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Module Three

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, ProQuest eBook Central, Books 24/7, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online, PsycBOOKS, Salem History Database, Credo Reference and others. Many 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.

eBook

This tells you that Above the Clouds is an electronic book and is available in ProQuest Ebook Central. Electronic books found in an eCatalog search may be accessed directly from eCatalog; look for these words: click here to view, or something similar. If you are not already logged into the databases, you will be prompted to do so.

Note. Though thousands of electronic books are found in eCatalog, not all of them are. However, all of them can be found using Discovery Search on the library homepage. When searching for an eBook on a particular subject, type in keywords related to that subject, for example "cloud computing." When the results come up, look at the Refine Results, options to the left. Under Source Type, select "eBooks" then click on the title of the desired book and follow the links to the full text

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