ELECTRONIC BOOKS

 
Not all the books in the library are kept on the shelves.  In fact, thousands of books are available in electronic format and reside in various library databases, such as Ebooks on EBSCOhost, ebrary Business and Economics Collection and Psychology and Social Work Collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online, PsycBOOKS, Salem History Database, Credo Reference and others.  Most electronic books are catalogued in eCatalog just like any other book (see Note below). They can be identified by the [electronic resource] designation after the title. They will also have either the E-Book prefix before the call number or the name of the database.  Electronic books are digital, full-text versions of print books. They are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. There is no need to come into the library to use an electronic book. This makes life much easier for online students.  The following eBook came up in the results when using the search terms cloud computing.
 

 
This tells you that Above the Clouds is an electronic book and is available in ebrary.  Electronic books may be accessed directly from eCatalog; look for these words  BELLEVUE: Access limited to Bellevue University patrons - click here to view or something similar. If you are not already logged into the databases, you will be prompted to do so. You may also access this book directly from the database it is located in - just check the Call Number at the bottom of the item information, then find that database on the Database Services page.
 
Note. Some of the electronic books are not found in eCatalog but all of them can be found using Discovery Search on the library homepage.  If you are searching for a specific eBook, type in the title. Look at the options to the left of your result list. Under Refine your Search, mark the "Items with full text online" option and under Content Type, select "Book/eBook" then click on the title of the desired book and follow the links to the full text. You may also search by keywords for eBooks on a particular subject.

 

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