Technology at Central

EBSCOhost Mobile for Android and Apple - Aug 30, 2013

Current Central College students and employees may now access many Geisler Library databases from a smartphone or tablet. The EBSCOhost Mobile* application (“app”) version is compatible with the Android and Apple operating systems. Supported devices include: Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Downloading and Authenticating EBSCOhost Mobile

  1. From your phone go to your App Store (Android or Apple) and install the EBSCOhost app.
  2. You then need to authenticate the app as a Central College student or employee.
    1. From a computer go to Geisler Library’s website and click on Databases A to Z.
    2. Click on Academic Search Premier.
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on iPhone and Android apps, at the prompt enter an email address which you can access from your device.+


+Access the email message from your device and click on the link found in the email to authenticate the app. (If you don’t access the key within 24 hours, you will have to generate another one by repeating steps 1 through 3).

Using EBSCOhost Mobile

You may choose which database(s) you would like to search from the app’s Options menu, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, PsychINFO, etc.

EBSCOhost menu 

Type your search into the search (or “find”) box. If any full text articles match your search, they will be displayed in the results. Articles are in HTML text and/or PDF image. You may also save articles and searches. Unlike the Web version of EBSCOhost, an advanced search isn’t available. However, you can combine search terms with AND, OR, and NOT.


If you have any questions about EBSCOhost Mobile or any other library resources, please contact one of the Geisler librarians. Contact information is available on our website – AskUs!

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*EBSCOhost Mobile images used with permission from EBSCO Publishing (8/19/2013)