Mobile Apps

A guide to mobile research tools

About Mobile Apps

Library Mobile Apps

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).

Trouble connecting from your phone? Try our VPN connection for library resources.

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New and Noteworthy: My Knovel to Go

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My Knovel To GoKnovel, the collection of engineering and technical handbooks and manuals, has released an app for Android and iOS (iPads only).  My Knovel to Go allows you to save documents from the  Knovel database to be read at a later time on your tablet.


How it works:

  1. First, access the Libraries' subscription to Knovel
  2. Create a personal account on Knovel by clicking the My Knovel link. 
  3. Once you are logged into your My Knovel account, search for content. Save any items you might wish to read later to your My Knovel To Go link on the left menu. 
  4. Download the free app for Android or iOS
  5. Log into the app with your My Knovel credentials, and access the content you previously saved. 

Naxos Jazz

Naxos logoapp for iPhoneThe NML (Naxos Music Library) Jazz App lets you access more than 100,000 jazz tracks.  NML is available as an iOS app from the iTunes store. 

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:

  1. Visit  the full Naxos Music Library site at
  2. Navigate to the Playlists tab and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist Account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to sign up. Click the link in the e-mail to confirm your account.
  3. The login you created for your Student/Member Playlist Account will be your login for the app as well.
  4. Any playlist in your personal folder or the general UofA institution folder  will be available, in addition to Naxos-created playlists. You can also browse and stream the full NMLJazz site--from New Releases and Recent Additions to any old recording from any label--anytime, anywhere.

New and Noteworthy: Mango Mobile

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Mango Language Learning has updated their mobile app for iOS and Android. 


Here's what's new:

  • A whole new dazzling interface to keep learning even more fun and engaging.
  • Practice that pitch-perfect accent with Mango's  voice-comparison feature.
  • iPad support now available.

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:

  1. Visit Mango from your computer. 
  2. Create a personal account to track your progress.
  3. Once you have created your personal account, visit iTunes or the Google Play Store to download the app to yoru mobile device. 

More information can be found on the Mango mobile site

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