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Mobile Pages (Access via mobile web browser like Safari)

  • Ebscohost Mobile Webpage
    Mobile version of all of Ebscohost databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Cinahl, ERIC, etc.)
  • JSTOR  Icon  Icon
    JSTOR's interface adapts to the screen size of a device, automatically
  • Mobile MedlinePlus
    Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.
  • NBC Learn  Icon
    Optimized for iPad. From the publisher's site: "There is no app to install or update, just open your iPad's Safari web browser and navigate to NBC Learn as you normally would . . . When you click on the video, you will see it play right over the page. For now, you will not have all of the functionality of the Cue Card (that's coming soon), but you will be able to watch all of the videos and view documents, images, and more."
  • ProQuest
    Mobile version of ProQuest.
  • PubMed for Handhelds
    Searches Medline on any mobile device.
  • Science Magazine mobile site
    Mobile version of Science Magazine site. Fulltext articles for GCC faculty, staff, and students only. You will need to sign in with your network username and password.
  • Worldcat Mobile
    Search the collections of libraries around the country.

Apps for Research

  • AP Mobile
    Free. Apple and Android. Multimedia news portal developed by The Associated Press that provides anytime access to international, national and local news.
  • CountryWatch
    $2.99. Apple and Android. Provides specific geopolitical intelligence on over 200 independent countries and sovereign states in the world. It includes current and historical statistics, news and maps.
  • Ebscohost Mobile App  
    Free. Apple and Android. Get app by scrolling to bottom of the Ebscohost database screen (link above) and clicking on New: Ebscohost iPhone and Adroid app. You will be prompted to enter your email. You'll receive an email message with authentication info and a link to the free app. The app will not work without the authentication info.
  • Gale's AccessMyLibrary  
    Free. Apple and Android. When prompted for username use genesee and leave email address box blank. Note: this app content is not fully mobilized and is equivalent to accessing Gale databases via the library's A to Z list with your mobile device web browser.
  • Science Direct
    This app has been discontinued as of July 1, 2014.

Handy Apps

  • BeeTagg
    Free app for creating and reading QR codes, also tracks QR code usage.
  • Dragon Dictation
    For iphone, iPod touch, iPad. Free voice recognition software for use with email, document creation, etc.
  • Google Maps
    Free mapping software from Google.
  • Layar
    Free augmented reality app that overlays information about such subjects as restaurants, public transit options, and apartment-search information on the view from your smartphone's camera.
  • RedLaser
    Among other features, this app lets you scan a book barcode and it will locate a copy of it in a nearby U.S. library. The book search is powered by WorldCat, the world's largest library catalog.

Study Help Apps

  • Blackboard Mobile
    Available for both Apple and Android products. Search for Genesee in your apps directory.
  • Class Buddy
    Free organization app that covers semesters, courses, events, grades, etc. Android only
    Free electronic dictionary and thesaurus containing over 1 million words
  • Dropbox
    Free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily
  • EverNote
    Free note taking software.
  • iStudiez
    Mobile planner to keep track of all things related to college life
  • Mindsnacks
    Free mobile language learning games.
  • MyHomework
    Free scheduling tool to keep track of homework due dates
  • OneNote
    Free note taking application that is based off the Microsoft software by the same name.
  • SoundCloud
    Free app for iPad, iPhone, or Android that allows users to record and upload audio to the web. Files can be edited, annotated, and shared via social networking.
  • Toggl
    Free application that tracks how much time was spent working on a project
  • Trello
    A project management service that lets you keep track of what needs to be accomplished, what is being worked on, and what you have already completed

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Michelle Eichelberger
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Alfred C. O'Connell Library
Genesee Community College
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