Favorite Research Apps

Research Apps

Many library resources are also available via a downloadable app in the iTunes store as well as on Blackberry App World and the Android Market. The following are recommended apps for the iPhone/iPad. Most are free, but some have a cost that is listed.

You can also find more subject specific apps by looking at the Related Links box.

Library-specific Resources

Access My Library
Select Dowling College as your school and gain full access to Gale subscription databases for one year. After registering your Dowling email, use the password dowling_main to begin using the databases.

College Resources

Blackboard Mobile Learning
Access your classes through this mobile interface. Select Dowling College as your school, and login as usual.
Kno Textbooks
Register this app and then make in-app purchases of textbooks. Currently offering over 70,000 textbooks, Kno allows you to organize textbooks by term or by course. As with any print textbook, you can highlight, jump between pages, add annotations directly to the page, and “fold corners.” Kno also has the ability to quiz you on diagrams within the book. The app is free, the textbooks are not.

Online Doc Storage

Forgot to bring a flash drive? Use Dropbox to sync and share files between Macs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Reference (Quick Look-up)

Free application that is both a dictionary and a thesaurus.
History: Maps of the World
This app provides high-resolution maps of the world from the 4th to the 20th centuries. Features include category/era views and keyword search.
Suffolk Mobile Library
If you’re a Suffolk County resident, this app lets you search the Suffolk County public libraries.
A great reference resource for looking up factual information, doing mathematical conversions, comparing chemical compounds, comparing film or book publishing data, statistics, demographics, and more. This app costs $4.99.

Time Management

At $2.99, this app seems like a reasonable price for the ability to organize your life as a student. Use iStudiez to organize your schedule, your homework, track your grades and more. Once the info is input, it will give you a daily reminder to keep you on track.