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Use Your Smartphone at the Library!

The University Libraries know how useful and convenient Smartphones are in today’s fast-paced world. Although we ask that you please keep your phones on vibrate and take your conversations outside the library, there are many ways to use your Smartphone inside without disturbing anyone. We now offer many mobile technologies that you can access without ever signing on to a computer!

Connect to our library’s mobile website and view information such library hours, directions to the library, staff directory, and our text a librarian service. It’s also possible to search our online catalog Minerva and connect to the databases, EBSCO, JSTOR, and WorldCat. Use this QR code to go right to the site!


In addition to the library’s mobile site, there are also many library vendors that have sites you can access with your Smartphone.

EBSCO Mobile: Access all of the databases provided by EBSCOhost as well as the medical databases DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center. Experience the user-friendly EBSCO interface in the palm of your hand!

JSTOR Mobile Beta: This version of JSTOR lets you browse by title and discipline and offers an advanced search option. It also provides citation support. Although other mobile phones may be supported, this site is specifically designed to work on iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices.

WorldCat Mobile: Learn about what materials are available at the University at Albany and other libraries from your mobile device! There are also search suggestions that you can try such as artistic photography, graphic novels, and movie reviews.

Scopus/SciVerse Mobile Applications
: Here you can search Scopus articles and citations, view abstracts, and even set up email alerts on your Smartphone!

LexisNexis Academic Mobile: Access a basic version of LexisNexis Academic and search the news, look up a news article, legal case, or company dossier.

So don’t be afraid to use your phone at the library! Download one of these apps or browse the library’s mobile site to be connected. If you have any questions please contact the reference desk at 442-3691 or dewref@albany.edu, or stop by in person.