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Work smarter - Work faster: use the library to access a wealth of resources and services to assist you in your daily work straight from your desktop.
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    This guide is designed to provide an introduction to WA DoH library content, resources and applications that can be accessed using mobile devices such as PDAs, Palm Pilots, Blackberrys and iPads/iPhones.  For the most part, mobile devices that support web browsing can be used to access online library resources, however some have special features that make viewing easier on a portable device.
    Important Notes:    
    • For technical information and support for your mobile device please consult your manual and/or contact your IT department
    • Mobile access is not free access.  While some products include mobile access as part of the Library's ongoing subscription, some products such as MIMS, will require additional individual expense to enable mobile access
    • All internet-enabled devices can access the library pages and resources, but not all resources are optimised for viewing on a mobile device and some of the features may not be available via your mobile device
    • Some resource links will send you send you directly to a specially developed mobile site, while others will send you to applications to download 
    • Subscription resources often require that you first register yourself and/or your device


    The Library Service does not have access to all mobile devices and platforms.  In order to provide information on mobile access the Library Service has therefore relied on the information provided by the vendors of the products and apps.



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    What is a mobile site?

    A mobile (web) site has been optimised for viewing by a mobile device. It usually has a "stripped down" appearance to make it quicker to download and easier to view on a smaller screen. Mobile sites can be accessed from any mobile web browser regardless of the type of device.

    What is a mobile resource? 

    A mobile resource is any resource such as a journal database or point-of-care tool that can be accessed by a mobile device.  The resource may or may not have been optimised for viewing on your mobile platform and can be device or operating system dependent - for example, a resource may be available only as an iPhone app.

    What is an app?

    "App" is short for "application". A mobile app is a program designed for a specific device. An app must be downloaded and installed before it can be used. Apps are usually device or operating-system dependent - for example, a program may be available as an Android application or an iPhone app.

    What is a bookmarklet?

    A bookmarklet is an applet (a small computer application) that is designed to add one-click functionality to a browser or web page. 

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