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Check out Our e-book Trials!

For the month of February, the University Libraries have access to 3 e-book platforms. With University Press Scholarship Online, Ebrary, and MyiLibrary, you can access thousands of online titles. When you’re done, take a survey to let us know what you think!

University Press Scholarship Online offers over 7,000 online titles. There are 22 subjects to choose from, including social work, psychology, public health, and law. It’s possible to search by title, author, keyword, subject, and much more. You can download chapters as a PDF file and it’s easy to print and email the material you need. It’s possible to search within a book and the platform keeps track of your searches and what you’ve recently viewed. Other features include limiting by publication year, keeping track of your location in a book, and automatically exporting citations to programs such as Zotero, and Endnote.

Ebrary has similar features to University Press Scholarship Online, but the interface is different. It’s possible to browse through the designated 22 subjects, search by many different fields (author, title, etc.), keep track of your searches, and know your location in a book. It’s also possible to download e-books from Ebrary to multiple devices, including some e-readers.

MyiLibrary is another available platform with similar features but an entirely different interface. Browse through the 20 subjects, do a quick keyword search (author, title, etc.), browse by publisher, and look at new content that has been added in the past 2 weeks. There is also a section under Reference Tools that links you to non-educational but useful online resources. Like Ebrary, it is possible to transfer downloaded files to certain e-readers.

If you look at any of these platforms, don’t forget to take the survey! Did you have a favorite? The University Libraries currently have several e-books in the collection that you may also want to check out.

Questions? Call the University Library reference desk at 442-3553, email us, or visit the reference desk in person!

Blog post created by Kathryn Farrell