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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.

 

Mobile Version

 

This page is also available in a mobile friendly format. Use the following link or scan the barcode with your smartphone.

(download the app from http://gettag.mobi )

 

 

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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 databases are becoming optimized for mobile usage. Try the following!

 

Click here for a full list of databases that CU subscribes (not all mobile optimized)

 

Need help? Ask us!

 

 

Arts, Literature and Language
Business, Communication, and Technology
History, Thought and Popular Culture
Society, Politics, and Government
Science and Engineering

Citing:

Refworks

Endnoteweb
 

 

 

To read the barcode on your phone, you will need to download the app from http://gettag.mobi

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

To read the barcode on your phone, you will need to download the app from http://gettag.mobi

 

Chinook Mobile

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.

 

To read the barcode on your phone, you will need to download the app from http://gettag.mobi

 

Mobile Version

www.worldcatmobile.org/

worldcat

 

 

+ 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.

 

 

+ Citing

 

Use the mobile functionality of these bibliographic management systems to check citations on the go.

 

Refworks
Endnoteweb

 

For more information, see the citation help page.

 

 

 

QR

What are they?

 

QR codes (Quick response codes) are readable by most smartphones equipped with a camera. After reading the barcode the phone will point to a url, an image, a phone number, text, contact details etc. In a matter of seconds, useful information will be delivered directly to your phone.

 

Norlin Library has placed barcodes throughout the building at specific locations where questions are common.

How to read them?

 

To read the barcodes in Norlin, you will need to download the app from http://gettag.mobi.

 

Devices supported include: Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Symbian, Blackberry, Android and J2ME phones.

Open the app and capture the QR code with your mobile device camera. The app will translate the QR code into a url, text, image, or phone number.

 

Examples of barcode supplied information include: a map of stack areas, textual instruction on technology use, access to mobile enabled library resources, chat with a librarian, or call a librarian.

 

More information from Denso Wave, QR Code creator:

http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/index-e.html

 

+ Research Help

Need help? Ask us!

 

Or try these mobile optimized services:

To read the barcode on your phone, you will need to download the app from http://gettag.mobi

Chat (IM) with us!

Phone us!

303-492-7521

Text us!

720-254-1895

Store all our contact details

 

 

+ VPN (Off Campus?)

If you are using library resources off campus, you need to install the VPN.

 

If you are using an Apple mobile device, you can download the Junos Pulse mobile VPN app.

 

Currently CU-Boulder does not officially support a VPN option for Android users. Although, there is a Junos Pulse application for Android, it does not have full functionality and is not recommended. Android and other users will need to use the Web VPN on a mobile device.

 

+ Connection Help

Smartphone support documentation (ITS)

Campus ITS supports Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Windows Mobile 6 devices to connect to ITS services, such as UCB Wireless. More details and support documentation are available at this link.

 

 

+ Email/Calendar Help

Smartphone support documentation (ITS)

Campus ITS supports Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Windows Mobile 6 devices to connect to ITS services, such as e-mail and UCB Wireless.More details and support documentation are available at this link.