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Mobile Apps and Resources Guide: Home

Information about CDU Library resources that are mobile friendly, as well as mobile apps and websites for research, study and time management.

CDU Library Mobile

CDU Library is now mobile!

Use our mobile website to contact helpful people at the library, check our opening hours and find our locations. You can also search Summon, the catalogue, ebooks and mobile friendly databases.

CDU Library Mobile

Scan this QR code with your mobile phone to go straight to the CDU Library mobile website!

Or use this link:

Take your mobile phone to the next level!

Do you have a smartphone (eg. iPhone or Android phone) or a tablet (eg. iPad)?

You probably already know that you can use these devices to make voice calls, send text messages, take photos, check your email, surf the internet and play games.

But did you know that they can also be a very effective study tool that can help you find information resources for your assignments, as well as help you manage your research and time?

This LibGuide provides a brief introduction to some useful study-related mobile websites and apps that are available for you to make use of on your mobile device.

We recommend that you start by visiting the CDU Library mobile website for links to library information that you can access on the go - including Summon, the catalogue, ebooks and databases. And check out some of the other resources described here that could help you with your studies.

Mobile friendly databases

The following databases have mobile friendly websites. Try visiting them using the links in the CDU Library mobile website on your phone for best results.

Connecting to the CDU Wireless Network

Wireless access is available in select areas on all Campuses.

Please see the ITMS website for information on how to connect your device to the wireless network.

Wireless access can be connected with older versions of Windows but you will need to make sure your laptop is as up-to-date as possible with Microsoft and manufacturer specific software.

Library staff are available to provide basic assistance.

QR codes

Have you noticed QR codes around the library?

QR codes are a quick and easy way to access information on your mobile phone. Just scan the code using a free QR code reader app, and it will take you straight to the information stored in the code.

Depending on where the QR code is located, it may take you to a subject LibGuide or a YouTube video demonstrating how to print - information right when and where you need it!

Visit the QR codes tab in this LibGuide, or click the link below to learn more about QR codes.

Other useful apps

There are lots of mobile apps available to help you manage your research, study and time.

Here are a few free apps that CDU Library staff recommend. Check them out on your phone's app store.

Dropbox - for storing files in the cloud so that you can access them from any device or computer

Evernote - a popular note taking app that syncs across multiple devices

Dragon Dictation - a dictating tool that converts your spoken words into text

MindMeister - for mindmapping, great for brainstorming essay ideas

i-nigma - QR code reader for scanning QR codes in the library

Skype - for keeping in touch with friends and family, as well as your study buddies

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