JoVE: mobile access now available

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Do you want to see how to conduct a particular Biological procedure rather than just read about it? If the answer to that is Yes then perhaps accessing our subscription to the Biology module within JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) would be of interest to you.

And to make it even more convenient to use two new mobile apps and a newly optimised version of the JoVE website have just been released enabling seamless access to content from any mobile device. You can now view JoVE videos (from the Biology module) on your iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple App Store or in Google Play.

If you are not using a mobile device you can link to JoVE from Primo as normal.

Important note: JoVE covers many topic areas however, for cost reasons, we subscribe only to articles within the Biology module (look for the articles coded B).

Susan McCourt,


Library on the move

My Account area in Primo on the Library app

My Account area in Primo

Did you know there is an app for Library, Special Collections and Museums (LSC&M) on the University’s iAberdeen app for iOS and Android smart phones?

The library app lets you search across LSC&M catalogues using our resource discovery tool, Primo. Key features include an option to login to My Account where you can view and renew your loans, view your requests for books, check for messages from the library, and view details of favourite titles saved to your personal e-Shelf.

Once logged in you are able to make an advance booking on an item from a Heavy Demand collection, recall a book out on loan to someone else, and request an item to be delivered to your home library from a remote store or library on a different campus.

We think this app offers a quick and easy way of accessing our catalogues, linking to our electronic resources, and much more – wherever you are, even when you are on the move!


For more information and barcodes to download the app to your smart phone see the University’s iAberdeen Mobile app web page. Answers to some frequently asked questions are also available online.

Windows smart phone owners can make use of a mobile version of iAberdeen.

Let us know what you think – please email

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
Library, Special Collections and Museums

HeinOnline launches new app

HeinOnline, an important legal research database, has launched an app for the iPhone and iPad.

Use the app to search the database (including by citation), view and download PDF files, browse by volume, and navigate through a volume using the table of contents. HeinOnline account/authentication is required.

More information is available online here.

Elaine Shallcross

New ebrary app launched

Ebrary’s free app for the iPad® and iPhone® is now available from the App Store®. You will be able to access the database – both online and offline, as well use an option to import your own PDF documents – outside the ebrary platform – through the app itself.

We use Shibboleth to login to ebrary, so you need to use the Facebook sign in feature to open the app on your mobile device. All you need to do is link up your personal ebrary account to your Facebook account, then you can use the ebrary mobile app by signing in with your Facebook login.

This is what you need to do to set up your Facebook login link:

  1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your ebrary account as usual
  2. Once signed in, open the My Settings link at the top-right of the ebrary screen
  3. Under Link your account to Facebook click Log In
  4. If you have a Facebook account, enter your Facebook username and password and click Log In
  5. If you don’t have a Facebook account, click Sign up for Facebook at the lower left
  6. Once you’ve successfully logged in to your Facebook account, you’ll be ready to use ebrary’s mobile app

Elaine Shallcross

Interested in using Papers with Scopus? Read on…

Do you use the Mac app Papers on your Mac computer, iPhone,  iTouch or iPad?

Members of the University can obtain the ID info needed for the Scopus database from

More information on Papers can be found at