Mobile Apps

August 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

EBSCOhost now has an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch (one is being developed for the Android).  You can do basic searching, limit your searches, save searches and articles, email articles, set preferences and access both HTML and PDF full text articles.  To use the databases via Mayo’s access, click on the link “EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application” at the bottom of an EBSCO database.  Enter your Mayo email address and EBSCO will send you the instructions, key and link to the app store.  You won’t need to enter a username / password. One caveat is that if you save a search via your mobile app, it won’t be available in your saved searches from your desktop computer (and vice versa).
Another iPhone app is SciVerse Scopus from Elsevier. For this app, you will need an account with Scopus, and you will have to log in with your username, password and Mayo email address the first time you access the app. The same caveat applies with this app– saved searches/alerts do not sync between your iPhone and desktop. Full-text articles are not available, but you can email links to articles for later use.
For Android users, try the EBSCOhost mobile site or scan the QR code with your smartphone (you’ll need a QR code reader app). Contact the library for the username and password to access the mobile site.
QR code - EBSCOmobile.

Be sure to check out the Library’s subject guide to Mobile apps: (Mayo Clinic only)

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