Monday, November 9, 2009

EBSCOhost® Mobile™ Now Available


Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) November 10, 2009 -- EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is bringing its EBSCOhost® databases to users—even if users are on their smartphones. EBSCO has released EBSCOhost® Mobile™ allowing researchers to access their EBSCOhost® databases via smartphones and other handheld devices.



EBSCOhost Mobile allows us to provide users with a platform that makes the power of EBSCOhost, and its content, highly accessible on the most popular smartphones and mobile devices.

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All databases and services currently available on the EBSCOhost platform will be available via EBSCOhost Mobile. The EBSCOhost interface is the most-used research platform currently available in more than 100,000 libraries around the world. Since the interface is the basis for EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCOhost Mobile is poised to dramatically impact mobile searching.


EBSCOhost Mobile provides a convenient way for customers using mobile devices to find quality content. The main EBSCOhost Mobile screen offers a number of options including choosing which EBSCOhost database(s) to search plus setting search options, accessing field codes and specifying preferences.

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Many of the existing EBSCOhost features such as search modes, limiting to full text, date ranges, peer-reviewed content or by publication are available. Users will also be able to search images from their mobile devices.


 The result list is scrollable and available data includes citations, Image Quick View™ and access to full text articles. The result list also features a relevancy indicator and users are able to email results.

Clicking into a result replicates the EBSCOhost user experience providing researchers with information including author information/affiliation, links to the source, document type, subject terms, NAICS/Industry codes along with the abstract, ISSN, Accession Number, persistent links, images, links to full text, etc.

The interface has been designed with a lower resolution, simplifying the interface by removing folders and some other more advanced features for increased speed and user convenience.



In addition to providing access to smartphone users, EBSCOhost Mobile will also work on desktops helping libraries with low bandwidths since it uses only a fraction of the bytes compared to a traditional EBSCOhost search. EBSCOhost Mobile will also open up access to research databases to researchers in remote locations who are only able to access via satellite links.

Source



How Do I Create An EBSCOhost Mobile Profile In EBSCOadmin?


!!! Thanks To / Julien Sicot /  Rennes, France / For The HeadsUp !!!

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3 comments:

  1. But how crappy will the interface be?

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  2. How or where does one ascertain the URL for the mobile interface?

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  3. Sarah T./

    SEE >

    How Do I Create An EBSCOhost Mobile Profile In EBSCOadmin?

    [http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=4671]

    /Gerry

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