Unlike many other professions, academic work often takes place beyond the confines of particular
times and places. As such, it requires a set of tools that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Mobile devices increasingly offer a variety of helpful applications for common academic tasks such
as conducting research, writing manuscripts, organizing lectures and presentations, and
collaborating with colleagues - all while on the go!
To help guide you in your journeys through the app store, Rutgers University Libraries is pleased to
Mobile Apps for Research and Study, a guide to mobile applications designed especially for
students, faculty, and researchers. It offers a look at some of the top-rated iOS apps for academic
audiences including favorites such as Evernote, Instapaper, Keynote, Dropbox, and Papers.
Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to:
- Access online books, articles, and more from major scholarly databases
- Create customizable newsfeeds for your favorite blogs and websites
- Store and organize references and citations
- Draft and edit manuscripts for publication
- Create and display sophisticated presentations
- Host or attend online meetings and conferences
- Store, sync, and share files in the cloud
- Find your way around campuses and conference venues
The guide currently only covers apps for the iPhone and iPad, but will eventually include Android
devices as well. Also included are a variety of resources to help you find the latest app news and
reviews. If there is an app that you find particularly useful for research and study, please suggest
it by clicking on the link under "Suggest an App."
For more information, feel free to contact the Digital Users Services Librarian at 848-932-6111
or by email at