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The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library now makes an app available for Google Play and iOS (iPhone only). The app allows you to read journal articles and conference papers on all aspects of computing and networked systems.
To access the ACM Digital Library form your mobile device:
The ACS (American Chemical Society) has updated their app for iOS and Android. And it's now free. This app allows you to search, read, and save articles from almost 40 ACS research journals. Some of the new features include:
To access our subscribed content, you will need to be connected to the campus wireless network or the campus VPN.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) offers the iResearch app, an offline reader that enables users to save PDF files locally to their device and view them offline without a Wifi or cellular connection.
To use the iResearch app:
AIP has also create an app to track the progress of articles under review, iPeerReview.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) now offers device pairing for easy mobile access to content. Mobile pairing allows you to associate your tablet or phone with the UofA subscribed content so that you can access AMS publications even when not connected to the UofA network.
Click on the "Mobile Access" icon and follow the prompts.
The Annual Reviews Mobile website provides access to articles from four dozen research reviews. After an authentication process, you will be able to read articles from the Libraries' subscribed titles.
To access full-text articles from journals that have been licensed by the UofA, simply visit http://www.annualreviews.org from your mobile device while connected to the UA wireless networks. Your mobile device will be automatically paired with the UofA's subscriptions. The pairing will then enable you to access content while offsite for six months. To renew your access, visit the Annual review web site again from the UA wireless network.
The American Physical Society (APS) has released a version of their journals optimized for mobile devices.
View a list of APS titles that the Libraries subscribe to.
ArticleSearch is a free iOS app that offers a search interface to results in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. With the free version of the app, you can choose one additional article search engine, such as JSTOR, to add to your search results. Additional search engines can be added by purchasing up to 3, up to 7 or unllimited versions of ArticleSearch.
Numbers of results returned from each search engine are displayed within the app; once you choose a particular results set that you wish to access, you will be taken out of the app and into the native web site such as Google Scholar or JSTOR.
We think it is really fun to shake our phone to clear search results and start over. But we are easily amused.
Want access to the full text of articles you discover through ArticleSearch? There are a number of ways to make sure your mobile device have access:
arXiv, the collection of preprints and shared research in physics, mathematics, computer science, and related fields, has several apps that allow you to check the latest papers from your phone.
Jounals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are now available in a format optimized for mobile devices.
The ASCE site will automatically detect your mobile device and redirect you to the new interface.
View a list of ASCE journals and conference proceedings that the Libraries subscribe to.
BioMed Central (BMC), an STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) publisher of 254 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals, now supports access from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
When accssing BMC journals from your mobile device, you will be redirected to a streamlined mobile-friendly version. You can also save articles for reading offline.
The BioOne library of life sciences ejournals has developed a mobile interface, which can be accessed at http://www.bioone.org/.
When a user with a supported device directs their browser to bioone.org they will be served the mobile site. All unsupported devices and tablets are shown the full site—only supported devices will be able to access the mobile site.
To access our subscribed content, you will want to pair your mobile device. To do so:
The Libraries are pleased to announce that our institutional subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education now includes mobile access for all current students, faculty, and staff.
First, create a personal account at Chronicle.com from an on-campus computer using your uark.edu email address.
Thereafter, you can access the Chronicle on your mobile device in several ways:
Already have a personal account? If you forgot your credentials visit http://chronicle.com/myaccount/login/forgotpassword/. for help.
The Ebsco interface now automatically detects mobile devices and offers an interface optimized for smaller screens. Ebsco databases you can find articles on general topics (Ebsco Academic Search) or on specific subjects such as agriculture (AGRICOLA and CAB Abstracts), business (Ebsco Business Source Complete), education (ERIC), history, (Historical Abstracts), literature (MLA International), nursing (CINAHL), and psychology (PsycINFO).
Ebsco has also released custom apps for both iPhone / iPad and Android. To download these:
More information can be found on the Ebsco support site
The Emerald Library of management journals now offers a mobile site at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/mobile/.
The Gale Access My Library app allows you to search popular databases such as Literature Resource Center and Gale Virtual Reference Library from an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
To use the Access My Library app:
There is not a dedicated app for Google Scholar. When accessed with a mobile device, the site does optimize for mobile. While you can use the general Google mobile app to locate some scholarly materials, there is no way to limit your search results to Google Scholar.
The ArticlesSearch app for iOS searches Google Scholar and displays the number of search results; you can then navigate out of ArticleSearch and into the full GoogleScholar site.
Some additional third-party research organizer apps, such as Papers ($9.99) or Mendeley include search options for Google Scholar. But these lack an easy way for you to authenticate as a member of of UofA community for remote access to subscribed content.
Maybe you have found a better app and can recommend it to us? In the meantime, you can access the full Google Scholar site from your phone's browser.
Highwire Press hosts hundreds of journals from many different publishers, including PNAS, Science, Sage and Oxford titles, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Pediatrics, and more.
More than 70 journals on Highwire are completely free to read while many others offer free access to journals after a year or two.
Highwire journals are optimized for mobile; when you visit a Highwire title with your mobile device, you will be redirected to the mobile version of the page. While some content is free to all, ou will need to be connected to the campus wireless network or the campus VPN to view our subscribed content.
IEEE Xplore Mobile provides a free search of all IEEE Xplore documents directly on your mobile device. You can view up to 10 article abstracts per search.
If you authenticate through the proxy server, or if you use the UA wireless network or campus VPN to connect to IEEE Xplore, you will be able to read PDFs on your phone. Otherwise, you can send the article links to your e-mail address to be read on a computer on the campus network.
The Institute of Physics' IOP Science Express app allows you to view and download the latest papers to appear in IOP-owned journals. The app offers up to 20 free downloads each month. You can also search for articles published by IOP over the last two years, and email information about selected articles to yourself or a colleague; links allow you to access the full text of an article from your computer on the UofA network.
To access our subscribed content, you will need to be connected to the campus wireless network or the VPN.
Download IOP Science Express at the Apple iTunes Store.
IOP also offers the free Physics World Newsflash app for iOS. This app allows you to read and share the latest news stories from the Physics World site. There is also an app to read the full Physics World, but it requires an individual membership to the IOP.
Find out more about IOP Mobile:
To access library content from your mobile device, you have sevreal options:
Lexis Nexis Academic has a simplified search interface optimized for mobile devices. Just point your web browser to
Search results are displayed on the full Lexis Nexis site; results can be emailed for easier reading on your mobile device.
Mary Ann Liebert journals, including Astrobiology and Tissue Engineering, now available in a format optimized for mobile devices.
For easy access to subscribed content, you can pair your mobile device to the site by creating an account on the full Mary Ann Liebert web site from a campus computer and obtaining a pairing code.
Update: The Nature family of journals now offers mobile-optimized versions of all their sites. Your mobile device should be automatically redirected to mobile versions of journal sites. You can access subscribed content by:
The Nature family of journals also offers an updated iOS app that allows researchers to access the latest articles and news stories from Nature, Nature News, and Nature Communications. You can browse abstracts from other Nature journals by adding them under the "Subscriptions" icon.
The Nature app allows anyone to see news and opinion articles; all other articles will only offer an abstract in the app itself. You can access subscribed content by navigating to the full site, http://nature.com, while logged logged in to the UA wireless network or the campus VPN.
Within the app, you can save articles for later reading; these articles will also be available under the "Saved" tab when you log into your account on the full Nature.com web site.
To use the Nature Mobile app, faculty and students will first want to register for a personal Nature account while on campus. Once your personal account has been created, you can use those credentials to log into the Nature iPhone app.
The National Research Council of Canada publisher, NRC Research Press, now offers the RP Mobile platform for viewing and searching journal content. The Libraries subscribe to or receive about a dozen journals from NR, including titles such as Botany and the Canadian Journal of Forest Science.
To make full use the mobile platform, you should pair your mobile device with the site.
ProQuest has recently introduced a new mobile interface for most of its research databases at the URL: http://0-m.search.proquest.com.library.uark.edu.
The default search includes all 17 ProQuest databases licensed by the UofA Libraries but you can click the "databases" button to limit your search.
Mobile access includes a link to login to your personal ProQuest research account, where you can save searches and articles form session to session or export results to RefWorks.
More about ProQuest Mobile Beta.
PubMed Mobile offers a simplified interface to the National Library of Medicine database of millions of article citations and abstracts from thousands of biomedical journals.
PubMed Handheld allows you to search PubMed as well as askMEDLINE, a consumer health reference source, and the PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) database.
You can browse the full suite of mobile sites from the National Library of Medicine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/.
PubReader is a new service from PubMed Central / National Library of Medicine that simplifies article reading for tablets and other handheld devices.
The simplified PubReader view is available for any article that is available in full-text HTML form in PubMed Central (PMC). PubReader is not available for older articles that are only in PDF format.
PubReader works in most browsers. Just click the PubReader link from the article citation view or the formats view.
Sage journals are now available via an interface optimized for mobile. When mobile users access a subscribed Sage journal from the UofA campus network or through the library's proxy server, they are automatically redirected to the mobile site.
Users can request a mobile voucher to authenticate their device for future visits.
SciFinder, the research interface for articles and patents on chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields, offers a mobile interface that keeps you up-to-date on the latest research, from any location.
With SciFinder Mobile you can perform many of the same functions you use in the full web version:
To use SciFinder mobile, you will first need to register for a personal SciFinder account using your uark.edu email address. More about Scifinder registration.
After creating your SciFinder account, use your mobile device to navigate to http://scifinder.cas.org/mobile and log in with your personal account.
SciFinder Mobile does not provide links to full text articles.
The Science Mobile app for iPhone and Android allows you to read summaries and abstracts from Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine; read career advice from Science Careers while searching for and applying to jobs; listen to Science Podcasts; and read the latest news and blogs from ScienceNOW.
From the app, you can email links to research articles in order to access the full text. Remember to proxify any URLs so that they will work for you from off-campus.
Science Direct journals published by Reed Elsevier are now available optimized for mobile devices wthout the use of a specialized app.
Once authenticated, you will be able to search across the entire Science Direct collection and to access subscribed content from your mobile device. You can also save articles from subscribed journals to your device for offline reading.
Springer has launched the SpringerLink mobile app for iOS.
In addition to providing access to journals and book series subscribed to by the University Libraries, this app offers save and share functions, personalized notifications, and advanced searching. When viewing a citation to subscribed or free content, users have the option to view the HTML or PDF version of the article in the Safari browser.
To access our subscribed content, you will need to be connected to the campus wireless network or the campus VPN.
You can authenticate your device for use with Taylor and Francis journals by means of a voucher:
View more mobile help at the Taylor and Francis site.
The Web of Science platform citation databases has now become a mobile-optimized site. There is no longer a separate mobile version.
To use Web of Science on your mobil device, you may find it easier to create a personal account .
The RefScan iOS app from Thomson Reuters lets you scan a DOI (digital object identifier) with your phone to look up the full citation in Web of Science. From there, you can add the citation to your EndNote account with a few easy clicks. More about RefScan.