Doherty Library Goes Mobile

No, Doherty Library is not moving anywhere. However, some of our resources are now available through cell phones and other mobile devices.

Our first resource to go mobile was the Reference Desk. Students and faculty are able to send questions to the reference librarians via text. All you have to do is send a message beginning with askust to 66746. After sending the initial message, you do not have to include the askust on any subsequent messages. Librarians will answer text questions as soon as possible. We are on duty at the desk M-Th 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 1pm-9pm. Text questions left after these hours will be answered as soon as possible the next morning.

Another resource available via mobile devices is our collection of EBSCO databases. This collection includes such important databases as Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, Catholic Literature and Periodical Index, MLA International Bibliography, Philosopher’s Index, and PsychInfo and PsychArticles. Most of the major search capabilities are still available on the trimmed down mobile version. Pdf full-text articles are accessible through mobile devices when available in the database. The EBSCO mobile site can be accessed from the library’s main page.

Our research guides, found on the main library page, are available in a mobile format as well. First you must select the specific research guide you want and then click on the print/mobile guide icon found at the top of the page.

Finally, RefWorks, also has a mobile version which can be found on the library homepage. In order to log into RefWorks mobile, you will need the UST group code. New RefWorks users received the group code in an email when they created their accounts. Contact the Reference Desk (by phone or by text) if you don’t know the school’s group code.

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