Friday, November 2, 2012

EBSCOhost Mobile

Automatic Mobile Access (for any mobile device)

EBSCOhost Mobile’s new smart technology auto-detects when an user is visiting from a mobile device and auto-directs the user to the same database in a clean, frameless search environment that is much easier to work with on the small screen. (Off campus, you will need to log in with your MyCBC ID and PIN. )

EBSCOhost App (for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android Phones)

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch or an Android Phone - there's an EBSCOhost app for that. The advantage of using the app as opposed to using the mobile site is that you can get an authentication key and don't need to log in (when off campus) every time with the CBC Library Database password for 9 month. The tradeoff is that you will have to spend the time to download the app first and get the authentication key following the steps below: 

Step 1: Log in to the CBC EbscoHost website using either the mobile site with your mobile device or regular EBSCOhost with a desktop computer

Step 2:  Click on the link at the bottom of the screen that says 'EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Application'

Step 3: Enter your email address (this must be accessible from your iPhone/Android Phone) to send yourself an email with a link to the app store and an authentication key.

Step 4: From your device, access the email account used in the previous step.

Step 5:  Download the app (If you haven’t already).

Step 6:  Tap the “authentication key” link in your email, which will authorize your device for use with CBC’s EbscoHost databases for 9 months before you'll need to acquire a new key.

They have a help page if you have any difficulties.

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