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EEE 598: Multimedia/Qos: Mobile Apps and Device Pairing

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Academic publishers are starting to cater to mobile device users, however, what each is offering varies greatly.   Many of these services can help you keep up with newly added literature in your area. 



If you use a tablet or smartphone, check your Apps Store for a favorite journal, publisher, and/or database.  Some apps provide database searching while others focus on current awareness services.   Keep checking your Apps Store periodically as new apps are continually being released. 

Examples of available iPad apps as of July 2013

  • SciVerse: Science Direct
    Access to Elsevier's journals; free app for institutional subscribers such as ASU.
  • SpringerLink
    Access to Springer journals and books; free app.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Free app for access to this trade magazine from ASME.
  • Civil Engineering
    Free app for access to this trade magazine from ASCE.


BrowZine™ @ the ASU Library!

BrowZine brings a newsstand's print browsing experience to electronic journals. Easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad; smartphone and Android support coming soon.

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The ASU Library subscribes to Browzinean app that brings the print browsing experience to online access. The app was originally designed for the iPad but smartphone and Android versions are due during the summer and fall in 2013. After initial setup, Browzine can used off-campus to view full text and export citations into citation management software; most commercially published and professional society sci/tech titles are available.




Device Pairing

Couldn't find an app for your favorite journal/publisher?   Go to the journal's/publisher's website and look for terminology such as "mobile device pairing", "device pairing" or maybe even just "mobile".   Device paring involves the publisher identifying your specific device as belonging to an authorized ASU user. Once identified, the device can be used from off-campus to access the full text of ASU-subscribed titles from that pubisher without having to go via the Libraries' website. So far we've only identified a few publishers that are offering this service:

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