Mobile Access

Visit UA Libraries Mobile

> iTunes & Android apps
> Send-to-Mobile Options (from desktop or laptop)
> Mobile-friendly Databases

Library Catalog

Use the mobile Library Catalog to find out what books, media, journals, internet resources and other materials we own.

Mobile Databases

Not all library databases are optimized for mobile devices. For a complete list of all library databases, see our A-Z Databases list.

In addition:

  • All mobile sites and apps may not work on all mobile devices.
  • PDF files and sites using Flash may not display on all mobile devices.

iTunes & Android apps

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  • These apps may require you to first sign up for an account through the full version of the database. Follow instructions given below.
  • Some apps will only give you access to full-text if you are on campus using UAWiFi.
  • These apps are available directly through iTunes (on Apple devices) or Market (on Android devices), or from the links below.
Database Details

ACS Publications

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American Chemical Society journals.
Searching is allowed from anywhere, but you must be connected to UAWiFi to access the full text articles.
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Open-access pre-prints in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. (No registration required for access.)

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Streaming audio collections.
Visit our full Naxos site, click on "Playlists" and sign up for an account, then install the app and use your account information to sign in.
-- Finding and setting up the app on your device
-- How to sign up for account in playlist area
Scitation AIP journals

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Journals from American Institute of Physics.
Articles can only be accessed and downloaded while on campus connected to UAWiFi. Once downloaded to your device, you can access them from anywhere, even without a connection.
ScienceDirect database
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Elsevier Science journals.
Vist our full ScienceDirect site, click on "Register" to sign up for your free account, then use this and your UA email to sign into the app.
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Send-to-Mobile Options from your desktop or laptop

Database Details
Alexander Street Press
Classical Music Library
Dance in Video
Music Online
Opera in Video
Smithsonian Global Sound
Stream music and videos to your mobile device! Just search them from your desktop or laptop computer through our full web site (links on left), and look for phone icons phone iconnext to titles of individual selections. Click on the icon to open a window with options for access. These links are good for 48 hours.
(Note that long videos may freeze up over a WiFi connection.)

UA Library Catalog

If you happen to be using the full version of the UA Library Catalog, you can also text the title, call number and location of a book to your cell phone before send text messagegoing to look for it. Look for the "Send via Text Message" buttons!


Mobile-friendly Databases

See complete list at
Some may require additional instructions, which are below.

Annual Reviews

Analytical review articles the Biological & Medical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
Full text is accessible when connected to UAWiFi, and this will automatically pair your device to our subscription for off-campus access for at least 6 months.
If accessing for the first time from off-campus, use this link to the Annual Reviews website and login with your UA NetID.
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Artstor database Art images.
Accessible on iPhone/iPad/iPod using Safari browser. First set up an account by registering in the full ARTstor database, then use that email and password to login on the mobile site.
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BioOne database High-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on topics such as global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.
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Cambridge Journals database Journals published by Cambridge University Press.
EbscoHost databases 35 EBSCOHost databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, MLA Bibliography, Music Index , PsycINFO and many others.
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IEEE Xplore database Journal articles, conference papers, and technical standards in engineering.
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JSTOR database Full text journals in many subject areas.
LexisNexis Academic database Search news, legal cases and company information. (Beta version)
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Note:  This site may not work with all Android phones.
PubMed database National Library of Medicine’s medical research database. (Beta mobile site)
Science Includes Science, Science Translational Medicine and (soon) Science Signaling.
Apps for iPhone and Android are also available, but do not currently provide direct access to full text.
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SciFinder database Explore literature from biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, agricultural science, materials science, and more!
Use your SciFinder Web username and password to login. (See our SciFinder page to register for a free account.) Note that iPads will redirect to the full SciFinder Web site.
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Taylor & Francis Online Journal and reference works from Taylor & Francis Group.
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WorldCat Local database Books, articles & more! Includes holdings of UA Libraries and libraries worldwide. (Optimized for iOS and Android.)


Last modified: December 9, 2016