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This list offers a look at some of the top apps for students, faculty, and researchers. It covers a variety of mobile apps for research, reference management, and other essential tools for studying and publishing on the go.

Research

AccessMyLibrary College EditionAccessMyLibrary College Edition

Provides access to a variety of Gale databases such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Resource Center, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, and more. Free.
iOS  Android
ACS MobileACS Mobile

Provides access to abstracts of publications from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Free.
iOS  Android
arXivarXiv

Search and browse e-prints in physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics. Free.
iOS  Android
ebraryebrary

Search and browse authoritative content – both online and offline – from multiple sources. Free.
iOS  Android
EBSCOhostEBSCOhost

Search for articles across all EBSCOhost databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, PsychINFO, ERIC, and many more. Free.
iOS  Android
IOPscience ExpressIOPscience Express

Search for articles published in Institute of Physics (IOP) journals over the last two years. Download up to 20 articles per month to your iPhone or iPad. Free.
iOS
iSSRNiSSRN

Search over 260,000 research papers in the social sciences and humanities available from the open access repository of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Free.
iOS
SciVerse Science DirectSciVerse Science Direct

Provides abstracts and full text of scholarly literature in science, technology, and medicine. Free.
iOS  Android
SpringerLinkSpringerLink

Abstracts and full text of scholarly articles and book chapters covering every area of science, technology and medicine. Free.
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Reference Management

EasyBibEasyBib

Easily create MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations by scanning a book bar code or entering the title. Citations can be exported to EasyBib.com where users can automatically generate bibliographies. Free.
iOS  Android
MendeleyMendeley

Academic software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital library. Mendeley account required. Free.
iOS
PapersPapers

Read, organize, annotate, and share your personal research library. Also comes with 8 built-in search engines that offer access to millions of articles from ACM, NASA-ADS, arXiv, Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, JSTOR, Pubmed, and Web of Science. $14.99.
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Productivity

Any.DOAny.Do

Remember all the things to do and make sure to get it done. Key features include seamless cloud sync, speech recognition, time & location reminders, folders, notes, repeating tasks, calendar view, gesture support and more. Free.
iOS  Android
WunderlistWunderlist

Organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with a free Wunderlist account. View and modify your tasks on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and the Web. Free.
iOS  Android
Awesome NoteAwesome Note

Create and organize notes, task lists, and calendar appointments and back them up with Google Drive or Evernote. $3.99.
iOS
EvernoteEvernote

Create searchable text, photo and audio notes and sync them to your desktop. Free.
iOS  Android
BoxBox

5GB of free online storage allowing you to access and share files from anywhere. Sign up for an account at Box. Free.
iOS  Android
DropboxDropbox

2GB of free online storage allowing you to access and share files from anywhere. Free.
iOS  Android
Google DriveGoogle Drive

Edit and create Google documents and spreadsheets. Store documents, pictures, or other files using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone. Free.
iOS  Android
DiigoDiigo

Collect, find, share, and access bookmarks, archives, annotations, notes, images, and screenshots anywhere. Free.
iOS  Android
PocketPocket

Save and read web content. This app automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view saved web content any time, even without an internet connection. Free.
iOS  Android
FlipboardFlipboard

Create a personalized magazine out of everything you like to read, from news articles to blog posts and Instagram photos to Facebook updates. Save articles to read later or share them through your social networks. Free.
iOS  Android
PreziPrezi

View, edit, and present presentations created on Prezi using your iPad. Free.
iOS
SlideSharkSlideShark

View and show PowerPoint presentations on your iPad and iPhone.
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