Library On the Go: Our Mobile Resources

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WorldCat, RefWorks, subject guides, health resources—the Libraries have a lot to offer that’s mobile-friendly. Find out how much of your research you can do on the go!

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Library On the Go: Our Mobile Resources

  1. 1. The Library on the Go! Karen Neves W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library Dal Libraries UnZipped
  2. 2. What’s available at the library? <ul><li>All of our resources available via your computer are accessible through your phone or tablet’s browser </li></ul><ul><li>Search our catalogue & databases, download articles, read ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s see how it works </li></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped
  3. 3. Which apps will help? <ul><li>Some apps are available from companies whose products the library subscribes to – these apps are for searching </li></ul><ul><li>Some apps are available for organizing and storing research (some free, some paid) </li></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped
  4. 4. Skyscape <ul><li>Search any of their products, access full content items library pays for (or purchase access yourself). </li></ul><ul><li>This app is required to set up an account to access Dynamed. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE. </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dynamed <ul><li>Once your Skyscape account is created, you can download and use the Dynamed app. </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamed gives you quick access to clinical information on more than 3000 conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>The app content is stored locally and will use data when updating content. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE. </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  6. 6. SciVerse ScienceDirect <ul><li>Searches the content of journals and books from the ScienceDirect service. Content can be downloaded and stored using other apps recommended in this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles from search can be saved in the app and available later for reading. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  7. 7. iBooks <ul><li>Download, store, read or email PDF copies of articles or book chapters. </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless integration with library services to allow PDF downloads. </li></ul><ul><li>Simply choose “Open in iBooks” when prompted after downloading PDF. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE. </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bluefire Reader <ul><li>Open, read and store PDFs and electronic books in ePub format (such as those purchased from Chapters or borrowed from the public library). </li></ul><ul><li>Similar functionality to iBooks. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  9. 9. Kobo <ul><li>Allows download and storage of PDFs in addition to books in ePub format. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for notes and highlights. Notes can be shared via Facebook or Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs with your Kobo reader if you have one. </li></ul><ul><li>Content from email, Dropbox or Apple’s MobileMe service can be added wirelessly. </li></ul><ul><li>Saved web content can be accessed via sync with Instapaper. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  10. 10. Papers <ul><li>Similar to RefWorks – download, store and organize papers for your research. </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs with your computer if the app is installed there. </li></ul><ul><li>Search databases from within the app including IEEE Xplore, Jstor, PubMed, Web of Science. </li></ul><ul><li>App costs $14.99. </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  11. 11. Evernote <ul><li>Note taking app. </li></ul><ul><li>Create notes by typing, taking photo or dictation. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes are stored in the cloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes can be tagged or organized in folders. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes sync across all devices with the Evernote app installed. </li></ul><ul><li>App is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for free account </li></ul>
  12. 12. GoodReader <ul><li>Download PDFs, Word, PowerPoint or Excel – including ones you’ve created - documents to your device. </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes on your documents. Give presentations right from your device using files you’ve downloaded. </li></ul><ul><li>App syncs with multiple cloud storage services including Google Docs, Dropbox, Apple MobileMe. </li></ul><ul><li>App costs $4.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dropbox <ul><li>Sign up for a free Dropbox account. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload and download documents, photos, etc, to & from your cloud-based Dropbox account using the app on your mobile device. </li></ul><ul><li>App is Free </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free account </li></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped

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