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
|The ASU Library subscribes to Browzine, an 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.|
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: