If you have a smartphone or tablet, most of our research tools will simply adapt to the smaller screen. For even more options, check out some of the specialized tools and apps the library can offer below.
Text a Call Number
Send the title, location, and call number of items from the Collins Catalog straight to your cell phone. Try it out by searching Collins Catalog and look for the link to:
Send via text message
Puget Sound WorldCat Mobile
Use Puget Sound WorldCat Mobile to search the catalogs of academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Puget Sound WorldCat Mobile is located at http://pugetsound.worldcat.org/m.
Our all purpose database Academic Search Premier plus many of our specialized subject databases are hosted by EBSCOhost, whose mobile app offers basic searching of selected databases with full text and email features.
EBSCOhost mobile can be accessed at: http://ezproxy.ups.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.mobi/
If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, add an app, too! Information available here: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access#fancybox_iphone_app
Find even more details at EBSCOhost's Mobile FAQ
Using a database hosted on ProQuest? They'll automatically detect your platform and optimize the screen for your mobile device. Try searching any of the 24 databases we subscribe to!
Try out the JSTOR mobile beta site for searching on the go.
Use the mobile Lexis Nexis site to search news, legal cases, and company dossiers.
ARTstor is now accessible to registered users on compatible mobile operating systems. The mobile site allows registered users to search, browse, and view previously created image groups. Not yet registered?
ARTstor mobile can be accessed at: http://mobile.artstor.org with iPhone 2.2.1+, iPad, and Safari 4+
QR Codes in the Library
Look for QR codes like the one below around the library! These codes embed web links and more in the physical world. Download a QR code reader to your smartphone, snap a photo of the code, and you'll have instant access to the linked info.
Find a QR code reader by searching your phone’s make and the words “QR Code reader” or visit your phone’s app store. We've tried NeoReader for the iPhone and other systems, and both Barcode Scanner and Google Goggles for Droid, but there are many options.
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