The New EBSCOhost for Mobile Devices

The CSUB Library is offering the new EBSCOhost Mobile application, tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!

What features are available in EBSCOhost Mobile?

EBSCOhost Mobile has the following features available:

  • Basic Searching
  • HTML and PDF Full Text
  • Search Modes
  • Limiters
  • Image Quick View
  • Image Collection (depending on the database that has been selected)
  • E-mailing articles
  • Preferences
  • Multi-database Searching

Note that if you want all the EBSCOhost search and linking features you'll want to link to the Library's regular EBSCOhost link.

Can I email articles using EBSCOhost Mobile?

Yes, as in EBSCOhost, you can email articles from both the EBSCOhost Mobile result list and article details screens.

Which mobile devices have been used to test EBSCOhost Mobile?

EBSCOhost Mobile was tested on several devices and also underwent a Beta period that solicited customer feedback on many unique devices. Although, it has not been tested on all mobile devices available in the market it was quality certified on the most popular smartphones including:

  • BlackBerry
  • Dell Axiom
  • iPhone
  • Palm 750

Is javascript required to use EBSCOhost Mobile?

Your device must have javascript enabled in order to use EBSCOhost Mobile.

Note: BlackBerry users can refer to the following link for information on enabling javascript:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4965723_enable-javascript-blackberry.html

Why does the EBSCOhost Mobile interface look different when I view it on my Mac or PC?

The EBSCOhost Mobile interface has been optimized for use on a mobile device with a smaller screen. When this interface is viewed on a normal sized computer screen, the interface will appear stretched with fewer features available than the standard EBSCOhost interface. Note, you'll have more features if you link to the Library's regular EBSCOhost link.