Monday, August 23, 2010

There's an App for that! Mobile devices for research

Check out this SlideShare Presentation from Yale University Science Librarian, Joe Murphy. Will students increasingly use smartphones to access databases? Our Gale databases can currently be accessed on the iphone! It will be interesting to interview students re: apps when school starts.

1 comment:

Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

I added the Gale app lately to the iPod Touch I have been trying. I know some of our other librarians have experimented with the app also. Personally, I found that the print was either very small or (when I expanded it) hard to see a large percentage of an article. Nevertheless, it was nice to have the info right there. I agree that it definitely will be interesting to see what students - who are often more used to the handheld devices- will have to say.