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Tools and Widgets

Instructions for Installing EBSCO iPhone/iPad and Android App

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  1. Access any EBSCOhost database from the Libraries’ website (or click here for a direct link to an EBSCOhost database).
  2. Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page about the iPhone and Android Apps to email yourself the download instructions, access key, and a link to the iTunes app store or the Android Market.

    Note:  You must access the link in Step 2 of the email instructions from your iOS or Android device or cut and paste the link into a browser window on the device. The activation link will expire in 24 hours.
  3. Follow the instructions in the email you receive. The email will come from

Questions? Visit the Ebsco website or send an email to