Two new ebook packages are currently available for trial access until December 2016. For both platforms, books may be read onscreen or downloaded to a computer, eReader, or mobile device. Books have unlimited simultaneous users and may be used for classroom instruction or research. Details on each package are below. To send us feedback or suggestions regarding these ebook trials, please use the Library Suggestion Box.
The J.W. England Library provides access to e-books in two main ways. First, we have added a selection of titles directly to the Library's collection, which can be accessed through Our Journal List/e-Book List or through the library catalog. Second, we subscribe to an e-book database from EBSCO called the eBook Collection, which includes thousands of e-books and can be searched much like our other databases. Complete details on each of these access methods can be found below.
E-books in the Library's direct collection can be accessed through either Our Journal List/e-Book List or through cataLyst, the library catalog.
eBook Collection is a subscription database that provides access to thousands of e-books across many subjects and disciplines. You can search or browse for e-books much as you might look for articles in other databases.
When you open this database you will see the eBooks landing page, which features galleries of highlighted titles and allows you to browse individual categories. You can do a basic search on this main screen, or click on "Advanced Search" to access EBSCO's familiar searching interface.
Reading e-books onscreen is easy. Simply click on a title of interest and select "eBook Full Text" to read the book in EBSCO's online viewer. If you're signed into EBSCOhost using a My EBSCOhost account, you can also save the book to a Folder to read later.
Checkout/Download: You can also checkout books and download them to your computer, eReader, or mobile device. Complete directions for downloading e-books are posted below. Books can be checked out for either 7 or 14 days and are available in either PDF or EPUB format. Once the checkout period is over, the e-book will no longer appear on your device and will be returned to the EBSCO platform for others to use.