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Mobile Research: Reading

Best resources for research from your mobile device

Google Books Mobile






You're free to choose from a diverse collection of public domain titles -- from well-known classics to obscure gems. Using Google Books Mobile, you can find books such as:

  • Aesop's Fables
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Abbott's Flatland
  • Hugo's Marion De Lorme
  • Dunant's Eine Erinnerung an Solferino
  • Bolívar's Proclamas
  • Dante's Inferno

Once you've selected a book, here is how to navigate.

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Free eBooks from Project Gutenberg

The Nook, Kindle, Sony EReader, iPad and other eBook readers can display Project Gutenberg eBooks. The Project Gutenberg site offers download formats suitable for eBook readers, mobile phones, and other devices. Go to the mobile version now.

News Apps

Reading Apps


Read saved web pages on the go, even offline. Install a bookmarklet in your browser on your computers and click to save a whole article into Instapaper for later reading on your mobile device. Text-only view make it easy to read without scrolling right and left. Adjust the fonts to a size that works for you. Universal. (Free version available for less than 10 articles). For iOS and Android.


Super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, text file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files. Syncs with Google Docs, MobileMe, Dropbox and more. Create your own hierarchy of folders to save your documents into. Highly recommended for reading & annotating scholarly articles.


Feedly is a fun, stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite websites, feeds, & social networks. For iOS & Android.


Reeder for iOS

A news reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, FeedHQ, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, Inoreader, Minimal Reader, BazQux, Reader, Fever, Readability and Instapaper.




Your personal magazine. Find, follow and flip stories that change your world.


iBooks lets you lose yourself in a good story from the comfort of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You’ll find classics, bestsellers, up-and-coming authors, and even audiobooks—ready to download and enjoy.


Enjoy over 5 million titles at your fingertips. Read them conveniently on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 


iAnnotate is all new and better than ever. It’s the best way to read, annotate, and share PDFs, Microsoft Office files, images and web pages! Over 1 million people turn to iAnnotate to take notes, sign agreements, highlight documents, insert stamps and more.


Pocket is your place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you.

eBook Reader Apps


‚ÄčBluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe Content Server protected eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With Bluefire Reader you can read EPUB and PDF eBooks from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world. (You can use it with PGCC Library EBSCO ebooks!)


Choose from millions of bestselling eBooks & digital magazines to download and read instantly. And enjoy expert recommendations just for you, plus B&N Readouts feature, which lets you browse chapters & articles from dozens of the best new titles for free.



The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over thousands of books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds of newspapers and magazines.



Scribd is the world’s online library with over 50 million books, documents and written works, all available for free or with one monthly subscription.