By EBSCO Publishing
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EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPhone and iPod Touch users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content, provided courtesy of your library.
The convenience and rich functionality of the app enables users to:
•Choose which databases to search
•Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
•Sort by relevance or date
•Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
•Save results for offline access at a later date
•Email results to self or others
•Automatically save 25 most recent searches
•View cover flow display of results
To use the EBSCOhost app, access EBSCOhost as you typically would via your library website or corporate intranet. Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page to email yourself the key to the app.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Ability to save PDFs to an outside app (such as Dropbox or iBooks)
- Option to email all saved articles
- Larger checkboxes
- Search functionality refined
- Other minor enhancements
Instructions on making the app work
1) Download app from App Store
2) Go to your institution's online library
3) Open the Ebsco search database.
4) Click on link at bottom about this app
5) fill out brief form with a valid email address
6) open app
7) Open email from Ebsco ON YOUR iPHONE!
8) Click on link in email that authorizes the app
9) Enjoy using app. You'll also need a PDF reader installed on your device as well.
The reason to get the email from through your institution is to link your iPhone to their subscription with Ebsco.
In short this is not an app that you merely download and use. It has to be linked to an active subscription.
The only drawback is that I cannot access what I save on the phone on my computer.
Need an iPad version
I can't save a PDF into another program on the iPad because the screen popups go off the edge of the screen. The whole thing looks horrific on an iPad in general. There are also not many substantial searching options.
For the amount of money we pay for tuition and in turn that goes to Ebscon through library budgets, there should have been more development for this app a long, long time ago.
Last update in Nov 2011? This is plain unacceptable in an academic world. We are gouged as students for tuition and then not given appropriate updates for a world class database system?
Very good app
I don't know why everyone's complaining about setup, it's incredibly easy. Just go to your library's ebscohost site, click the link at the bottom of the page, and enter your email address. It could have more advanced search options, and the "save to" button doesn't work, but you can email the article to yourself, so it's no problem.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 08, 2011
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 0.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: EBSCO Publishing
- © 2011 EBSCO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.