Category Archives: Apps

The Latest News

I love, love, love my iPhone 3GS. I also love news. So it won’t be a surprise when I mention that in addition to my Facebook, Twitter, and Mobile RSS apps, I also have several apps for news, including: New … Continue reading

Helpful Apps from the Government

Here’s a great offer: free apps to help you, from the U.S. government. Its website,, now offers free apps for a wide variety of uses. Here are some examples that could help in these “back to school” days: My … Continue reading

Scopus by Phone

Scopus is a huge database for searching journal articles, conference papers, book series, and websites, primarily in the sciences, engineering, and medicine. Its best coverage is from 1996+, but there are also vast listings before then, some back to 1823.  Scopus Alerts (Lite) is the app; … Continue reading

QR Codes and the DC Regional Library Resource Centers

What is a QR Code? You have probably already seen a QR code and didn’t realize what it was. A QR Code, short for Quick Response, is a square shaped, two-dimensional bar code that can contain any combination of alphanumeric … Continue reading

Featured app: RedLaser

For those who appreciated our earlier posts on barcode scanning and WorldCat apps, take note of the RedLaser app. Scan a barcode on a book, and RedLaser will use WorldCat data to let you know which nearby libraries have a … Continue reading

Featured app: Liebert Mobile

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. has launched a new application called Liebert Mobile iPhone App, available for download from Apple’s App Store and iTunes. The Liebert app showcases some of the latest news, resources, press releases, and research in the fields … Continue reading

Physics by Phone

arXiv is the open server for e-prints in physics, math, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics. Do you need to check what’s new every day? Of course you do, and here are the three iPhone apps for using … Continue reading

Featured app: WorldCat for various devices

Those of you who like to cast a wide net with your research are likely familiar with WorldCat, the merged catalog of thousands of libraries that now lists 1.5 billion items. We’re pleased to let you know you can now … Continue reading

Featured app: pic2shop barcode reader

Have you ever happened upon a book in a store and wondered if you could get it for free at your library? Now, with an iPhone and the free pic2shop app, you can scan a book’s barcode and find which … Continue reading

Featured App: Naxos Music Library App

We’re pleased to alert you to the Naxos Music Library App for iPhone and iPod Touch. With access to more than 40,570 CDs and more than 581,000 tracks in genres as diverse as classical, jazz, blues, spoken word, and more, … Continue reading