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On the go but need to know? Use your smart phone, iPad or other mobile device  to find journal articles, save citations to your bibliography, and more. These  resources are only a thumb-click away (just please don't do research and drive).


This subject guide is intended to help you get finding mobile apps for teacing and learning at the Petroleum Institute 

Please make sure to check out the different tabs and contact your liaison if you have any questions or suggestions. You will be able to find a quick answer for the most commonly asked questions.

If you have any suggestions for additional applicable resources, please contact your librarian through contact information listed on the right. Also, feel free to contact our library staff with any questions regarding resources or research.

We hope you will find this guide useful for learning and studying.

Have a successful research journey!

New and Featured Apps

New and Featured: ACS Mobile

ACS Logoapp for iPhoneapp for Android

The ACS (American Chemical Society) has updated their app for  iOS and Android. And it's now free.  This app allows you to search, read, and save articles from almost 40 ACS research journals. Some of the new features include:



  • Automatic saving of abstracts for offline reading
  • A "Latest News" feed from Chemical & Engineering News Online
  • Interface to full-text article access (via UofA wireless or Library Virtual Private Networks)
  • Caching of full-text article PDFs for 48 hours to read offline
  • Sharing of links and snippets via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other options

To access our subscribed content, you will need to be connected to the campus wireless network or the  library VPN

Download ACS Mobile at the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

More about ACS Mobile

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What Is An App

An app is a software application, a specific program that can be used on mobile devices.

Apps vary depending on your device and the operating system on your device. For example, there are iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps. Online software stores such as the Apple App Store or Android Market have been developed to allow users to browse and download available applications, some which are freely available, others that can be purchased.

Further Readings

Best Research App


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But what's the best mobile research app of all?

It's your KU librarians, of course!

Remember that you can call us, email us, or see us in person for any research help:


Librarians are also available to help you through our AskUS chat service or by phone (please see boxes below).

AskUs -- Library Chat Service

Need Help?

If you need additional help feel free to contact the Library staff by phone:


+971 (2) 312-4604 Main Campus Library

+971 (2) 312-3160 Habshan Library