New! Formal Announcement: EBSCO Releases iPhone App to Access Database Content (EBSCOhost)
Note: The iOS app will also run on the iPad and the iTouch. The iPhone app is in addition to access via a mobile web app.
The new iPhone app, available free from the iTunes App Store, offers easy authentication for users via their library’s EBSCOhost profile. New features include the ability to view content in visual landscape mode and the option to save articles and PDF full-text content on the device for offline viewing. The app also includes existing EBSCOhost features bringing the most popular and useful functionality to researchers. These features include limiting to full text, date ranges, peer-reviewed content or by publication.
Clicking into a result replicates the EBSCOhost user experience providing researchers with abstracts and links to full text, as well as key citation information such as source, authors, and subject terms which are all easily clickable to launch new searches. Users also have the ability to save and email articles as well as store PDFs for offline viewing. The result list is scrollable, can be refined by subject and publication facets and can be sorted by relevancy or date. Available data in the result list includes citations and access to full-text articles.
Key EBSCO iPhone App Features
- Choose which databases to search
- Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
- Sort by relevance or date
- Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
- Save results for offline access at a later date
- Email results to self or others
- Retrieve their most recent 25 search results
- Browse a “cover flow” display of search results
An EBSCOhost app for Android is in the works as are mobile apps for Business Book Summaries, Nursing Reference Center, and various eBook readers. A mobile app for DynaMed Mobile including an iOS App is currently available. online.
See Also: Mobile Apps from Gale
See Also: Summon (ProQuest)
See Also: OCLC WorldCat)
See Also: LibraryAnywhere from LibraryThing
See Also: Primo Mobile (Ex Libris)
See Also: BookMyne (Mobile from SIRSI Dynix)
See Also: Factiva Mobile
See Also: LexisNexis and Other Legal Database Providers Provide a Bunch of Mobile Tools
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.