Library Databases & Resources

Many of the databases to which the library subscribes are either mobile friendly or have apps for mobile devices. The table below lists a selection of databases that either have a mobile-friendly interface or can be used with a mobile application.

Database or Resource

Mobile-Friendly Interface or Mobile Site

Mobile App (for both iOS & Android unless noted)

EBSCO: Ebsco includes popular database such as Academic Search Premier, Historical Abstracts, RILM, and many more. Mobile-Friendly Yes*
ARTstor Mobile-Friendly No
Alexander Street Press Audio and Video Resources: Includes Music Online, Smithsonian Global SoundAudio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, and VAST: Academic Video Online Mobile-Friendly. Also has a great option to send files and playlists to a mobile device (learn more). No
BioOne Mobile-Friendly No
JSTOR Mobile-Friendly No
Naxos Music Library None Yes*
MetOpera On Demand Mobile-Friendly No (access with the MetOpera app is not available with an institutional subscription)
Gale Academic OneFile Mobile-Friendly Yes with the Access My Library (AML) app.
Web of Science: Includes Medline, Web of Science Core Collection, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and more. Mobile-Friendly No
SciFinder Mobile Site* No
ProQuest: Includes PsycInfoGeoRef, Worldwide Political Science Abstractsand more. Mobile-Friendly No
RefWorks Mobile Site* No

*Important tip: Some mobile sites or apps require you to first make a user account or request access in the full desktop version of the database.

Additional Resources

Here are some useful mobile resources for searching and research.

  • HathiTrust Mobile: Contains millions of digitized books and serials from research institutions around the world.
  • WorldCat mobile: Search the collections of libraries all over the world with one search.
  • Wolfram|Alpha: Computational search engine for when you want to know things like the number of miles from the Earth to the Sun. An app is available for a cost for multiple mobile devices.
  • Library of Congress mobile apps: A selection of the Library of Congress' digital collections and exhibits are available as mobile apps.

Librarians' Favorite Apps

Here's a list of our reference librarians' favorite apps for productivity, learning, and fun.

  • Evernote: A note-taking app that can be used with many mobile devices as well as a browser.
  • Penultimate: Note-taking for those who prefer to take notes with a stylus.
  • iAnnotate: View and make notes on PDFs.
  • Cloud Print (Android)/ PrintCentral Pro (iOS): Use either of these with Cloud Print enabled in a desktop Chrome browser to be able to print from your tablet.
  • CamScanner: Use your device's camera as a document scanner.
  • Dropbox: Upload documents to a central place to save space and be able to easily access and share them.


The Mudd library has access to Ebsco eBooks that can be read on a variety of mobile devices. To use these books, it is necessary to make an Ebsco account and download the Bluefire reader app to your device. See our books page for more information on accessing the collections.