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September 16, 2010

The Library is Going “Mobile”!

If you have a “smartphone” (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.) you’ll be interested in this news!

The Library is going “mobile”!

Point your browsers to (and bookmark) these resources:

** The main mobile page for the Library is:
http://m.library.illinois.edu

Here you’ll find links to specially formatted versions of our Catalog, Library hours, the Ask a Librarian service, and a link so you can renew books online. Under the “Mobile Databases” link you’ll find links to a growing list of search resources that are formatted for mobile devices. Currently the list includes our subscription Ebsco databases (a suite of academic research databases with abstracts and full text in all disciplines) , and free resources such as PubMed, WikiPedia, Google Books, etc. We are also starting to add links to mobile resources in the ORR (Online Research Resource):
http://www.library.illinois.edu/orr/results.php?interface=1256

** You will want to specifically bookmark the link for mobile-PubMed:
http://www.library.illinois.edu/orr/get.php?instid=1048978
Be sure to use OUR link for mobile-PubMed since, when you click on it, you will be challenged to enter your netID and password. Then, as you find articles for which full text is available, you’ll be able to click through to the full text without having to login again.

If you don’t care about access full text from PubMed, then you can just use the URL for the openly free m-PubMed:
http://pubmedhh.nlm.nih.gov/ or use one of the freely available Medline apps.

** Alternatively, if you're a fan of using PubGet to access PubMed resources, use the mobile Pubget site:
http://illinois.pubget.com/mobile
Be sure the U of I is selected as your institution to get the most PDFs! Alternatively, you can use our proxied URL for Pubget mobile:
http://www.library.illinois.edu/orr/get.php?instid=1048979


This is just the start of mobile access to library resources. Be sure to periodically check the Library’s mobile site for additional resources!

Questions? Comments? Drop me a note –
Katie Newman, 2130 IGB, florador@illinois.edu, 217-265-5386

Posted by Katie Newman at September 16, 2010 3:35 PM