News & Trends: AppWatch
Produced By: Gale (part of Cengage Learning)
Price: Free to libraries that subscribe to Gale databases and their patrons
Description/Features: Available on both iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Android devices, Gale's line of AccessMyLibrary apps includes three editions—Public, School and College. Through the app, users can access all of the Gale resources that their library subscribes to—such as journal articles and reference works—as if they were at the physical library. The School edition (for grade, middle and high school students) and College edition (for college students) require students to enter a one-time password, while the Public edition—utilizing smart phones' built-in GPS capabilities—allows users to access Gale resources through public libraries within a 10-mile radius.