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Databases with Mobile Access

Interested in searching for articles on your smartphone or iPod Touch? Gale Infotrac and WilsonWeb offer access to their databases to mobile devices that have a data plan.  

Gale Infotrac’s mobile presence is available through two AccessMyLibrary applications (apps). AccessMyLibrary College Edition will connect to all of Framingham State University’s InfoTrac databases via an iPod Touch or an iPhone. Search for the app “Access My Library College Edition” from Apple’s app store. Select “Framingham State University” and enter your email. A password will be sent to your email. You then enter your email address and password to access the databases.

For more information on the app: http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/aml/CollegeStudent/. You can also select “AccessMyLibrary” the original version but that will only link to the state wide databases and not our university’s databases. This app is available on an iPod Touch and iphone/Android cellphones.

WilsonWeb databases are available not as an app but as a mobile site. Go to the A to Z list of databases link on the library homepage and select WilsonWeb’s mobile link. You will be prompted for your Blackboard username and password.

If you would like help setting up the databases on your mobile devices, please contact vgonzalez@framingham.edu. To learn about some other apps that can help with your research: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=55093007

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