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No trucks pulled up to the library door and no boxes were
unpacked, but the SCC library staff has recently added almost 7500 books to the
collection. Electronic books
– you might as well love ‘em because they’re here to stay! Encourage
your students to use ebooks, and do accept them as the valid research sources
Twelve reasons to love eBooks:
provide content on topics that the library would not be able to cover in
can buy more ebook titles than we could in print because we buy ebooks in
ebooks are out of print and only available electronically.
are available to all registered library users through any web connection 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
education students can use ebooks without coming to the library.
can assign a class to use an ebook without placing a hard copy of the book on
can search the entire content of an ebook for a word or a phrase.
can type and save marginal notes in an ebook notepad.
can print out pages from ebooks and read them in hard copy.
are stable; they are photo images of the hardcopy originals and cannot be
cannot be lost or stolen.
will never pay an overdue fine on an ebook.
The library has actually listed about a thousand ebooks in LOIS,
the book catalog, for about a year through the History eBooks
Project, so you may have
already used one. Finding ebooks in
for a book in LOIS by keyword, author, or title, just as you
would search for hard copy. Try a keyword search, for example, international
you want to retrieve only ebooks, set the "Material Type"
limiter on the keyword search screen to EBOOKS.
a title in your results list that includes the phrase [electronic resource].
on the book title, and then click on the link that says “View E-BOOK.”
you are on campus, the book will open.
If you are off-campus, you will type in your library card number
and library PIN to open the book.
can also search for ebooks in the library
databases. Scroll down to History eBook Project or NetLibrary.
| Index Spring
| Quiz | Reserves |
Library Instruction | Library
Experience | eBooks | ID
Cards | New Materials
| Databases | DE
Barcodes | Turnitin | Forgotten
Words | Web Sitings