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Electronic Books

What is an Electronic Book (eBook)?

eBooks
are digital, full-text versions
of printed books.

As a student or staff member at Ohlone College, you have around the clock access to any of the eBooks in your library's collection -- over 150,000 titles in all.

How Can I Find and Use eBooks?

Search for eBooks

eBook Collection
(EBSCOhost)

includes over 150,000 titles in every discipline

ABC-CLIO
eBook Collection

includes hundreds of titles
in most disciplines

Gale Virtual
Reference Librar
y
excellent coverage of all subjects from encyclopedias and specialized reference sources

You can find eBooks through several of the library's collections and search tools.

1) The best way to find eBooks is to search directly in the databases listed at the left.

2) In addition, thousands of eBooks from the EBSCOhost eBook Collection will appear in Discovery Search results. You can limit your results to see only eBooks by selecting ebooks from the "Source Types" limiter in the left navigation bar.

3) Some, but not all, of the libary's eBooks are included in the library's online catalog, HANS.

How to access eBooks through HANS:

When you search in HANS — by keyword, by author, by title or by subject — eBooks from ABC-Clio, Gale Virtual Library, and a limited collection of EBSCOhost ebooks will be included in your search results. (Note: search the EBSCOhost eBook Collection directly for access to the vast majority of titles.) For keyword and title searches, you can "Quick Limit" your search results so that you retrieve only electronic books. The eBooks will be labeled:
Library Location: Electronic Book

To view an eBook, Click on any one of the resulting titles. When the full record is displayed, look for the link that reads: Click here to access [this electronic book]. If you click on this link, you will be taken to the summary page for that eBook. Follow the directions at each vendor's web site to access their materials most efficiently.

Note: From off-campus, you will be prompted to login when you attempt to view an eBook. Follow the prompts on the screen to enter your student/staff ID and your last name. You will only have to log in once per browser session.


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