On August 30, the database vendor H.W. Wilson released the mobile version of its interface for research databases, giving our seven Wilson databases (which include Education Full Text, Readers’ Guide Retrospective, and Book Review Digest) a streamlined interface optimized for iPhones, Droids, and other smartphones.
Wilson joins EBSCO (which released its mobile interface last fall), WorldCat, PubMed, and other providers of online research databases in helping us offer more and more of the library’s scholarly resources and research guides for use on mobile devices. The library’s class web pages and subject guides – LibGuides – also have a mobile interface, and Campus ITS and Library ITS have been working together to develop a mobile version of the library’s website, as well.
Twitter users can also search WorldCat by sending a tweet. Just use the hashtag #ask4stuff followed by a few words as your search query, and you will receive a tweet back with a PURL or a short URL to the results on WorldCat.org. See the WorldCat blog for more information.
So don’t worry if you are not near a computer – many library resources are still at your fingertips through your phone, and getting easier and easier to use that way. See our webpage about mobile platforms and library resources for more information.