the diaphragm: Patient selection, evaluation, implantation, and complications. In: UpToDate, Post TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on January 04, 2016.)

Permission to reproduce material

All UpToDate material is protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce material from UpToDate (including figures, tables, and portions of topics) in another publication must be secured in writing. You must obtain express written consent from UpToDate in order to use on your website any content provided on the UpToDate Website. Download the Permission to Use or Reproduce UpToDate Material PDF request form here.