EBSCOhost Mobile provides seamless access to the EBSCOhost (ehost) or EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) interfaces via mobile devices. Using mobile detection technology, services using the EBSCOhost platform, including EDS, recognizes whether or not users are connecting from a mobile device, and sends them to the appropriate version of the interface.
Users accessing from a Smartphone or other mobile web-enabled devices are presented with an easily searchable mobile interface incorporating key functionality.
Please note that iPad and some tablet users continue to be directed to the desktop version, as this version of the interface is fully functional on these devices. Toggle links to switch from Mobile to the desktop site may also be available.
|Smart Text Searching||Users are provided with a message displaying SmartText searching was used to complete the search.|
|Current Search box||Mobile uses an "Integrated Current Search", where applied facets are shown on the selection page.|
|Pub Type Icons|
|Brief View||Default for Mobile and ignores EBSCOadmin setting.|
|Sort by Preference||Relevance and Database Default|
|Records per page|
|Image Quick View (IQV) - On/Off||Only Standard View|
|HTML Full Text|
|Link to PDF Full Text|
|IQV Show More Images||Users do not have the ability to hide images if they loaded them on a Result List or Detailed Record.|
|Persistent Links||Can use to visit as a link, but unable to create.|
|EDS/EHIS Profiles||Guest Access||Guest Access users do not have the ability to toggle from Mobile to Full Site. Result List format options are hidden.|
|Tier 2 Databases|
|Personal User Authentication|
|Detect Mobile Devices|
|Detect iPads||iPads are not detected as mobile because the EBSCOhost Full Site properly operates on this device.|
|Right-to-Left Interface Translation|
|Branding||Skinning||Color scheme carries over.|
|Logo||Loads a logo from admin and offer administrators the ability to add a special mobile logo.|
EBSCOhost Mobile Frequently Asked Questions