Collecting your readings onto your mobile device saves on the amount of printing you need to do, and lets you access the readings anywhere, even when you are offline.
Some of the many methods you can use to collect documents onto your mobile device include:
The easiest way to collect readings onto your mobile device is to use the browser program to access readings in PDF format and download them directly. This requires your device to be connected to the internet.
Then use the "Open In" option to save the reading to your storage or annotation app.
Free online cloud storage services allow you to store your documents online, and access them from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
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The two largest eBook Collections available from the Library, EBL and ebrary, can be read online using a web browser or downloaded and read using the Bluefire Reader app is available for iOS and Android based mobile devices.
Instructions for use
Note: some eBooks from the CSU Library collections can only be accessed for a limited period after downloading, typically 1-7 days. After this time you will need to download the book again. There is no limit to the number of times you can download a particular eBook.
For more information on the various eBook collections the Library subscribes to, see our eBook Collections page.
The online module or study guide is designed to be an interactive presentation to guide you through the subject.
However, if you wish to create a PDF document from the study guide to save on your mobile device:
Many interactive elements could be lost or may no longer function if played on a mobile device.
Specifically created to manage your academic reading material, EndNote Web and Mendeley both allow you to back up and sync your documents between your computer and mobile device, and access your research from anywhere.
iOS devices only:
EndNote assistance is available from the CSU Library staff.