Introduction to EBSCOhost MobileEBSCOhost iPhone App support.ebsco.com
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In this webinar, we will show you how to takeadvantage of EBSCOhost mobile. The mobile version of EBSCOhost on the web is available at m.ebscohost.com. EBSCO indicates that the mobile version of EBSCOhost is also available for a variety of devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android-based smartphones. In this webinar, we will take a look at the mobile site and the iPhone app.
To Login to Ebsco Mobile UserID:njebsco Password: mobile
The list of StatewideEBSCO databases willappear:Academic Search PremierBiography Collection CompleteBusiness Source PremierERICGreenFileHistory Reference CenterLiterary Reference CenterScience Reference CenterNoveList+NoveList+K-8Points of View Reference CenterReferencia Latina
Under the Search Options, it is easy to limit or expand your search results.You can choose from one of the available Search Modes and depending upon the databases you have chosen, you may see the ability to limit a search by Full Text articles, Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, or a particular publication that you enter in the field provided.
Your result list is displayed. From the result list, you have the following options: To view an article’s detail page, click or tap the article title. If available, you can view the full text of an article by clicking the HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text link. To further refine your results, click the Search Options link below the Find field, apply additional limiters, and click Search.
From an article detail page, you can e-mail the article to yourself, along with any available full text by clicking or tapping the E-mail icon near the top of the page.To view the full text, click the HTML or PDF full text icon.
The EBSCOhost iPhoneapp is available throughthe App Store. Just searchfor “ebscohost.” It’s free.
The EBSCOhost iPhoneapp has received positivereviews from iPhoneusers. Currently there isnot a version specificallyfor iPad, although theiPhone version can beused on that platform.
This is the EBSCOhostiPhone app welcomescreen. Note theinstructions on the screento configure the app whenusing it for the first time.
After getting your key,touch “Try EBSCOhost asa guest” to log in. You willbe asked to login to theservice one time only andyour login will be saved forfuture uses. You will usethe key that you wereemailed in this process.
The first screen you willsee after logging in willshow your recent searchesas well as saved searchand article links.
To start a new search, justtype your search terms inthe Search field. Here wewill search for articles onNew Jersey by typing in“new jersey.”
Your results will be listedon the next screen. Herethere are 105 articlesfound. Note the PDF iconfor full text results.
Tapping one of the resultsleads you to this screen,which shows you anabstract for the article. Italso has buttons you canuse to save the article,read the PDF on yourphone and email thearticle.
The full text PDF, shownhere, is fully scalable onthe iPhone.
Downloading a full textarticle PDF to your iPhoneis quick and easy.
The Settings screen allowsyou to fine tune yourresults. Here I haveelected to search just forarticles available in FullText.
You can get to your mostrecent searches by goingto the Recent screen. Youcan then tap on the line tobring up the results of thatsearch.
In this webinar, we have shown you how totake advantage of EBSCOhost mobile. The mobile version of EBSCOhost on the web is available at m.ebscohost.com. The mobile version of EBSCOhost is also available for a variety of devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android-based smartphones. You now know how to navigate the mobile site and use the iPhone app.
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