Want to access full-text scientific articles from one of the world’s largest scientific, technical, and medical information providers, but not near a computer? You can now access Elsevier ScienceDirect content on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with a new free app available in iTunes. The only thing you need to get started is to register on ScienceDirect.com. You will have to do this while on campus, but after that you will be able to use the application anywhere. As part of the registration process you will need to create a username and password (different from your Northeastern username and password) and provide Elsevier with your Northeastern email address. Your Northeastern email address is used to verify that you are a member of the Northeastern community. Try it out and let us know what you think, either here or in the comments!
IEEE has just launched their new IEEE Xplore MobileBeta. With this service, anyone can search articles in the IEEE Xplore digital library from any Web-enabled phone. IEEE is looking for opinions on the site and ideas on how to improve it. Go to http://m.ieeexplore.ieee.org to start searching on any internet-enabled mobile device, try the new site, and send feedback via the link at the bottom of the mobile Web page. You can email the article link to yourself for future viewing of the full-text, or read the abstracts right on your phone. Using the IEEE Xplore® Mobile Beta, you can do a basic search, display the top 10 results by relevancy, and view abstracts and citations. To view the full-text of an article, the user can email the link to any email address and then view the article directly from the main IEEE Xplore Web site when they are on their personal computer. All Northeastern students, faculty and staff have access to the IEEE Xplore Library. IEEE Xplore Mobile is viewable on all Web-enabled mobile devices. It has been optimized for newer mobile devices (i.e., Apple iPhone, Blackberry Storm). When using older mobile devices (i.e., Blackberry 8360, Blackberry Curve), you may be able to choose “Internet Browser” as your default browser in your device’s options for optimal viewing. Try it out and let IEEE know what you think.