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iPad Resources For Social Science Faculty (East Campus): Research & Reference Apps

This guide is designed to provide resources and information for faculty interested in using the iPad during classroom lectures. This guide looks best in Firefox. Use Firefox if images appear distorted in Chrome or Edge.

App Reviews and Tips

Use these sources to keep track of new apps and find quick reviews.


* Denotes an East Library pre-installed application

East Library HD*
Search for books, videos, eBooks and other resources. Renew your books from within the app, access MLA/APA style guides, check study room and iPad availability, as well as floor maps and library hours.

Google Search
All the features of the Google search eninge, plus a convenient and accurate voice search.

Wolfram Alpha
Both a search engine and a computational service, Wolfram Alpha will solve mathematical formulas, deliver statistics, convert units and measurements and much more.

Convenient access to about 50 of Valencia's suite of EBSCO databases. Can limit to full text, sort by relevance, email results, and save the last 25 searches.

Mobile access to over 60 Gale databases covering virtually all discplines.

Merriam Webster Dictionary HD*
Optimzied for the iPad, use voice search, Word of The Day, audio pronunciations, sentence examples and syonyms/antonyms.

The TED Talks app which features lectures from leading people in education, technology, and various other topics.

Subject Guide

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Erich Heintzelman
Valencia College - East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Office: Building 4-217
Phone: 407-582-2886