Friday, February 16, 2018

Academic eBook Collection: A new way to find ebooks

The library recently purchased a new collection of ebooks from EBSCOhost, the Academic eBook Collection.

Here is a description of the collection from EBSCO:

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.

Subject Coverage Includes:

Business and  economics
Language arts and discipline
Literary criticism
Performing arts
Political science
Social science
Technology and engineering
Other academic fields

When looking at a book, you can either jump to a particular chapter in the Table of Contents, or view the entire book as a PDF.

The interface gives you a lot of options for reading the book:  you can save, print or email a selection of pages, or save the entire book to a folder with an EBSCO account.

You can view and read the entire book online.  Most ebooks have a limit to how many pages you can download or print.  In that case, you may want to decide which chapter is most important to you.

One of the best features of ebooks is that you can search for a particular word or phrase.  To do so, click on the "Search within" button to look for the terms of interest.

You can find all of our ebook collections in our A-Z databases list.  If you have any questions about using ebooks, please contact the Reference Department.  Happy reading!

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