On the go but need to know? Use your smart phone, iPad, or other mobile device to find journal articles, save citations to your bibliography, and more. These library resources are only a thumb-click away (just please don't do research and drive).
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All 1,000,000+ images from the ARTstor Digital Library are now accessible to registered ARTstor users on their mobile devices. These mobile versions provide read-only features such as searching, browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups.
The grooviest feature? ARTstor Flashcard View allows you to test your knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record (see example below). Great way to study for that art lecture exam.
To access any of these mobile versions, you will first need to create an account at the full ARTstor site from any computer connected to the campus network.
The Naxos Jazz app will allow you to listen to playlists already created on the Naxos web site. You can create personal playlists or listen to those your instructor has created for your class.
To use the NML Jazz app:
Here's what's new:
New to Mango? Mango is a service offered by the Libraries that is free to you. With Mango, you can learn (or brush up on) conversational skills in more than 60 foreign languages. Mango is the perfect supplement to your coursework here at the UofA or as preparation for study abroad. (And, if you are into time travel, you can also learn how to converse in ancient Greek, Roman or Hebrew.) Mango also offers English-language courses for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Lessons cover vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in real-world situations;
Mango makes learning fun.
If you have previously downloaded the Mango app, it should have automatically updated on your device. If you need to install for the first time:
More information can be found on the Mango mobile site
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal.
The Libraries subscribe to 3 JoVE collections:
JoVE has just released a mobile site, as well as apps for Android and iOS. To use any of these services, you will first need to create a personal account on JoVE from a computer connected to the campus network. After that, you can use your personal login to access JoVE from anywhere.
This Fall, you can access thousands of video collections from Alexander Street's VAST: Academic Video Online collection. This multidiciplinary collections covers topics such as Architecture, Art, Business, Counseling and therapy, Dance, Economics, Education, Ethnic studies, Ethnography, Health, History, Humanities, Law and public safety, LGBT studies, Literature, Opera, Philosophy, Political science, Psychology, Religion, Science, Theatre, and Women’s studies. Video types include newsreels, field recordings, demonstrations of specific techniques, archival footage, interviews, and documentaries.
One of the coolest features of Alexander Street's music and video interface is that you can send music tracks or videos to your phone for later listening or viewing.
When viewing an album, track, or video that you wish to access via your mobile device, look for the send to mobile icon . Click the icon and you will have the option of sending a text message to you phone with a link to the track; capturing a short link to enter directly into your browser, or scanning a QR code to access the track.
New to QR codes? Many smart phones have the ability to scan a QR (Quick Response) codes; a special type of barcode embedded in a print or online publication. Scan the QR code with your phone, and you will be redirected to the track or album online.