Oh Smartphones, where would we be without them? They wake us up on time, tell us where the nearest gas station is, help us keep our spending on track and bring us videos of puppies doing adorable things. They even put the University Libraries’ wealth of information at our fingertips!
That’s right; you can do an impressive amount of research anytime, anywhere, using a variety of specially designed web sites and apps. The Libraries’ mobile site [http://library.albany.edu/mobile] is always a great place to start your research. You can search Minerva, our online catalog, check the Libraries’ hours, get directions to the different libraries and access your My Library Account.
In addition, several of our database suppliers have mobile sites and apps that facilitate searching via tablets and smartphones:
EBSCO Mobile: Access all of the databases we subscribe to through the EBSCO platform, including Academic Search Complete, Social Work Abstracts, LISTA and Criminal Justice Abstracts via your iPhone, iPad, Android device or tablet. Experience the user-friendly EBSCO interface in the palm of your hand!
JSTOR: Instead of creating a specifically formatted site or device-specific apps, JSTOR has designed their web interface to automatically adjust itself to your device.
WorldCat Mobile : Learn about what materials are available at the University Libraries and at libraries around the world from your mobile device! Find which libraries own a particular item, link to that library’s catalog for more information and much more.
Scopus/SciVerse Mobile Applications: Here you can search Scopus articles and citations, view abstracts, and even set up email alerts on your mobile device!
LexisNexis Academic Mobile : Access a basic version of LexisNexis Academic to look up a news article, legal case, or company dossier.
ProQuest Mobile: Use your iPhone, Android device or Blackberry to search ProQuest databases like LISA, Social Services Abstracts and GenderWatch.
AccessMyLibrary College Edition: This app provides access to Gale resources, including Business Insights, Academic OneFile and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Has your research hit a dead-end? Or maybe it never quite got going in the first place. Don’t despair. You also have a reference librarian in your pocket! You can get help from one of our expert librarians by text, IM, phone or email.
For more information on accessing the Libraries’ resources, stop by the Reference Desk or give us a call at 442-3691.