Mobile Research Resources

Several of the library’s research databases now offer mobile apps and sites!  We list them here for your convenience.  Currently, we do not provide technical support for these apps due to the wide variety of mobile devices.  However, we do welcome your general feedback, questions, or comments

Configuring an iOS or Android Device for Off Campus Access

*Please note that mobile devices are not supported by JMU Libraries. These instructions are provided as self-help reference only.

Use the Junos Pulse app to connect from off campus.  Visit http://www.lib.jmu.edu/proxy/default.aspx#pulse for instructions.

Click here for instructions for connecting to the JMU Official Wireless from your mobile device.

Click on the logos to be taken to the appropriate app store for each app/site listed below.

Arts & Humanities

Business

General Information/Reference

Health Sciences

Music

Science

Social Sciences

 

Arts & Humanities

  • AccessMyLibrary College Edition (Gale)   apple company logo, silver  green Android company logo

    Access JMU's subscription databases and ebooks from Gale with this free app.  Install the app, then select Virginia from a list of states and choose James Madison University from a list of schools. Provide your JMU email address to receive a password and complete the login.  No further logins will be required until next school year.  Once logged in, click on "Update My Library" to get a list of resources you are able to use.

  • ARTstor Mobile Apple company logo, silver  green Android company logo

    ARTstor Mobile allows you to search, browse, view images, and access saved image groups.  If you are on campus and using JMU Official Wireless, no registration is required.  If you are not connected to JMU Official Wireless, you will need to login in with your ARTstor account to access ARTstor Mobile.  Not registered for an account?  Go to ARTstor on your computer while on campus or authenticated to off campus access and sign up for a free user account.  Click here for more details on the ARTstor mobile help page.

  • British Library 19th Century Collection  Apple company logo, silver  (iPad only)

    Install this free app to access books from the British Library's 19th Century collection.  Content includes classic novels and works of philosphy, history, and science.  Book images are available in color and range from maps to marbled papers and embossed covers.

  • JSTOR Mobile silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 company logo

    JSTOR has been redesigned and now recognizes mobile devices.  Simply go to www.jstor.org on your device to begin searching for articles.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.

  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Search ProQuest databases like American Periodicals Series, Historical Newspaper, International Index of Performing Arts and more to find articles in the Arts & Humanities.  Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.

 

Business

  • Ad Age Latest News apple company logo, silver  green Android logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo

    Ad Age Latest News app provides free access to news articles on Advertising Age.  Free; no login required.

  • Advertising Age apple company logo, sliver (iPad only)
    The Ad Age iPad app provides news, articles, and special reports for the advertising world.  Install and use for free on JMU Official Wireless.
  • ProQuest Mobile (beta) silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Search ProQuest databases like ABI Inform to find Business-related scholarly and news articles. Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.

 

General Information / Reference

  • Atomic Learning   silver Apple company logo (iPad only)

    Access how-to tutorials on various technologies, systems, and software with this free iPad app.  Please note: must be connected to JMU official wireless or authenticated via Junos Pulse when off campus to use the app.

  • ebrary App  silver Apple logo  green Android company logo

    Download the ebrary app to read ebooks within the JMU Library subscription.  The ebrary app comes pre-installed with a user guide for help.  Note: you will need a free ebrary user account, free Adobe account, and internet connection to use this app.  Not all books are available for download, but can be read online within the app.

  • EBSCOhost App silver Apple company logo  green Android company app

    After installing the EBSCOhost app, visit one of JMU's EBSCO databases and click on the "EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications" link at the bottom of the page.  Enter your email address to receive download instructions and an authentication key.  Click here for a help sheet containing detailed download and function information.

    EBSCO also offers a mobile site.  Visit http://search.ebscohost.com on your mobile device on JMU Official Wireless or be authenticated through the Junos Pulse app.  This mobile site requires Java for use; see FAQ for more information.

  • LexisNexis Academic Mobile (beta) silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo

    LexisNexis Academic Mobile (beta) is a mobile site that allows users to perform limited searches for news articles, legal cases, or company dossiers.  For more information please visit the LexisNexis' wiki pages.

  • Lynda.com gray Apple, Inc. logo green Android company logo
    Lynda.com contains video tutorials to help people learn various software and programs in business, development, web design, and much more. To login to JMU's subscription, tap on the settings button in the upper left corner of the home screen. Choose Log In, then tap Organization or School (iOS) or Web Portal (Android). Enter jmu.edu in the box, tap go, then sign in with your JMU eid and password on the JMU Federated Authentication screen. Your watched videos and current location information will be saved.
  • Quick Search silver Apple company logo  green Android robot  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    Use Quick Search to find journal articles, books, videos, and more in JMU Libraries' holdings.  A great place to begin research!  Must be on JMU Official Wireless or be authenticated through the Junos Pulse app to use the mobile site.
  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Search over 40 ProQuest databases to find journal articles, news articles, and more across the core subject areas. Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • RefMobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    RefMobile is a version of RefWorks for mobile and smart phones, as well as PDAs, that allows you to access and view your references, manage folders, import references.  Click here for more information.
  • Taylor and Francis Online  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo

    Visit www.tandfonline.com on your mobile device to search or browse through journals and encyclopedias.  Note: to access JMU content, you must pair your device to Taylor and Francis.  Watch this brief online video or visit these FAQs (see PAIRING) to learn how to pair your device to JMU content.
  • WorldCat Mobile Web Beta  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    Visit worldcatmobile.org to use your mobile device to search for library materials, find a WorldCat library near you, call a library, or map a route. Must enable GPS location tracking for full functionality.

 

Health Sciences

  • Anatomy.tv silver Apple, Inc. company logo (iPad only)
    Includes detailed and interactive graphics of the human body. Visit the site in the Safair browser; click here to view user guide. Must be connected to JMU Offical Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
    Note: 10 user limit.
  • APA Journals silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo
    Search or browse APA journals from PsycARTICLES in this mobile app.  Users may download full text articles to their device if they register their email address on PsycARTICLES while connected to JMU Official Wireless.  Instructions are provided when the app is downloaded.
  • APA Psychotherapy  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android robot company logo
    This app provides access to the quarterly journal, Psychotherapy.  Users may download full text articles to their device if they register their email address on PsycARTICLES while connected to JMU Official Wireless.  Instructions are provided when the app is downloaded.
  • Cochrane Library iPad Edition  silver Apple company logo (iPad only)
    Provides access to monthly issues of the Cochrane Library. Selected reviews are presented in abridged version; full articles are available in the online version.  Click here for more information.
  • MedlinePlus Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo

    Free mobile website that includes health topic summaries, news, images, encyclopedia articles, and drug information.

  • Micromedex Drug Information app  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo

    Download this free app to access drug information on the go.  Once you download the app, information will remain on your mobile device - no internet access needed.  Updates are available approximately every 2 weeks.  See the help pages for more information by clicking on the Information button in the app.

  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Search ProQuest databases like Biological Sciences, Environmental Health resources, and the Nutrition Collection to find information related to Health Sciences.  Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • PsychiatryOnline  silve Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android robot logo  Blackberry company logo
    Provides access to full-text reference works and journal articles related to psychaitric diagnosis and treatment. Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • PubMed Mobile apps silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo

    PubMed Mobile apps allow users to search PubMed, read abstracts and full text articles (when available), save searches, and email citations. 
    Two free PubMed mobile sites are available as well:

    PubMed for Handhelds medical database

    PubMed Mobile (beta)

  • Scopus Alerts  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo

    Use Scopus Alerts mobile app to find articles, create alerts, make notes, and share links instantly.

 

Music

  • iClassicalScores  silver Apple company logo
    Note: This app costs $1.99 to download.
    Access over 200,000 public domain classical music scores provided by the IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library.
  • Index to Printed Music Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android robot Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    Access Index to Printed Music through EBSO's mobile site to find information on music published from ancient times to the present. Must be on JMU Official Wireless or authenticated through the Junos Pulse app.
  • Naxos Jazz  silver Apple company logo
    Access streaming jazz music tracks availble on Naxos Music Library Jazz. Visit Naxos Jazz online database to register for a free user account (required for app use).
  • Naxos Music Library  silver Apple company logo  green Android robot
    Access streaming music tracks and playlists from Naxos Music Library. Visit Naxos Music Library online database to register for a free user account (required for app use).
  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Search International Index to Music Periodicals and the International Index of Performing Arts using ProQuest Mobile beta. Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • RILM  silver Apple company logo  green Android robot  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    Access RILM through EBSCO's mobile site to search and email articles on all things music. Must be on JMU Official Wireless or authenticated through the Junos Pulse app.

These Alexander Street Press music resources have a Send-to-Mobile feature: silver Apple company logo  green Android robot

If you're using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you will need to use the Send-to-Mobile button to create lists and play tracks.  Users with Android devices can use the blue Play button to play tracks. 

 

If you are on a computer, you are able to send music tracks to your iOS or Android device from the Alexander Street Press music resources.  Just click on the Send-to-Mobile cell phone icon next to a song, album, or playlist and a list of instructions will appear to help you get the track to your mobile device.  Tracks will play for 48 hours from anywhere, but after the 48 hours are up, you must be on the JMU wireless network to play your tracks. Click here for more information.

 

Science

  • ACS Mobile  silver Apple logo  green Android company logo

    Download this free app and access American Chemical Society ASAP journal articles, personalized research folders, and more! 

  • American Institute of Physics iResearch  silver Apple company logo

    The American Institute of Physics iResearch iPhone application is an offline e-reader that enables users to save PDF files locally to their device and view them offline without a Wifi or cellular connection. Click here for more information and FAQs.

  • Annual Reviews Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo

    Access full text scientific articles in the Annual Reviews mobile site.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or pair your device to access full text articles. Click here for manual device pairing instructions.  For more details on Annual Reviews mobile, see their About page.

  • arXiview arXiv Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo
    The arXiv mobile app allows users to search the arXiv by date, author, title, full text, with and without restrictions to specific categories of the arXiv.  You may also save preprints and email preprint information. 
  • BioOne Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo

    BioOne Mobile is a mobile site that provides access to journals and books to smartphone users. Tablet users will view the full site with an option to switch to the mobile site. Note: if you are on campus and connected to JMU Official Wireless, you can access BioOne mobile without logging in.  However, if you are off campus or not connected to JMU Official Wireless, you will need to pair your device to view JMU subscribed content.  Click here for detailed pairing instructions.  A user guide is also available.  Click here for more information about BioOne Mobile.

  • BIOSIS Previews mobile site  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo

    Access BIOSIS Previews from any mobile device to search the index for journal articles, patents, conference reports, and books. Note: if you are on campus and connected to JMU Official Wireless, you can access BIOSIS Previews mobile without logging in. However, if you are not connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated with Junos Pulse, you will need to log in with a free Web of Knowledge user account. Click here for account registration instructions. 

  • CRC Physical Constants of Organic Compounds  silver Apple, Inc. logo

    Explore the Physical Constants of Organic Compounds; search by compound name, CAS number, molecular weight value, or molecular forumla.  The app provides basic physical constants and structure diagrams for over 10,000 organic compounds.  View a demo hereNote: This app costs $6.49.
  • IEEE Xplore Mobile  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo

    Search for articles in the IEEE Xplore digital library from any web-enabled device. Users can perform basic searches, view 10 relevant results, and e-mail articles to yourself or your friends.

  • Nature Journals  silver Apple company logo (iPad only)

    Provides latest scientific news and research.  News articles and open access journal articles are freely available, but other journal content requires a personal subscription not provided by JMU.  Please click here for more information and other mobile access options.

  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry
    Use this mobile site to find information in Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Materials, and more! Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • Safari Books Online  silver Apple company logo  green Android robot  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo
    Read books on business, information technology, web development, math, science, and more on Safari Books Online's mobile site.  Must be on JMU Official Wireless or authenticated with the Junos Pulse app.
  • SciFinder Scholar  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo  Blackberry company logo  Windows 7 logo

    SciFinder Scholar offers a mobile site for on the go research; search topics, substance identifiers, authors, and companies.  Users can also create alerts and save answers.  Note: You must have a SciFinder Scholar user account through JMU.  To register for an account, click here and follow the instructions.

  • Scopus Alerts  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo

    Use Scopus Alerts mobile app to find articles, create alerts, make notes, and share links instantly.

  • ScienceDirect  silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo

    ScienceDirect responsive website provides access to JMU's subscribed Elsevier articles and books. Learn more about the ScienceDirect mobile article here.

  • SpringerImages app  silver Apple company logo

    Download the SpringerImages app to view tables, charts, graphs, and other images.  Images attached to peer-reviewed, Open Access articles are freely available, but the complete collection of images requries a paid subscription not provided by JMU Libraries. Click here for subscription details.

  • SpringerLink app  silver Apple company logo green Android robot company logo

    This app provides access to journal articles and book chapters in the science, technology, and medical fields.  Once the app is installed, users on JMU Official Wireless can access our subscription full text.  If you are off campus or using a cell service network, you will need to sign into your free individual Springer account to access full text. Click here for more access information (scroll down to SpringerLink App section on the page).

 

Social Sciences

  • APA Journals silver Apple company logo  green Android company logo
    Search or browse APA journals from PsycARTICLES in this mobile app.  Users may download full text articles to their device if they register their email address on PsycARTICLES while connected to JMU Official Wireless.  Instructions are provided when the app is downloaded.
  • APA Psychotherapy  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android robot company logo
    This app provides access to the quarterly journal, Psychotherapy.  Users may download full text articles to their device if they register their email address on PsycARTICLES while connected to JMU Official Wireless.  Instructions are provided when the app is downloaded.
  • Discovery Education mobile  silver Apple company logo  (iPad only)

    Use Discovery Education mobile to view video clips in the core K-12 curriculum areas.  No downloads necessary - go to mobile.discoveryeducation.com and login with your username and password.  If you do not have an established username/password, please see these instructions.

  • ProQuest Mobile (beta)  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android company logo robot  Blackberry company logo
    Use this mobile site to find information in Economics, Political Science, Communication Studies, and other Social Science subject areas. Note: This is a beta site and may not be fully functional; site is provided as-is.  Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.
  • PsychiatryOnline  silver Apple, Inc. company logo  green Android robot logo  Blackberry company logo
    Provides access to full-text reference works and journal articles related to psychaitric diagnosis and treatment. Must be connected to JMU Official Wireless or authenticated from off campus.

 

 

 

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