Our top picks for library/research related apps

Recently a faculty member emailed me and asked what library/research related apps they should get. I thought this question would make for a great blog post! So, without further ado, here our are top app picks to help you with your library & research needs:

1. EBSCOhost app
(Available in iTunes & Android App Market)

“Tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, these applications offer the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality right in the palm of your hand—providing the same user-friendly and easy-to-use search experience that is available online.”–taken from

***If off-campus, you will need our login with username & password. Contact the Reference Desk to obtain this

2. Ebrary app
(Available only for Apple devices)

“With ebrary’s app, researchers can access content on the ebrary platform, including their institution’s e-books from leading publishers and documents uploaded by librarians with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast).”–taken from

3. Our library catalog’s app
(Available in iTunes & Android App Market)

Perform title searches, access your account to renew items, place a request, and more!

4. OCLC’s Worldcat Mobile site

Not really an app, but, it is a mobile-friendly version of OCLC’s Worldcat. As their site states, “Any user can search for library materials, see cover art (if available), e-mail a link or citations and get location-based holdings information for nearby libraries. Users can also get library details such as map/directions, and visitor information such as hours and phone numbers.”

5. Encyclopedia Britannica

Two options here- a mobile site ( as well as a $1.99/month app for the iPad (

If you go with the free, mobile site, you will need to enter our username & password for authentication. Contact the Reference Desk for this information. Provides access to 120,000 articles and thousands of images.

Have you discovered a particular useful research app? Share it in a comment below!

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