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Our Favorite Library Apps

Besides social media apps (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) that you use to follow @iupui_ulib, did you know there are a bunch of apps to help you use University Library and its resources?

Here are some of our favorites:


BrowZine allows you to discover and follow journals in your field by subject or title. Fill a virtual bookshelf with journals you read and create alerts to new issues. Read and save individual articles or share them through email, citation management programs, or social media.

Bluefire Reader / Ebrary / EBSCO e-books / OverDrive

E-reader apps that accommodate many types of ebooks. NOTE: Overdrive also allows you to listen to audiobooks and is available at the Indianapolis Public Library.


Box is a secure cloud storage sponsored by Indiana University. Use Box to view and share your saved files. (Edit them in a separate app like Word or DocsToGo).


Access the IUPUI Learning Management System (LMS) from your mobile device.


Apps used by many public libraries, including in Indianapolis, which all you to stream movies & music.

IU Mobile

The IU Mobile app allows you to access One.IU from your mobile device.


PulseSecure connects you to the campus network through a VPN so you can access library subscription materials such as databases.

EndNote / Mendeley / Zotero (ZotPad, 3rd party)

Citation management tools have apps that allow you to access your research on mobile devices. Some are from third parties, like ZotPad.