Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NEWS: ebrary Academic Complete - 31,000+ e-books now available

ebrary Academic Complete - a collection of over 31,000 e-books - is now available to all members of the University.

In the future, we will supplement Academic Complete with purchases of additional e-books that publishers do not allow to be included in Academic Complete.

To read ebrary e-books you must install ebrary Reader:

On a Managed Windows Service PC on campus, just choose Start -> Install -> Viewers -> Ebrary Reader

On a PC elsewhere, download ebrary Reader. It is available for a variety of web browsers on both Windows and Macintosh computers.

You can search the full-text of all of the titles available to us on ebrary, or browse or search specific fields (e.g. title, author) to find books in your chosen area.

When you are reading an ebrary e-book, you can highlight any word and look it up in free online resources like dictionaries, thesauri and search engines. We will add the ability to search paid-for resources such as the OED, Scopus and Web of Knowledge.

You can register to create a personal ebrary account which will allow you to create a personal bookshelf, and add highlights, annotations and bookmarks.

See ebrary's Getting started guide to get the most out of ebrary.

You will find ebrary:
  • On the Library's e-books web page
  • On the Library's databases web pages under General, Key Databases, and EVERY subject
  • Each e-book will has a catalogue record in the Library catalogue with a link to the e-book and to our help page about installing and using ebrary Reader

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