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12 Great iPad Apps for Librarians (Infographic)

June 30, 2016
Here is a handy visual for librarians featuring 12 of what we think are very good iPad apps they can use in their daily work. The visual is based on a post we shared here a few months ago. For more app suggestions for librarians, we recommend  Nicole Hennig’s book : Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage which covers in more details over 100 Android and iPad apps. You can also check this infographic featuring 30 good web tools for librarians. Enjoy

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The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes in class or a meeting, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.

2- Notability

Write, illustrate and annotate using gorgeous retina ink. Notability's zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.
3- EasyBib
Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to's popular bibliography management service.

4- iSource
Writing a bibliography can be hard. Keeping track of your resources, quotes and how to format them can be downright daunting. iSource does quick work of formatting bibliography entries and in-text citations for you, saves these formatted entries all in one place and is simlpe and easy to use. iSource even includes a list of the most common formatting rules for you to use as a reference guide.
5- My MLA

My MLA is the ultimate guide and companion for students, researchers and scholars who need to utilize the style (6th Ed.). MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
6- Mendely
Mendeley is your personal research library. Carry thousands of PDFs in your pocket. Read and annotate them on the go, search your entire library, and easily sync everything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mendeley Desktop (available on Windows, Mac, and Linux).
7- EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPhone and iPod Touch users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content, provided courtesy of your library.

8- Endnote

Find, store, create and share from anywhere with EndNote® - the most powerful research productivity tool on the market. With flexible tools for searching, organizing and creating research, the EndNote® for iPad app extends your ability to stay on top of cutting edge research and connect with your EndNote® library when you’re on the go.

9- myBib
myBib is a mobile BibTeX bibliography manager for iOS. Just enter an ISBN (with barcode scanner or manually) and the additional information like title, author, publisher, artworks etc. will be added automatically. Great for academics or for keeping track of what you read. Add and save your own comments. Export your whole bibliography or parts either in text or in BibTeX format for storing it on your Mac / PC or for adding it to your scientific paper.
10- Articles

'Just enter a search term and let Articles find the Wiki entry you are looking for. Use the integrated maps feature to learn about interesting places and historic events around your current location, or anywhere else in the world. Or simply shake your device and let Articles find an entry for you. Mark interesting entries you want to read in the future and search text in the currently open document.'

11- ArticleSearch

‘Browse scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and more academic publications. Gone are the days of having to perform numerous searches across different sites - not only taking up valuable working time, but also being incredibly tedious. Gain reassurance that you’ve covered all resources on your subject.’

12- CamDictionary

‘Got stuck in a totally unfamiliar language environment? When you could not manually input text for translation, even the most powerful electronic dictionaries would be just useless! CamDictionary – your personal translator anytime and anywhere! CamDictionary is a professional instant translator application.’

13- DocsAnywhere

‘DocsAnywhere lets you copy your documents to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch so you can take them with you anywhere. Documents are transferred safely and securely over USB using iTunes 9.1 (or later), so there's no need to hassle over creating a wireless network or connecting to a potentially malicious wireless network. Fast application switching is supported for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad running iOS 4.0 or higher.’