Thursday, September 17, 2009

Library Lingo #10- E-books

Ever find yourself needing to reference a book when the library is closed?
Do you live off campus and can't make a trip to the library?
Are you someone who prefers to read on the computer?

If so, e-books may be the answer for you.

What is an e-book?

E-book is short for electronic book, meaning the entire book is in electronic form and can be read and access online. Grafton Library has access to over 25,000 full text research books available to MBC students, faculty and staff.

How do I get an e-book?

Our e-book collection is found in our online catalog where you can search both our print and e-book collection. E-books appear in your results like this:

Simply click the provided URL and read the book through NetLibrary, our e-book provider.

Will my professor accept an e-book as a book resource?

Yes. All of the e-books provided through Grafton Library are books that exist in print. Most are considered scholarly resources and are published through well known and respected publishers. The only difference is the way that you access the book.

Citing an e-book differs slightly from a regular book. Check our citation guides for citing e-books available through Grafton.

Watch our online tutorial about finding and accessing e-books.

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