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This workshop will help you identify apps that will help you in research and on campus.

Learn another Langugage

Mango Languages
Ready to start a conversation? With Mango Languages’ Library Edition App you have free access to over 40 foreign language courses and 15 English for non-native speakers. To access Mango Languages through the TTU subscription, you must create an account with Mango Languages via the Library’s website. Available for iPhone and Android.

Learn a language for free. Forever. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works. Available for iPhone and Android.

Texas Tech-specific Apps

Book Raider
App developed by the Texas Tech University Libraries allows you to scan books to see if they are available for check out, or request books from the TTU Library or through interlibrary loananywhere at any time. Available for iOS and Android.

TTU Mobile
TTU Mobile gives you access to the latest information about Texas Tech University in the palm of your hand. Available for iOS and Android.

WEPA Print App 
This one isn't only for TTU users, but there are several wēpa kiosks located in the Library and around campus. Send documents from your device to the wēpa system, then print the documents at any wēpa print station. Available for iOS and Android.

Skype for Business
This one isn't only for TTU users, but is a tool campus promotes and is very useful to communicate quickly with people on campus or your personal librarian. Available for iOS and Android.


To use the EBSCOhost app, access EBSCOhost as you typically would via your library website. Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page to email yourself the key to the app. Available for iOSand Android.

Reseach Highlights
Research Highlights is a free app which supports users in their key task of keeping current with newly-published research. It enables this task to be performed across over 20,000 journals from all major publishers.  Available for iOS and Android.

Citation Management

Create MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or typing the name of a book. Email or export your citations to's bibliography management service. Available for iOS and Android.

Creating Harvard, MLA and APA style citations fast by scanning a bar code or search by Book/Article Title, ISBN, ISSN, DOI or URL. Available for iOS and Android.

Switch from desktop to iPad without skipping a beat. Your EndNote library is synced up and ready to go. Available for iOS.

Mendeley allows you to can carry thousands of PDFs in your pocket. Read and annotate them on the go, search your entire library, and easily sync everything between your devices and Mendeley Desktop. Available for iOS and Android.

colwiz is free citation management software. The mobile app will sync your research articles, attachments and annotations with the Desktop App, enabling you to take your research with you. Available for iOS and Android.

Cloud Storage

Use Dropbox to work the way you want, on any device, wherever you go. Save all your photos, docs, and videos so you can share them easily across all platforms. 2GB of free online storage. Available for iOS and Android.

OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) stores and shares photos, videos, documents, and more. Upload to OneDrive from your device, then access items from your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. Available for iOS and Android.

Google Drive
Save all your files to have them within reach from any phone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google storage. Available for iOS and Android.


Read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on an easy to use platform. Sync your last page read, highlights, etc. across devices, so you can pick up where you left off on another device. Available for iOS and Android.  

*TTU doesn't provide access to OverDrive.* However, the Lubbock Public Library does. Allowing you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more through a mobile device or desktop browser. A valid account at a participating library is needed. Available for iOS and Android.  

Flipster offers instant access to the popular magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format. Get titles like Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Redbook, Popular Science, Health, Motor Trend, and more. Available for iOS and Android.

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