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Why E-Books are Right for You!

Why E-Books are Right for You!

E-books are growing more and more popular in academic and public libraries, and for good reasons!  Here at IU East, there are many benefits for patrons using electronic books.    1. E-books are easily accessible from the comfort of your own home, day or night.  Many IU East students do not live near campus.  Some students are taking online courses and do not often come to campus.  But even online courses require research papers!  With e-books, you do not have to stop by the library to gain access to a plethora of books.  Just search our catalog at http://iucat.iu.edu or directly search one of our e-book vendors (find a list of vendors here: http://www.iue.edu/library/books/ebooks.php).      2. E-books do not … Continued
E-Books are “real books” – really!

E-Books are “real books” – really!

Don’t be fooled by the format – e-books are ‘real’ books in every sense that matters, and can make your course assignments easier and better! Practically everyone who has used the Internet has had some experience with e-books.  You might not own a Kindle or an iPad but likely have read something interesting through GoogleBooks or Project Gutenberg, or in specialized archives like the Baen Free Library.  Some of us seek e-books, buying them for specific mobile devices.  You sometimes hear people say that ‘real’ books are going the way of the dinosaur – but no one makes the claim that reading is dying out. At IU East, we subscribe to several e-book sources.  The biggest are Ebrary, Books24x7, and … Continued
What if your book read itself to you?

What if your book read itself to you?

Hi, this is Matt Dilworth. I do reference here in the library. I’d like to write about a tool the library just upgraded – Ebrary, a database for electronic books. Do you use a Kindle, or Google Books? This is kind of similar. You can get into Ebrary from the library’s main page – click on eBooks from the left-hand menu, then choose Ebrary. When you search for a book, you get a list in order of how relevant Ebrary thinks they are to what you typed. But in this new version, in the table of contents, chapters are now ranked according to relevance as well as whole books. You can even look at the results screen by chapter rather … Continued