Library goes mobile with new application

The Robert B. Greenblatt Library now fits in your pocket. The department has launched a new web-based platform, Mobile Library, for hand-held devices.

Mobile Library provides access to a variety of databases, library services and current news reachable on multiple platforms, including Apple, Droid and Blackberry.

“More and more libraries are using mobile and web-based tools to connect to their users because this is the technology they use,” said David King, Interim Director of Libraries.

The database search links to the major health science databases including PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and MICROMEDEX. UpToDate is also available, but only on campus. Also included are two eBook collections, AccessMedicine
and STAT!Ref. The library’s chat service is available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those who need a quick answer to a short question. And Mobile Library also connects to recent health news, the library RSS feed and Mobile GHSU.

“We tap into news feeds from some of the largest providers around the world, along with news from the library,” King said. “More importantly, it’s also designed to assist in the clinical setting. Having the most up-to-date research and resources at your fingertips, wherever you are, can immediately impact patient care.”

A clinician can use these point of care tools for clinical decision-making and a student can research the topic of a lecture as it occurs.

Mobile Library will grow as resources become available. For more information, call 706-721-3441 or visit lib.georgiahealth.edu/m.

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