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Research Services: Apps and Other Research Media

KU Libraries supports researchers by providing high quality services and sources of information, including books (E and print), e-journals and databases. In addition, there are librarians to help and support researchers and students.

General Engineering Research Apps

These apps are freely available. Some provide the option to access full-text content that is available through the Petroleum Library subscriptions. Click on the information icon next to the links for instruction



EBSCO Host searching tutorials

Research Apps

Research Highlights

By Elsevier Inc.


Research Highlights is a FREE to download app which supports users in their key task of keeping current with newly-published research.
It enables this task to be performed across over 20,000 journals from all major publishers.
Users can define their article feed by:
1. Following all peer-reviewed articles matching the keyword(s) that are most relevant to them and/or
2. Following one or more of over 20,000 journals from all major publishers and/or
3. Following one or more author(s)



By American Institute of Physics

iResearch was created to allow the user to read AIP article content offline and store articles locally. The application caches all content that it receives, and does require a wireless or wifi connection to obtain the content initially and to subsequently update that content. When you have navigated through the journals and are ready to download an article you may access them via your individual subscription, an institutional subscription (via IP authentication) or by using a pay per view account.  If you like an article save it locally to your iPhone or iPod touch.

Log on to your institutions wifi network and open the iResearch app.  Navigate through the journals and select the articles you are interested in.  If your institution has access to the article the PDF will be displayed on the screen.  If you wish to save the article for reading or research later click the "Save Locally" button.  Now the PDF is saved locally on your Apple device and may be read at any time without needing a wireless or wifi connection.

Operations Research and Management Science

By Wiley Publishing

The Wiley-Blackwell OR&MS App offers users the latest and most cutting edge research in Operations Research and Management Science (OR&MS) to help professionals achieve their goals more quickly and easily. The App features: • the latest content from high impact factor journals • free encyclopedia articles from the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science • information from Frommers about Charlotte, NC  for attendees of the INFORMS 2011 conference • the most recently published must-have books available in OR&MS Whether it is offering content from the 5.8 impact rated Journal of Supply Chain Management  or to providing professionals with the most comprehensive coverage from the first multi-volume reference in OR&MS, Wiley-Blackwell sets the gold standard. Email for any questions about the app.



By ForeMinds® by Bottosso Ltd.

The ArticleSearch© App by ForeMinds™ is a must-have, FREE App for any Higher Education student. It enables you to perform simultaneous searches across multiple sources, for easy access and instant results using your iPhone, iPod-touch or iPad!
Browse scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and more academic publications. Gone are the days of having to perform numerous searches across different sites - not only taking up valuable working time, but also being incredibly tedious. Gain reassurance that you’ve covered all resources on your subject.



By Third Iron, LLC


Use BrowZine to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from your university or college library, or through Open Access publishers, covering all disciplines.

With BrowZine you can:
• Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
• Easily view table of contents of current past journals
• Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
• Save articles to Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox, and other services
• Share with other researchers by posting to Facebook, Twitter and more



By Sangita Parande


Research information papers for schools and colleges quickly. Enter the area of research and the application will displays the latest news, videos, scholarly reports, wiki data and related books on Science, Engineering, Technology, Astronomy, Math, Business and Religions of the world. Learn from reports submitted by your peers on diverse educational topics such as life sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, algebra, geometry, business management, computers, networking, world religions and any other topics of interest.