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How to Take Full Advantage of Baker’s eBook Collections

October 21, 2012

Whether you are researching the plague, social media, evidence based medicine, or some other topic, you probably noticed at least one result that displayed an “Online Content” button in the library catalog (if not many).   With the addition of nearly 80,000 eBooks to the collection this fall, the library collection now has more eBooks than print books.    Our eBook collection consists of three sub-collections: the EBSCO eBook Collection (9,000+ eBooks from the 1990’s encompassing a wide variety of topics), the ACLS Humanities eBook Collection (3,700+ of the top publications of various learned societies from 1850 to the present), and the ebrary Academic Complete Collection (an 80,000+ eBook collection spanning all areas of academic research, mostly from the 2000’s to the present).  In addition to searching each platform for the perfect eBook for your assignment, you can also find each of our eBooks using the search boxes on the catalog tab of the library homepage.  Since the ebrary collection makes up the vast majority of our eBook collection, you should become acquainted with some of the important features of the product.  While authenticated users (who are either on campus or logged in using your library ID and PIN) can search and view the entire collection, ebrary has provided a number of tools that are useful for researchers.   To take full advantage of these tools…

  1. You will need to create an ebrary account using the Sign In link in the upper right corner of the ebrary platform.
  2. You should review the Quick Start Guide, which provides an overview of the searching, navigation, highlighting, note taking, and other features of the platform.
  3. You can review the Printing and Downloading eBooks handout to learn how to print, download, and check out eBooks to a personal eReader or IOS device.
  4. You can watch tutorials regarding the ebrary platform from ebrary’s YouTube playlist.
  5. You can search for an answer to your question using the ebrary knowledgebase.
  6. You can ask a librarian to assist you through your preferred means of communication (in person, over the phone (785.594.8414), online chat, text message, or by email).
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