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What is EBSCOhost Mobile?

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.

Available Functionality/Features:

Category Available Feature Comments
Search Basic Search  
Search Options  
Choose Databases  
Grouped Databases  
Spell Checker  
Auto Suggest  
Smart Text Searching Users are provided with a message displaying SmartText searching was used to complete the search.
Search Hints  
Results Facets, Limiters  
Current Search box Mobile uses an "Integrated Current Search", where applied facets are shown on the selection page.
Book Covers  
Pub Type Icons  
Brief View Default for Mobile and ignores EBSCOadmin setting.
Standard View  
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  
Custom Links  
Smart Links  
IQV Show More Images                        Users do not have the ability to hide images if they loaded them on a Result List or Detailed Record.
Delivery Email  
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  
Authentication/Detection Forced Personalization  
Personal User Authentication  
Detect Mobile Devices  
Detect iPads iPads are not detected as mobile because the EBSCOhost Full Site properly operates on this device.
Multilingual Interface Translation  
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.
Folder Session Folder  
Personalized Folder  
Accessibility Tab Highlighting  
Alt tags  
Tab order  

See also:

EBSCOhost Mobile Frequently Asked Questions