The Media Maven is back with some more apps for you to explore.
The EBSCOhost app includes access to the databases that make up EBSCOhost. A list of the included sources from our Research Resources webpage follows:
Academic and Professional Journal Databases
Academic Search Premier
Biography Reference Bank
Business Source Premier
Consumer Health Complete
EBSCOhost ebooks Collection (only shows records, not actual ebooks)
EBSCOhost MasterFile Premier
EBSCOhost Newspaper Source
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Regional Business News
Science Reference Center
EBSCOhost is available on both Apple and Android devices. To download for Apple go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebscohost/id433269587?mt=8 and to download for Android go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebsco.ehost.
Before you can access EBSCOhost, you need to get a key emailed to you, in an email accessible by your mobile device. “To use the EBSCOhost app, access EBSCOhost as you typically would via your library website. Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page to email yourself the key to the app.” Click on the link inside the email from your mobile device to authenticate EBSCOhost on that device.
There are Zinio apps available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 tablets for ease of use with those mobile devices. We offer 79 popular titles. Each title allows unlimited multiple users.
To download for Apple, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zinio-magazine-newsstand-reader/id364297166?mt=8, to download for Android, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zinio.mobile.android.reader, to download for Windows 8 go to http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/zinio/790e1b04-01f7-4c06-a0d6-07d8501b53b6, to download for desktop reader on a computer, go to http://www.zinio.com/www/apps/desktop.jsp, and to download for Kindle Fire go to http://imgs.zinio.com/faq/kindlefire.html and follow the instructions there.
For detailed instructions on how to create accounts, sign in, and check out and read magazines, go to http://www.westlakelibrary.org/files/ziniobrochure.pdf.
Freegal provides downloadable music from Sony Music Entertainment, and includes music from labels like Arista, RCA and Columbia. You can download three mp3 songs per week (starting each Monday). Freegal is available on the computer or on your mobile device, though it is easier to download the song to your regular mobile music player if you use the computer.
For computer use, see http://www.westlakelibrary.org/?q=downloadables.
Freegal is available for both Apple and Android devices. To download for Apple, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freegal-music/id508036345?mt=8 and to download for Android, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.libraryideas.freegalmusic.
Music downloaded via the app will stay in the app unless you go through further steps to move it. This PDF will tell you how.
The Media Maven hopes you are making good use of these and the other apps our library has to offer. Stay tuned for the next version of It’s All About Apps.