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  • OneSearch
    Links to all books owned by the library, and all the databases noted below, except ebrary.
  • Library Catalog
    Contains most eBooks owned by the library.
  • eBooks on EbscoHost  
      
    140,000 eBooks on all topics. Searching for eBooks within eBooks on EBSCOhost instead of the Library Catalog has the added advantage of being able to search across the complete word by word content of every book within eBooks on EBSCOhost - as opposed to just an author, title, or subject search. (Ebsco)
  • ebrary  Icon
    110,000 titles on topics. Only about 4,000 titles are also included in the Library Catalog. Searching within ebrary gives you access to all titles and allows you to search across the complete word by word content of every book within ebrary - as opposed to just an author, title, or subject search in the Library Catalog. You can also copy and paste, email, cite, take notes, and share your research within ebrary.
  • SpringerLink  
      
    Includes almost 40,000 eBooks. Particularly strong in Business, Medicine, Science,and Technology.
  • Credo Reference  Icon
    776 encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books. 200,000 graphic images. You may search titles individually, all at once, by major subject categories, or in any combination.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Contains over 1,100 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Particularly strong in Business, Education, History, and Literature.
    (Gale)
  • E-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
    Site for reading, searching, and sharing over 1,500 Duke University Press books online. Strong in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • NEW! Oxford Reference
    Oxford Reference contains almost 40 e-reference Books- encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.- on all topics. Caution, while Oxford Reference does not require a user name, password, or personal subscription, not all content is accessible. Consequently we recommend that you limit your search to Full Text. Titles identified with a padlock icon are not available.
 

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Welcome to the eBooks LibGuide

eBooks are like, well, books - only electronic. In many cases these digital copies are exactly like the original book.

eBooks tend to fall into two categories - those you read cover to cover and those you access to find an answer.

In the second category, you get in, you find your answer, and you get out. This type of eBook includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbook, guides, etc. When using them you may never see the entire book. Instead, the eBook's search engine will only retrieve the relevant articles or passages identified in your search. This kind of eBook acts more like a database than a book.

Compare the different reading / searching-within-text experience of these two eBooks.

An eBook to Read -Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Becher Stowe.

An eBook to Access - Britannica Online Encyclopedia

 

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