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Apps & Mobile Sites for Academics   Tags: android, ios, ipad, iphone, smartphone, tablet  

Research, take notes, manage tasks, make presentations and more, all from your tablet or smartphone
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Apps & Mobile Sites for Academics Research Guide. Make the most of your smartphone by using it to research on the go. Access BenU Library subscription content, read and annotate PDFs, take notes and save them in the cloud, create presentations, and more using apps and mobile websites. Assemble your own mobile research toolbox.

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Key Apps & Mobile Sites

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Benedictine University Mobile App
Access BenU Library resources, located in the Benedictine University guide.

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EBSCOhost  Icon  Icon
Access the BenU Library's EBSCOhost databases. After you download the app, open a web browser and visit any BenU Library EBSCO database (try Academic Search Complete). Scroll to the bottom of the page, click "iPhone and Android Apps," and enter your email address to have an authentication key sent to you. Within 24 hours, access the email from your mobile device and click the link in the email to authenticate the app. Re-authenticate every 9 months.

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AccessMyLibrary College Edition (Gale)  Icon  Icon
Access the BenU Library's Gale subscription databases.

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Films on Demand - Mobile Site
Stream videos to your mobile device via the BenU Library subscription.

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Evernote  Icon  Icon
Capture anything: photos, text, screenshots, and audio recordings. Tag your notes, organize them into notebooks, share them with others or keep them private. Syncs across computers and devices.

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Google Docs  Icon  Icon
Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents.

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Dropbox  Icon  Icon
Sync your files online and across your computers and devices automatically. Store up to 2 GB for free and up to 100 GB for paid accounts.

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Bluefire Reader  Icon  Icon
Your go-to reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including BenU Library subscription eBooks from ebrary.

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GoodReader  Icon  Icon
Robust PDF reader with advanced annotating capabilities, excellent file manager, text file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files. Syncs with Google Docs, Dropbox and more.

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iAnnotate PDF  Icon  Icon  Icon
Annotate, manage, search, and share PDF documents.

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Explain Everything  Icon  Icon
Design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

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1Password  Icon  Icon  Icon
Password manager for generating secure passwords and storing all you passwords securely. Syncs in the background with your computers and devices.

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Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop - Personal  Icon  Icon  Icon
Remote desktop app for accessing your Windows or Mac computer using your Android phone or tablet.

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