This week I sat down with Judith Currano, Head of the Chemistry Library, and we took an even closer look at the apps on Android, iPod Touch and iPad.
RSC Mobile (iOS|Android) provides access to all RSC journals. Search them all, follow a select subset, and read abstracts for free, from anywhere. To gain complete access – full text articles in PDF or HTML format – you’ll need to be signed in to AirPennNet. I found this out the hard way using my Android phone, signed into my mobile carrier’s service. Once I switched to Penn’s wireless network, I could download and read to my heart’s content.
This access model to journal content on mobile devices is common. The app is free, searching is free, browsing abstracts is free, but the publisher needs to know you’re a paid subscriber (via Penn) to provide you with full access.
-photo courtesy of David Toccafondi