Keeping up to Date: Apps to Stay on Top of the Medical Literature

Nicole Capdarest–Arest, Nancy R. Glassman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Clinicians, researchers, and students today are faced with the challenge of keeping up with the seemingly exponential growth of scientific literature. Health sciences libraries provide access to much of that literature in electronic format. In concert with these changes in the amount of and means of access to the scientific literature is the rise in usage of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and apps for mobile devices. Since increasing numbers of library users prefer to read library-provided content on a variety of devices, including personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, librarians should be knowledgeable about apps that search and browse for journal content provided by libraries. This column will focus on several e-journal apps including: BrowZine, Docphin, Read by QxMD, and ReadCube, as well as citation managers and publisher-specific apps. The use of these apps to promote library resources and services will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-181
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015

Fingerprint

Libraries
Literature
Equipment and Supplies
Tablets
Library Services
Mobile Applications
Librarians
Medical Libraries
technical literature
Microcomputers
Research Personnel
Students
health science
PC
Growth
librarian
literature
electronics
manager
Smartphone

Keywords

  • android
  • applications
  • e-journals
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • journals
  • mobile devices
  • reading
  • smartphones
  • tablets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Health(social science)

Cite this

Keeping up to Date : Apps to Stay on Top of the Medical Literature. / Capdarest–Arest, Nicole; Glassman, Nancy R.

In: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Vol. 12, No. 3, 03.07.2015, p. 171-181.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{def4ed87ff384c418962dbdcb9137462,
title = "Keeping up to Date: Apps to Stay on Top of the Medical Literature",
abstract = "Clinicians, researchers, and students today are faced with the challenge of keeping up with the seemingly exponential growth of scientific literature. Health sciences libraries provide access to much of that literature in electronic format. In concert with these changes in the amount of and means of access to the scientific literature is the rise in usage of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and apps for mobile devices. Since increasing numbers of library users prefer to read library-provided content on a variety of devices, including personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, librarians should be knowledgeable about apps that search and browse for journal content provided by libraries. This column will focus on several e-journal apps including: BrowZine, Docphin, Read by QxMD, and ReadCube, as well as citation managers and publisher-specific apps. The use of these apps to promote library resources and services will also be discussed.",
keywords = "android, applications, e-journals, iPad, iPhone, journals, mobile devices, reading, smartphones, tablets",
author = "Nicole Capdarest–Arest and Glassman, {Nancy R.}",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/15424065.2015.1065660",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "12",
pages = "171--181",
journal = "Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries",
issn = "1542-4065",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Keeping up to Date

T2 - Apps to Stay on Top of the Medical Literature

AU - Capdarest–Arest, Nicole

AU - Glassman, Nancy R.

PY - 2015/7/3

Y1 - 2015/7/3

N2 - Clinicians, researchers, and students today are faced with the challenge of keeping up with the seemingly exponential growth of scientific literature. Health sciences libraries provide access to much of that literature in electronic format. In concert with these changes in the amount of and means of access to the scientific literature is the rise in usage of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and apps for mobile devices. Since increasing numbers of library users prefer to read library-provided content on a variety of devices, including personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, librarians should be knowledgeable about apps that search and browse for journal content provided by libraries. This column will focus on several e-journal apps including: BrowZine, Docphin, Read by QxMD, and ReadCube, as well as citation managers and publisher-specific apps. The use of these apps to promote library resources and services will also be discussed.

AB - Clinicians, researchers, and students today are faced with the challenge of keeping up with the seemingly exponential growth of scientific literature. Health sciences libraries provide access to much of that literature in electronic format. In concert with these changes in the amount of and means of access to the scientific literature is the rise in usage of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and apps for mobile devices. Since increasing numbers of library users prefer to read library-provided content on a variety of devices, including personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, librarians should be knowledgeable about apps that search and browse for journal content provided by libraries. This column will focus on several e-journal apps including: BrowZine, Docphin, Read by QxMD, and ReadCube, as well as citation managers and publisher-specific apps. The use of these apps to promote library resources and services will also be discussed.

KW - android

KW - applications

KW - e-journals

KW - iPad

KW - iPhone

KW - journals

KW - mobile devices

KW - reading

KW - smartphones

KW - tablets

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84943180179&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84943180179&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15424065.2015.1065660

DO - 10.1080/15424065.2015.1065660

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84943180179

VL - 12

SP - 171

EP - 181

JO - Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

JF - Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

SN - 1542-4065

IS - 3

ER -