Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
25May/110

Search EBSCO On Your Mobile Device

For those of you who want to search on the go,  EBSCO has developed an app (only for Apple devices right now) that allows you to search any or all of our EBSCO databases wherever you are.    The app doesn't let you fine tune the search as much as you could on the website but you can  limit your searches by date and to full-text only.  You can then read the article  right on your iPhone.  You can save your searches and articles on the app though it doesn't sync with anything you've saved online.

To get started, download the free app from the Apple app store.  Once it's on the mobile device you will need to establish that you are an authorized user.  To do that, sign into the EBSCO site from your computer or device just like you're doing a regular search.   Scroll to the bottom of the search page and click on 

  • "New: EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application "
  • It will direct you to provide your email and will automatically send you directions for authenticating your access.  Open the email with your mobile device and click on the link provided.  That's all you need to do.  If the link doesn't work, cut and paste it into your mobile browser and it will work that way.

    Once you are authenticated, use "Settings" to choose your databases and limit your search by full-text, date, or publication.  The next time you use the app you won't have to sign in or remember your password. Perfect if you often forget it.  You will have to reauthenticate your access every 9 months.

    Contact the Westwood librarian if you have any questions or problems or view an online guide

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