Reading scientific papers on an iPad

Discussion in 'iPad for Business and Education' started by marc99, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. ipaddeveloper888

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    another real plus is the ipad is LIGHTED. So you can read in the dark.
     
  2. Tuttle

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    And---by the way---the latest update of Good Reader has a very significantly improved handwritten annotation interface. A good app just became even better.
     
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    Thank you for the info.
     
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    I bought an iPad to use with my PhD, predominantly to access and build a database of journal articles. I have been massively let down by the fact that Athens access does not exist through ipad2. Needless to say I cannot access half the journals I could through a PC and so has rendered the iPad useless for journal article searching! Very very disappointed!!!
     
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    I am also looking for app that will help me with literature search, save, read and organise research papers. I have not bought any app yet but reading in this forum I have heard about a few apps like iAnnotate, Goodreader, papers etc. I also use Athens for searching papers, does this mean that I will not be able to save any research papers and organise them in the iPad?
     
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    +1.

    I do the same thing....read lots of journal articles in PDF format.

    The reason I sold my iPad 2 and got the new iPad is because scientific/engineering PDFs look GREAT on the new iPad. That extra resolution really shows up. If you hold the new iPad in portrait mode, then you can view (and, most importantly, READ) an 8.5-inch by 11-inch formatted PDF and actually see all the equations, including subscripts and superscripts. Color figures look great as well. If you ask me, Apple as done what Microsoft never did, create a product that specifically addresses the needs of the scientific/engineering community (of course, it does way more than just that!) in terms of reading.
     
  7. Bill_F

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    If you use Safari to log into Athens - is this OpenAthens? - click on PDF of paper so it loads in safari and then click in box with arrow (4th symbol from left top of screen) you can choose to open PDF in installed apps such as the brilliant Papers or Goodreader. If you do google scholar search for paper in Papers and find it and there is Athens log-in provision can usually do it within the App itself and download PDF directly in it. This has advantage of correctly populating the authors, journal etc. at least this is how it works with medical papers and Athens login for NHS.

    Bill
     

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