The mobile apps and sites listed below are handy for academic use. The MIT Libraries haven't developed and don't support these tools, but we hope that you find them useful. If you have any suggestions for other mobile tools to add to this page, contact us!
Also check out our guide on Apps for Academics!
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Access library collections with mobile tools
Use your mobile device to connect to MIT Libraries resources:
- MIT's WorldCat mobile - search for and request books from MIT Libraries and from libraries around the world. Mobile web site.
- Libraries on MIT Mobile - renew and request books, find library hours, ask questions, submit ideas. Mobile web site.
- Pic2shop iPhone app - scan barcodes & request books. iPhone app.
- Make iPhone article access easier with a bookmarklet
- HathiTrust - millions of books available for PDF download. MIT users - click "login" and choose MIT as your institution to gain full access. Mobile web site.
Access journal content with mobile apps & sites
Many of these sites require MIT users to authenticate, so make sure that you're connected to the "MIT" network from on campus (not "MIT Guest"), or use VPN to access from off campus.
Science & Engineering:
- ACS publications on iPhone & iPod Touch - Universal app.
- AMS (American Mathematical Society) mobile pairing - Mobile site.
- Annual Reviews mobile pairing - Mobile site.
- ASME's 5 Mobile Apps for Engineers - iPhone apps.
- CatApp - mobile web app for looking up calculated reaction and activation energies for elementary coupling reactions occurring on metal surfaces.
- Pubget Mobile for MIT & Pubget iPad app - Mobile site & iPad app.
- PubMed Mobile Beta - Mobile site.
- SAGE Journals - See directions for setting up mobile access. Mobile site.
- Science (AAAS) Mobile - Mobile site.
- SciFinder Mobile - Mobile site.
- SpringerLink - iOS app.
- Web of Science - See directions for setting up access. Mobile site.
Arts & Humanities:
- EBSCOhost mobile site or iPhone/iPod Touch app - see directions for setting up access. Mobile site & iPhone/Touch app.
- Gale AccessMyLibrary College Edition App - Android & Universal iOS app.
- ARTstor Mobile - register for an account from on campus at the ARTstor website first. Mobile site.
Social Sciences & Management: