Friday, July 22, 2011

Database Access On The Go!

Have you ever been away from your computer and suddenly found yourself needing the answer to a reference question? Or wanted to listen to a downloaded Ebook while waiting in line at the grocery store? How about practicing your language learning skills while sipping your morning coffee at the local cafe? Well, now you can do all of these things by using library database apps on your smartphone or other mobile device! You can guarantee that there will be more of these coming out in the future, but for now, check out what you already have access to through the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System and some of our database providers.

Mango Mobile - Mango Languages Library Edition on the go!

Available on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, this free mobile language app gives you access to all of the languages and features available through the library in the palm of your hand!

OverDrive eMedia Console - OverDrive downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks on the go!

Available on the iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7, this free app will give you access to all of the titles available for download through the AFPLS collection. Anytime, anywhere access for all your favorite titles!

EbscoHost - EBSCO online research databases on the go!

Available on the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android Smartphones, Windows Smartphones, Dell Axim, Palm and Pocket PC this mobile research tool will give users all of the functionality of the databases that AFPLS has in its EBSCO collection. Popular research databases such as Academic Search Complete and MasterFile Premier can now be easily searched anytime and anywhere!

GALE Access My Library - GALE online research databases on the go!

Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, this mobile research app uses GPS technology to locate libraries within a 10 mile radius of the user, then gives the user free and unlimited access to that library's GALE resources without even needing a library card number. Access library systems in other states while traveling!

We hope you will take advantage of these mobile tools and will take your library with you everywhere you go!

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