Library Offers Mobile-Enabled Research Options

Students: Do you have a web-enabled phone or other mobile device like an iPad or eReader?

Now you can research while waiting for your sister's soccer practice to end, waiting for your brother at the dentist's office, or riding the bus.
Mobile-friendly options are available for JSTOR, EBSCO’s AP Source and eBook Collection, Gale’s Virtual Reference Library, and the Gale databases included in PowerSearch:

  • JSTOR and EBSCO offer mobile-optimized web interfaces
  • EBSCO and GALE offer apps for iPhones, iPads, or Android devices for searching AP Source or the Gale databases included in PowerSearch
  • GALE offers the option to send an article in the Gale Virtual Reference Library to your eReader via email and have it automatically converted to an eReader-friendly format
  • EBSCO offers the ability to “check out” one of our non-fiction eBooks to your laptop, desktop, or e-Reader
In addition to an Internet connection, accessing these resources requires a MLWGS library database password (available in the library or the library's share folder) or, in the case of JSTOR, a student's personal login.

Apart from these mobile-friendly methods, many articles in the library databases are available as PDFs which can be downloaded or sent via email to a phone or iPad to read on-the-go in a PDF reader application. On an eReader (like a Kindle or Nook), unconverted PDFs can be difficult to view, so that method is not recommended.

Visit the MW Library’s Mobile Research page for more information, including tips, video tutorials, and links to the app download pages.
For more information, see Ms. DeGroat in the library.