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Apps & mobile resources: Getting started


Curtin University has a number of mobile sites and applications, including a Blackboard app for mobile access to course resources.

Curtin University Library Mobile (mobile site)

Curtin University Library app

Curtin University iPortfolio app

CurtinGuild app

Blackboard Mobile Learn app - Once you open the app ensure you enter Curtin University in the field provided.

Parking App CellOPark Curtin's pay as you go parking system,

Curtin Mobile Maps to find your way around campus

Safety Apps

SafeZone - Bentley Campus is a FREE app for all students and staff that connects you directly to the University's Security team when you need help or first aid.

Lost on Campus provides Curtin campus map and directions to teaching rooms 

Welcome to the Apps & Mobile Resources Libguide

In this guide you will find many apps and mobile resources to help you with your study and research. Use the tabs above to find apps and mobile websites in a range of categories.

If you need any help, or just want to ask us a question, please contact us!

Please note: Curtin University Library does not provide support for these apps and mobile resources.

Image of phone: Apple iPhone 5 mock-up by DavidMartynHunt 

Please note

If an app or a mobile site allows access to full-text content, this generally means only if Curtin has a subscription to the content. Free apps do not provide you with a subscription, but only another way of accessing database content that Curtin subscribes to.

IMPORTANT: Apps and mobile sites may not have Find-it links which means that you may not be able to link to a full-text article through another database.

Ask a question

Start typing your question in the search box below. If your question already exists, select it from the list on the next screen.

What is a mobile site?

A mobile site refers to a website that is specifically made for viewing on a mobile device. It generally allows access to the same content as from the original website, however, it often has a more modest appearance to enable faster download and also easier viewing from a smaller smartphone screen.

What is an app?

An app is a software application, a specific program that can be used on mobile devices.

Apps vary depending on your device and the operating system on your device. For example, there are iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps. Online software stores such as the Apple App Store or Android Market have been developed to allow users to browse and download available applications, some which are freely available, others that can be purchased.

Wireless connectivity

Don't want to use up all of your data? Read the instructions for logging onto the Curtin wireless network

For any problems connecting, contact CITS.