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Apps for Academics: Productivity & Resources: Resource

The latest mobile apps will help you to enhance the teaching and learning environment. This guide presents collaboration, communication, assessment, library resources apps and more.

Library Resource

EBSCOhost By EBSCO Publishing

To authenticate the EBSCOhost app:

  • Log into EBSCOhost.
  • Click the EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications link at the bottom of the page and enter an email address which you can access from your device. An email with an authentication key is sent to you.
  • Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

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By Gale, part of Cengage Learning

Authentication timeout is now based on when you authorize initially. You have 3 months from the time you initially authorize until you will need to authorize again.

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Search Tool

By ForeMinds® by Bottosso Ltd.


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Google Scholar By Google, Inc.

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Citation Management

Mendeley By Mendeley

Mendeley is your personal research library. Carry thousands of PDFs in your pocket. Read and annotate them on the go, search your entire library, and easily sync everything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mendeley Desktop

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EasyBib By Imagine Easy Solutions

Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.

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PaperShip for Mendeley & Zotero 
By Shazino

PaperShip is an iPad & iPhone application designed to give you access to your Mendeley / Zotero library on-the-go. 

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Internet Resources by Subjects

Ready Reference

Google Translate                                  Health Hotlines              

Merriam-Webster Dictionary                Urban Dictionary

Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary   The Weather Channel and weather.com


All Subjects

Khan Academy: Videos and articles on topics from Art History to Coach & Classroom Resources.

TED:  More than 1,700 talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. 

TED-Ed: Use engaging videos to create customized lessons by adding context, questions, discussion items,. TED-Ed allows you to adapt and edit any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch around any YouTube video. 

Emergency Management

FEMA: Contains preparedness information for different types of disasters. 

WISER: First responders in hazardous material incidents.

Mobile REMM – Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Guidance about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. 

Disaster Readiness: More than 175,000 reference guides on how to respond to any disaster situation.




Fastcase: Contains cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government.

Lawyers.comâ„ : More than 1,000,000 lawyers and law firms from 160 countries and easily find the lawyer for your needs.



LibriVox Audio Books: Over 15,000 audio books as well as thousands of radio dramas.

Free Books: 23,469 classic books.



Medicine, Health, and Nursing

 AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary                       

Case Files Biochemistry (LANGE Case Files) McGraw-Hill Medical: 50 clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. 

Nurse Net: Over 10,000 medical abbreviations and the Credential er provides a comprehensive list of nursing credentials and their associated initials.

Embryo: Digital serial sections of human embryos from the Carnegie Embryo Collection, housed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

LactMed: Drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding.

PubMed4Hh: Health information at the National Library of Medicine. Journal abstracts, TBLs ("the bottom line" summaries) and full text articles (requires subscription to journals).

WebMD – Trusted Health and Wellness Information: Provides healthy-living information, physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools.

Netter’s Anatomy Atlas Free: 14-Plates from the 5th edition Atlas of Human Anatomy illustrated by master medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD enhanced with quizzing and customization features.

3D4Medical Images & Animations: Over 400 high resolution medical images.

MedPage Today: Covers breaking medical news, comprehensive reference information and FREE CME/CE credits.

NEJM This Week: Contains medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice, from the New England Journal of Medicine.


ABC         CNN            FOX            NYTimes   


Merck PTE HD: Periodic table of element.

Science360 for iPad: Access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.