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eBook Resource Guide   Tags: ebooks  

Your guide to using eBooks from the St. Edward's University Library.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2013 URL: http://guides.stedwards.edu/eBooks Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

This is a guide to using the library's major eBook platforms.   We will continue to update this resource, so stay tuned!

Consult the library's databases by subject, eBooks page for technical information and a comprehensive listing of all library eBook resources.

*You don't need to "download" eBooks to read them on any computer.  Downloading instructions are for customers who want to read eBooks on a mobile device such as a Nook or Tablet.    

How Do I find eBooks?

Q How do I find ebooks in the library?

Updated: Nov 19, 2013

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Finding ebooks

  1. On the main search box on the library's home page, click the Books button from the dropdown below the main search box.  Type in your search terms and click Go.
  2. When you find a book you would like to read, click on the Click Here to Read this Book link directly below the title or the eBook Full Text link below the result listing.
    No special software is required to read the book in your web browser.

       

Watch this short video for a demonstration.

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Can I Print Out an eBook?

Q Can I print out an ebook?

Updated: Feb 17, 2013
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Most ebooks have printing and copy/paste restrictions for copyright reasons (e.g. the publishers don't want you to have your own print copy of the book for free). 

If your ebook looks like the one below, it is an EBL ebook. To print, select print along the top of the reader.  Printing is limited to a percentage of the book, usually about 50 to 80 pages, which will be listed on the print screen.  Once you make your selection of the pages you want to print and click print, a new tab will open with those pages and you print from your browser. Watch this short video

If your ebook looks like the one below, it is an EBSCO ebook. To print, select the print icon on the right of the screen after you have opened it in the eBook Full Text viewer. Printing is limited to 60 pages per book.  Once you select the page range you would like to print and select print, the pages will download as a PDF you can print from.

If your ebook looks like the one below, it is an ebrary ebook.  To print, select the "Info Tools" button in the top left and select "Print."  Printing is limited to a percentage of a book, usually about 50 to 80 pages, which will be listed on the pop up print screen.  Once you make your selection, a new window will open that you can then print from.

How do I cite an eBook?

Q How do I cite an ebook?

Updated: Nov 07, 2013
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Citing e-books

In MLA:

Begin the entry in the works-cited list like the entry for a comparable printed work and end it with a designation of the medium of publication. The medium is the type of electronic file, such as Kindle fileNook fileEPUB file, or PDF file. If you cannot identify the file type, use Digital file. For example:

Rowley, Hazel. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage. New York: Farrar, 2010. Kindle file.

In APA:

The reference list entry for an e-book includes the author, date, title, and source (URL or DOI). For a chapter in an e-book, include the chapter title and page numbers (if available).

Whole e-book:

Author, A. (date). Title of book. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Author, A. (date). Title of book. doi:xxxxxxxxxxxx

Chapter in an e-book:

Author, A. (date). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx–xx). Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Author, A. (date). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx–xx). doi:xxxxxxxxxx

The in-text citation includes the author and date, as with any other APA Style citation.

These answers come from the Modern Language Association's  (MLA) and American Psychological Association's (APA) web sites. You can read more at the links below:

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