Courtney Reese ’15

Major: Marketing
Hometown:Cleveland, Ohio

I chose to attend Mount Union because of the small class sizes and the one-on-one attention students receive from professors. At the University, you aren’t just a number. Professors really care about you and your progress in and outside of the classroom. They also are really approachable and personable.

Apps for Library Fun

iPad, iPhone, and Android

Reference

  • BNA Quick Tax Reference- Bloomberg BNA's handy Quick Tax Reference Guide gives you access to tax rates and schedules within a few clicks.
  • IMDb- Find show times, watch trailers, browse photos, track your must-see list, and rate your favorite movies and TV shows! IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV, and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia, and much more.
  • MyCongress- MyCongress is a portal to detailed information about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. Track their news, video and Twitter feeds. Look up their official Open Congress profile or contact them directly. MyCongress helps you get in touch with your government.
  • Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary- Finally, a legal dictionary for the 21st Century. As the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses, Nolo now offers students, accountants, paralegals, and everyone whose work or life is touched by the law, a complete and up-to-date legal dictionary—designed for the palm of your hand.
  • Thesaurus- Retrieve the synonym for every word. If available you will get antonyms, related terms, similar words and user suggestions, too. Tap one of the results to start a quick new search for that term. It keeps a history list of your search terms as well.
  • World Factbook 2011- The World Factbook is a reliable and extremely popular source of information on all the nations of the world. It provides up-to-date, valuable data for more than 250 countries and territories in a concise, well-organized format whenever and wherever you want.

Reading and Annotating

  • Kindle- Gives users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines textbooks and PDFs.
  • Bluefire- Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With Bluefire Reader you can read EPUB and PDF eBooks from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world.
  • PDF Reader Pro- PDF Pro is a file viewing app that gets your work done on the go!
  • MobileRSS Free-Allows you to manage your RSS feeds in Google Reader.

Research

  • AccessMyLibrary- There’s deep knowledge nearby – knowledge for life and learning – when you locate and unlock the rich, relevant resources of your public library.
  • Article Search Pro- With Article Search Pro, you can search and find any papers published on your iPhone/iPad, whenever you need information. You may send retrieved records via email, store them in Evernote, share them with friends via Facebook or Twitter, as well as Mendeley.
  • The CIA World Factbook-The CIA World Factbook contains facts, information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for about 250 world countries for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. All data are offline, no Internet connection required.
  • EBSCOhost-Mobile version of the EBSCO database.
  • WorldCat- Search 10,000+ WorldCat libraries all at once for books, music, videos and more in a library near you.
  • Gale AccessMyLibrary College Edition App- Access your library — even when you're not on campus! 
It's as simple as using the AccessMyLibrary College Edition mobile app from Gale, a world-leading publisher of reference information.
  • Google Search- search the web faster and easier.

Studying and Note Taking

  • Chemistry Formulas- This application can provide every possible formula.
  • Evernote- Note taking app. One cool feature is that it allows you to highlight your PDF files. You can also sync it between your phone and PC.
  • iflipr-Flashcard app.
  • Gflash- A robust platform for creating, downloading, and manipulation flashcards in every subject under the sun.
  • GMat Practice Quiz- Hundreds of GMAT practice questions from Veritas Prep, the global leader in GMAT preparation and admissions consulting.
  • Wolfram Alpha-A computing app that allows you to ask questions. Ex: "What is 4% APR on $400,000 over 30 years?"

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creation

  • Documents To Go
    • • VIEW/EDIT/CREATE Word & Excel files (Office 2007/2008/2010)
      • VIEW PowerPoint, PDF, iWork, Text, .RTF, and more!
      • iPad/iPhone 4/iOS 4: Send & receive attached supported documents using the built-in Mail app
  • Dropbox- Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.
  • Elements 2- Dropbox text editor- Elements is a dedicated Markdown and Dropbox powered text editor for iOS. Elements allows you to view, edit and share plain text documents on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Nebulous Notes- Backs up and syncs to Dropbox.
  • Numbers- The most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device.
  • Pages- Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.

Misc

  • Adblock Plus- Adblock Plus introduces the Acceptable Ads initiative: Support websites that rely on advertising but choose to do it in a non-intrusive way.
  • Allrecipes- Get dinner on the table with less fuss and more fun! The new and improved Allrecipes Dinner Spinner gives you instant access to Allrecipes’ amazing collection of member-shared recipes, photos, ratings and reviews from a community of more than 30 million home cooks.
  • Amazon Mobile- Shop millions of products wherever you go. Browse, search, get product details, and read reviews on millions of products available from Amazon.com and other merchants. Take advantage of 1-Click ordering, Prime member support, Subscribe & Save, Wish Lists, order tracking, and more!
  • American Red Cross First Aid- The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
  • Bloomberg- Get comprehensive access to global business and finance news, market data and portfolio tracking tools from the world's most trusted source. Personalize the information that matters to you most and access it instantly.
  • City Guides by National Geographic- Explore the best of four of the world's most vibrant cities—London, Paris, Rome, and New York—with City Guides by National Geographic. Included free with each city are local tips, current weather, fun facts, and a selection of iconic photos. Purchase the complete guides for the richest travel experience: curated point-by-point walks, customizable itineraries, city secrets, stunning photo galleries, and much more.
  • Health Hotlines- Health Hotlines is a directory of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is derived from DIRLINE, the National Library of Medicine's Directory of Information Resources Online. This database contains descriptions of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources.
  • iTunes U- The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools.
  • Job Search- Find jobs using Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs. In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. From search to apply, Indeed’s Job Search app helps you through the entire process of finding a new job.
  • JotNot Scanner-Allows you to use your iPhone/iPad camera as a scanner.
  • Khan Academy- Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Our iOS app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos and articles. We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, and finance.
  • Lawyers.com- Need to find a lawyer fast? Looking for ratings and reviews on lawyers in your area? Turn to the iPhone App for Lawyers.com. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the world's leading source of information for the legal profession for more than 140 years, powers the app. Tap into this comprehensive resource of more than 1,000,000 lawyers and law firms from 160 countries and easily find the lawyer for your needs.
  • Mango Languages- Ready to start a conversation? With Mango Languages’ Library Edition App you can get free access to over 40 foreign language courses and 15 English courses taught in the user’s native language.
  • Neoreader: QR code scanner- NeoReader is a universal barcode scanning application that transforms your mobile phone into a barcode scanner and allows you to access mobile content by scanning codes from print ads, publication, packaging, and more.
  • PI83- Graphing calculator- PigLit’s PI83 Graphing Calculator is a paid application for the iPhone mobile device that was created to supplant the TI83 graphing calculator by Texas Instruments.
  • Skyfire- View flash videos on your iPad.
  • Skype- Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. Join the millions of people using Skype today to stay in touch with the people who matter most. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.
  • TED- Presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people.
  • Total Recall-A mindmapping app that is useful for brainstorming.
  • Wi-Fi Finder- Find over 650,000 locations in 144 countries worldwide!
  • YP Yellow Pages- Find over 20 million local business listings, including restaurants, movies, auto shops, hotels, even find cheap gas. Plus, save your favorite go-to businesses to My Book so you never have to search for them again. YP – it’s the even-more-powerful-so-you-can-do-anything, Yellow Pages.

Collaborating and Communicating

  • Cinch- Browser-based recording via you mobile device, allows you to broadcast from anywhere, anytime.
  • Wordpress-moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease.

Presenting

  • Keynote- Make slides, use VGA to connect your iPad to your projector.

Citation Software

  • EasyBib- Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.
  • iSource MLA-Following the MLA format, iSource takes care of everything you need to create, save, and share bibliography entries.
  • Mendeley- Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Organizing

  • Outliner- CarbonFin Outliner allows you to organize your thoughts, tasks, and projects. Easily create a to do list for today, or track an entire project anywhere you are.
  • Print n Share- Print to ALL printers (Not just AirPrint Printers). Print direct to most WiFi/Wireless printers without extra software.
  • Printer Pro- Print attachments, documents, web pages and more right from the iPad on any Wi-Fi or USB printer. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY - just download free Printer Pro Lite to check how our application works with your printer.
  • Remember the Milk-Useful app for creating to do lists.
  • Things- Task manager.

iPad Specific

Researching

  • DuoBrowser- Browse 2 websites at the same time on one screen.
  • PubGet- Delivers PubMed and full text journal articles straight to your iPad!

Studying and Note Taking

  • Art Set- An alternative to complex and mechanical like paint apps.
  • DukePen- A professional hand writing notes app that brings back the charm and benefits of using stationery pens and paper to working with notes on your iPad.
  • Ghostwriter- Allows you to take notes, collect and store information, and take it with you wherever you go.
  • Notes Plus- Note taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording.
  • Penultimate- Allows you to take notes by hand.
  • SmartNote- A way to take organized notes on the go.
  • SoundNote- Note taking that tracks what you type and draw while recoding audio, so you’ll never worry about missing an important detail.

Misc

  • Graphing Calculator HD- Turns your iPad into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator.
  • MyCampus- MyCampus is the easiest way for college students to sell their textbooks, furniture and more to interested students nearby and to buy what they are looking for.

Reading and Annotating

  • Diigo- All-purpose digital library.
  • Highlighter- A fluorescent pen that allows you to draw colorful and wonderful pictures as you please.
  • iAnnotate- PDF annotating app.
  • Neu.Annotate- Annotate PDF documents with drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps.
  • PDF/Notes- Utilize PDF notes to manage all the pdf files on your iPad.
  • Textbooks– Kno, Inc. delivers an amazing reading experience with over 70 cutting edge features that work seamlessly with your textbooks and PDFs.          
  • Upad- Note taking + PDF reader and annotaking and photo editing.

Collaborating and Communicating

  • iTalk Lite- Create a podcast.
  • Stitcher Radio- Listen on demand to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your Android phone or tablet. Discover interesting episodes and amazing listening from over 25,000 shows. Change the way you listen to radio.

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creation

  • QuickOffice- A powerful office editing suite, PDF viewer, and file manager that works seamlessly with your email attachments, local files, and cloud storage accounts anytime, anywhere online and offline.

iPhone Only

  • Goal Tender- A way to create, organize and update your goals while keeping on track!
  • JotNot Scanner- Allows you to take pictures or scan your documents to ensure that you don’t lose them.

Android Specific

Collaborating and Communicating

  • Blogaway-A simple blogger client for your Android phone. Blogging on the go
  • Stitcher Radio- Listen on demand to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your Android phone or tablet. Discover interesting episodes and amazing listening from over 25,000 shows. Change the way you listen to radio.
  • ShareYourBoard-Enables you to take quality pictures of a whiteboard and share it.

Studying and Note Taking

  • GO Keyboard- GO Keyboard has been well designed to help speeding up typing while reduce accidental typing errors efficiently. It supports 60+ languages with various localized input methods.
  • Merck PTE HD- The Merck periodic table of the elements app provides detailed information, state-of-the-art functions and an appealing presentation. It offers high-school and university students as well as teachers or professors the opportunity to learn more about the chemical elements - from classification to element features to their history of discovery.
  • Recordoid-Voice recorder, example: record a lecture.
  • Simple Note- Simple Note is an application that allows you to easily add/modify/delete notes.
  • StudyDroid-Allows you to create flashcards. You can also sync it between the Web and your mobile device.
  • Swiftkey X- More refined autotext.

Organizing

  • Aapi SMS Scheduler- Aapi SMS Scheduler is a useful app for sending SMS for birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, daily quotes, daily jokes, task planning, marketing, and reminders.
  • ANY.DO- (free) Never be late with this useful task-list app.

Citation Software and Tools

  • EasyBib- Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book with the EasyBib Android app. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.
  • Droideley- An unofficial Mendeley app for android.
  • Scanner for Zotero- Add books to your Zotero library by scanning an ISBN barcode on any book.

Reading and Annotating

  • Kindle- Gives users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines textbooks and PDFs.
  • Bluefire- Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your Android phone or tablet (version 2.2 and higher). With Bluefire Reader you can read ePub and PDF books from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world.

Presenting

Misc.

  • Adblock Plus- Adblock Plus introduces the Acceptable Ads initiative: Support websites that rely on advertising but choose to do it in a non-intrusive way.
  • Android for Academics- A source for applications found on the android market, including apps such as: Grade Book for professors, Attendance, and Grade Chart to keep track of your own progress in classes.
  • Bloomberg- Get business/finance news, market data and stock tracking tools from the most trusted source financial professionals around the world rely upon. Get comprehensive news coverage along with easy-to-understand charts and graphs that illustrate the impact of important business trends and issues.
  • BNA Quick Tax Reference- Bloomberg BNA's handy Quick Tax Reference Guide gives you access to US tax rates and schedules within a few clicks.
  • City Guides Catalog- Are you a world traveler? Get this FREE City Guides Catalog, a personal advisor in your pocket which helps you plan and have the perfect trip. With the TripAdvisor City Guides Catalog, you can easily download any City Guide from Google Play or quickly open any City Guide you already have installed on your phone.
  • GPA Calc- GPA Calculator helps students easily calculate their current or overall Grade Point Average.
  • Job Search- Find jobs using Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs. In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. From search to apply, Job Search app helps you through the entire process of finding a new job.
  • Khan Academy (KhAndroid)- KhAndroid is a fully accessible Android application that enables its users to view Khan Academy's wonderful library of more than 2,200 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube. Topics covered include math, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created in 2006, by Salman Khan, with the mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. All of Khan Academy's resources are available to anyone.
  • Neoreader - QR code scanner
  • Wi-Fi Finder- Never worry again about not finding a Wi-Fi internet connection. Wi-Fi Finder is simply the best app for finding free or paid public Wi-Fi hotspots online or offline—perfect for Skype users on the go! Scan for Wi-Fi hotspots around you and search for public Wi-Fi anywhere in the world.
  • Ustream- Stream talks/discussions.
  • YP Yellow Pages- Find over 20 million local business listings, including restaurants, movies, auto shops, hotels, even find cheap gas. Plus, save your favorite go-to businesses to My Book so you never have to search for them again. YP – it’s the even-more-powerful-so-you-can-do-anything, Yellow Pages.
    • Expense Tracking

Researching

  • Article Search Pro- With Article Search Pro, you can search and find any papers published on your android, whenever you need information. You may send retrieved records via email, store them in Evernote, share them with friends via Facebook or Twitter, as well as Mendeley.
  • Pubmed Mobile- Search PubMed database with over 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals.
    • Keyword search with options
    • Save search query
    • Save citations
    • Email citations
    • View abstract
    • Link to full article if available
    • Post a comment for an article to public
    • Write a note to yourself
    • View public comments for an article
  • Scan2PDF-Allows you to take a picture of an article, doc, etc. and converts it into a PDF file you can email.
    • Idea: Create PDFs of journal articles/archives

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creating

Google Gadgets

  • CiteULike + Google Scholar-Search academic papers posted to CiteULike. Now there is a citation tracking feature (linked with Google Scholar) that shows the citations of each paper.
  • GoogleDocs- View your active Google documents.
  • Google Calendar- Calendar lets you manage events both online and offline. Thanks to the unique interface you can move events simply with Drag & Drop, navigate quickly between dates, change event time, repeat schedule and reminders rapidly with custom keyboards.
  • Google Currents- (free) Similar to flipboard this app allows you to view news sources in a single magazine format. This can be useful if you are doing research on a current topic, etc.
  • Google Maps- The newly designed Google Maps app for Android phones and tablets makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.
  • Google Reader- View your Google Reader items and read any RSS or Atom feed.
  • Google Scholar Citation Counter- Enables users to search for the total number of citations of authors.
  • Google Translate- Break through language barriers with Google Translate. Translate between 80 languages, converse naturally and let Google translate, speak, type, write, or take a picture to translate, and translate offline while traveling. No internet connection needed. Save your translations and access from any device.
  • Google Voice- Make cheap international calls with your Google number. Send free text messages. Place calls and send text messages showing your Google number.
  • MyListy-Listy provides a simple way to manage your List of Things To Do.

Mobile Sites (Usable on iPad or any smart mobile device)

  • LexisNexis Academic- With this online academic research database, college faculty and students can find the critical news, legal and business information they need. Researchers can quickly and easily search full-text documents from over 15,000 credible sources of information and pinpoint relevant information for a wide range of academic research projects.
  • PubMed- Search PubMed database with over 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals.
  • SciFinder Mobile- Access the preferred research tool through your smartphone! 
  • Use your smartphone to access your favorite SciFinder features anytime, anyplace.
  • Explore by Research Topic
  • Explore by Substance ID
  • Explore by Author Name
  • Explore by Company Name
  • Find references to published research for a topic of interest, information on a substance of interest, including nomenclature, molecular formula and properties, and references to published research from a scientist or company of interest

Tools and Ideas

  • Annotate and provide feedback on Google Reader.
    • Note
    • Highlight
    • Markup
    • Draw
  • Faculty: Download student work from your email, turn it in as a PDF, upload it in Dropbox, access it via your iPad/iPhone/android.

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