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How do I... access mobile resources?

 

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Got five minutes? Start your research on your phone!

 

This guide shows several options for accessing research resources on your mobile device.

 

This page is also available in a mobile friendly format.

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Most of these products are in beta- and they may not work for every type of phone. If an application doesn't work, please take a look at the system requirements for each individual application. If you have any other questions, please see ask us!

 

How do I?

 

Many library catalogs have been optimized for mobile browsing and searching:

 

Need help? Ask us!

 

 

 

+ Chinook

Search for books held at the University of Colorado Libraries:

http://mlib.colorado.edu

 

 

 

+ World Cat.org

 

WorldCat is a worldwide library catalog that contains details of books held at libraries in the United States and beyond.

Mobile Version

 

 

+ E-books

 

Content from these vendors/publishers can be downloaded to mobile devices for offline reading.

 

Ebook Library (EBL)

Users must have set up an account, and must be logged in to EBL in order to be able to download EBL e-books. Users using iPads or iPhones can download EBL content to their Apple device and read via the free Bluefire Reader app. Downloaded EBL ebooks can also be transferred to any portable ebook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access EBL and read online via the web.

 

eBooks on Ebsco

Users must have set up an account, and must be logged in to eBooks on Ebsco in order to be able to download e-books. Users using iPads or iPhones can download Ebsco content to their Apple device and read via the free Bluefire Reader app. Downloaded Ebsco ebooks can also be transferred to any portable ebook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access Ebsco and read online via the web.

 

Springer e-books

All of the Springer e-books that are available in PDF format can be downloaded; the PDF files must be downloaded one chapter at a time. These files can be read online or offline on any reader that is able to read PDF files.

 

Ebrary

Users must have set up an account, and must be logged in to Ebrary in order to be able to download e-books. Users using iPads or iPhones can download Ebrary content to their Apple device and read via the free Bluefire Reader app. Downloaded Ebrary ebooks can also be transferred to any portable ebook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. In addition to these options, all portable devices with browser support can access Ebrary and read online via the web.