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Mobile Apps for Western Libraries

Information about apps that can be used with Western Libraries resources.

Android AppAndroid App  iOS App iOS App

App Description
BrowZine Read scholarly journals on your smartphone or tablet.

DynaMed is an evidence-based 'point-of-care' tool. It's Mobile App is complementary with Western Libraries' subscription and available to Western users.  This short video (https://vimeo.com/117936798) demonstrates how to download the app. If you have previously downloaded the DynaMed app via SkyScape, you can continue to use this app. 


ebrary is a provider of academic e-books for multiple disciplines. For offline reading on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, ProQuest ebooks supports the independent, highly-rated Bluefire Reader.

EBSCO Databases

EBSCO provides access to the following databases: CINAHL, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), and Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson).

Emerald Group Publishing Find, read and save content from Emerald Publishing Group on your mobile device.  
Mendeley Mendeley is a free, easy-to-use reference manager for collecting, organizing, citing and sharing research as well as an academic social network.
Micromedex Drug Information Micromedex content includes unbiased, referenced clinical decision support (CDS) for medication, diseases, alternative medicine, toxicology and the clinical teaching sections are invaluable. 
Natural Medicines Coming soon. Authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.    
NAXOS Music Library Stream music from the world's largest online classical music library.
PressReader Provides access to over 200 newspapers from more than 55 countries, displaying them in their original format and layout.  Please renew off-campus access every seven days by re-connecting to PressReader while on-campus or by going to the link in the library catalogue and re-entering your username and password.
PubMed4Hh PubMed for handhelds. Provides access to PubMed/Medline including PICO search, askMEDLINE and abstracts.

RxTx / CPS

Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) point of care prescription and drug therapy management tool.  Includes the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS).

  1. Click here for Western's RxTx username and password information. 
  2. Download the RxTx app from the App/Play store. (Do not create your own account).
  3. Accept license agreement from the “Terms of Service”. 
  4. Enter Western’s user name and password.
  5. Press the In-app update (Lower right hand side on the home screen).
  6. Wait for database to download completely (may take several minutes).

Trial access until March 31, 2017

Zotero for Mobile  Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use reference manager to help you collect, organize, and cite your research, and has unlimited sharing/collaboration (public or private).


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