Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018     Views: 595

The following sites on NUS Libraries are mobile friendly (mobile web).


Many of the databases and journals we subscribe to have also embarked on different strategies to enhance mobile access using either

  • Mobile web sites - on mobile/tablets, you will be redirected to specially created pages for mobile devices e.g Taylor & Francis
  • Mobile responsive sites - the same page will be used regardless of device (desktop/tablet/mobile phone) and page will dynamically resize depending on screen size eg JSTOR
  • Mobile native apps (eg Ebsco and Scopus)



In the case of the first two, usually you can just surf on your mobile browsers and add the proxy via the proxy bookmarklet as per normal if necessary. We have instructions on how to install the proxy bookmarklet on IoS and  Android.


Mobile native apps are currently not as common, and authenication methods differ widely, please have a look at the following guide on mobile apps for more details. Some of the native mobile apps do not work with NUS Libraries. 

Apps designed for tablets espically iPads are also available, many for free 


NUS Libraries also has a new mobile app called BrowZine that allows you to read your favourite journals on the go like a magazine.

Do note that not all mobile apps are offered for free, some like EndNote app require individual purchases. 

The library is still considering ideas on how to help the NUS Community do their work better on mobile, if you have ideas on what you want to see please give us your feedback.


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