J-School Research Center Launches First Mobile Library App at CUNY
The Research Center at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has introduced an app that lets users get access to databases, research guides, and other resources from their smart phones and tablets.
The CUNY J-Tool is the first mobile app available through any library in the CUNY system.
“It was designed to support mobile journalism by making it easier to access our resources while in the field and reporting on deadline,” said Barbara Gray, interim chief librarian. “When you’re about to interview someone, it’s very easy to look up a phone number or do an article search on the fly.”
In addition to opening up databases such as Lexis, Factiva, Reference USA, and Social Explorer, it lets students, faculty, and alumni view their accounts online, search the Research Center catalog, and reserve books from any CUNY library.