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Mobile Research Databases

Mobile websites vs. Apps: Mobile websites can be viewed on your device’s web browser; Apps, on the other hand, need to be downloaded onto your phone from the App store/Google Play store.

Because these database mobile websites and apps are gateways to subscription content they often require several steps to gain access to full text content (described in the "Special Instructions" column), similar to when you attempt to access one of the libraries' databases from off campus.

Mobile Databases Features & Content How to get it Special Instructions


iPhone/iPad app
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Android app
(Free)

ACS Mobile
Read, save and share articles from the American Chemical Society. This app includes access to:

  • New ACS ASAP Articles (edited and published online ahead of the print), personalized across the entire portfolio of 39 peer-reviewed ACS Journals.
  • An indexed list of more than 35,000 research articles published annually, complete with graphical and text abstracts.
  • A feed of the "Latest News" from Chemical & Engineering News Online.
  • Interface to full-text ACS articles to which USC subscribes

 

iPhone/iPad app

 

 

 

Android app

In order to access USC subscription content with this app, you must connect to USC's network using USC Wireless Plus. This is necessary in order to authenticate you as being affiliated with USC.
If you haven't already done so, you must first complete a 2 step process of registering and configuring your device to access USC Wirless Plus.

1) You must first register your device/computer for use on the USC Wireless Plus network--Instructions are availalbe on the bottom right menu under heading: Setting Up USC Wireless Plus. Select your operating system:

2) You must then configure your device/computer in order to access USC Wirless Plus. Again directions are on ITS's site under Setting Up USC Wireless Plus

Android users will need to download the Opera mobile web browser to view full text PDFs.

Overview & description of ACS Mobile

Mobile website

ARTstor
Includes over one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Mobile website

You must first register for an ARTstor account by accessing the database from the USC Libraries' website, while on campus, in order to access USC subspription content from your mobile device using this website.

iPhone/iPad app

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Android app

(Free)

EBSCOhost databases:
Provides USC with access to over 55 databases, both multidisciplinary and subject-specific.
Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Business
  • Communication & Film
  • Education
  • History
  • Music
  • Social Work
  • Women’s & Gender Studies

iPhone/iPad app

 

 

 

 

Android app

You must first access an EBSCOhost database from the USC Libraries' website (on your mobile device or a computer) and then click the link at the bottom of the page, New:_EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications, in order to get an authentication key, link and instructions emailed to you.


iPhone/iPad app

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Android app

(Free)

eBrary (ebook reader)
Search, read, and download thousands of e-books that USC has purchased from eBrary.

  • Up to 10 ebrary E-books can be downloaded at the same time using this app.
  • Downloads are available for 14 days
    (and can be returned early).

iPhone/iPad app (iOS 4.3 or newer)

 

 

 

Android app (version 2.1 or higher)

There are several initial steps you must complete before you can view USC's eBrary ebooks with this app:

  1. Set up an eBrary account by accessing eBrary from USC's Libraries' website
  2. Create an Adobe account
  3. Once the eBrary app is installed on your device you'll be prompted to login using your eBrary account, and once authenticated you'll be prompted to login with your Adobe account.

Overview & description of Ebrary app

 

iPhone/iPad app

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Android app

Gale: Access My Library (AML) College Edition

Provides access to all of USC's Gale databases and full text content, including:

  • Biography in Context
  • Business and Company Resource Center
  • 19th Century Newspapers
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
  • U.S. History in Context

and much more

iPhone/iPad app

 

 

 

Android app

Inital set-up steps:
After downloading the app to your device:

1. First select the state, California, then select the city, Los Angeles, and then University of Southern California.
2. Then select the button, "Need Password" and enter your USC email address.
3. Gale will send you the password to gain entry to USC's subscription content.
4. After entering the password, click the "Access Library" button.
5. Then click the "Update My Resources" button. This should take a few minutes to load USC's Gale databases into the app.
6. Once completed, the "Access Library" button should reappear. Once you click this you will see new buttons for "Gale Databases" and "Gale eBooks". These options will appear from now on when you use this app.

GeoScienceWorld
A nonprofit collaborative resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef index. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 41 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities with links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web.

Mobile website In order to access USC subscription content via this mobile site, you must click the "Authorize this Device" button on the mobile website. You will then be prompted to enter your name and USC email address. And then you will be given a voucher code and URL to enter on your device. You can do this from a computer or on your device, but you must be connected to USC's network to get the voucher code.

 

Mobile website

IEEE Xplore
Search computer science and engineering journals and magazines, conference proceedings and standards.

 

Mobile website

In order to access USC subscription content via this mobile site, you must connect to USC's network using USC Wireless Plus. This is necessary in order to authenticate you as being affiliated with USC.
If you haven't already done so, you must first complete a 2 step process of registering and configuring your device to access USC Wirless Plus.

1) You must first register your device/computer for use on the USC Wireless Plus network--Instructions are availalbe on the bottom right menu under heading: Setting Up USC Wireless Plus. Select your operating system:

2) You must then configure your device/computer in order to access USC Wirless Plus. Again directions are on ITS's site under Setting Up USC Wireless Plus

Another option is to email links to article abstracts to yourself for later viewing on a computer connected to USC's network (either on campus or via remote login).

 

Mobile website

JSTOR
Access to full-text scholarly journal articles. The mobile beta site is meant for discovery of articles. You can email citations to yourself and then download the articles when you get to a computer connected to the USC network (either on campus or via remote login).

Mobile website

You can email citations to yourself and then download the articles from a computer connected to the USC network (either on campus or via remote login).



Mobile website

LexisNexis Academic
Includes full text national and international news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government resources

Mobile website

The best way to access subscription content using this mobile website is to access LexisNexis Academic via USC Libraries' website and then selecting the blue Mobile button at the bottom left of the LexisNexis homepage.

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iPhone/iPad app
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Android app

(Free)

Naxos Music Library
An online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more 70,000 CDs; over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.  The mobile apps allow you to listen to your personal and account created playlists on the go.

iPhone/iPad app

 

 

 

Android app

 

In order to access USC subscription content with this app, you must connect to USC's network using USC Wireless Plus. This is necessary in order to authenticate you as being affiliated with USC.
If you haven't already done so, you must first complete a 2 step process of registering and configuring your device to access USC Wirless Plus.

1) You must first register your device/computer for use on the USC Wireless Plus network--Instructions are availalbe on the bottom right menu under heading: Setting Up USC Wireless Plus. Select your operating system:

2) You must then configure your device/computer in order to access USC Wirless Plus. Again directions are on ITS's site under Setting Up USC Wireless Plus

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Mobile site
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iPad app
(Free)

Pubget
Searches Medline (PubMed/Ovid Medline) and retrieves citations. Pubget is a search engine for life science PDFs beyond Medline as well. .

Mobile website
Select "University of Southern California" from drop-down menu.

 

iPad app

 

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Mobile website,



Android app

(Free, but Android has a paid version, PubMed Pro)

Mobile PubMed
Searches all PubMed citations.
 

Mobile website
Links to free full-text articles only (will not retrieve USC-subscription content).

 

 

Android app

 

 

Mobile website

Refworks
Gives you access to all of your references stored in RefWorks from any mobile device. You can search, add or remove reference, create new folders, and add comments or text to the Notes field.

Mobile website

 

You must first set up a USC RefWorks account


iPhone/iPad app
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Android app

(Free & Paid versions)

Sciverse Science Direct
A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

The app allows you to read, save, and share articles.

iPhone/iPad app

 

 

 

Android app

You must first register by accessing Science Direct from the USC Libraries' website

The paid version allows you to set up alerts, browse by journal and download PDF versions of articles (PDF option available for iPhones only)

Overview & Description

User Guide


iPhone/iPad app


(Free)

SpringerLink
A database containing articles and chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and over 50,000 E-books covering all subject areas

 

iPhone/iPad app

In order to access USC subscription content with this app, you must connect to USC's network using USC Wireless Plus. This is necessary in order to authenticate you as being affiliated with USC.
If you haven't already done so, you must first complete a 2 step process of registering and configuring your device to access USC Wirless Plus.

1) You must first register your device/computer for use on the USC Wireless Plus network--Instructions are availalbe on the bottom right menu under heading: Setting Up USC Wireless Plus. Select your operating system:

2) You must then configure your device/computer in order to access USC Wirless Plus. Again directions are on ITS's site under Setting Up USC Wireless Plus

Mobile website

Worldcat.org Mobile Beta
Lets you search the collections of libraries in your area as well as libraries all over the world.

Mobile website

 

Mobile website

Safari Books Online

Mobile website

You must be on USC's network to use the mobile site. Safari uses the IP address from the network to log you into the correct account. Refer to this FAQ page for more information.