Once you have the Ebrary app installed on your iPad, you will have access to tens of thousands of academic books. However, the app can be quirky at times and knowing these quirks can save you loads of time.
Any student of medieval history should be immediately aware of the British Libraryâ€™s efforts to digitize roughly 25,000 medieval manuscripts. This effort is bringing about a golden age of access to source material for medievalists.
What is useful about Google Scholar is its alerts function, which will notify you when a new entry is available containing your search phrase. This is a superb method of staying on top of new research in your interests.