Apps for finding academic information
Many leading databases and search engines offer mobile apps to allow you to search for and read academic books and journal articles.
IScholarReader (iPhone, iPad)
A free app which allows you to search, bookmark and download papers from Google Scholar to your iPhone or iPad.
SciVerse ScienceDirect (iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry)
A free app which allows you to search, access and read academic literature that Leeds University Library subscribes to.
PubMed (iPhone, iPad, Android)
An easy-search version of the major medical database. Costing £1.79, this app allows you to search PubMed, store references (with PDFs) in your own, searchable library, retrieve PDFs from the web, and email references (with PDFs).
If you are interested in more apps for medicine, the School of Medicine website lists further recommended apps.