Whether you are in your dorm room, at home,
or on Fort Street Mall, you can access more than 5,000 eBooks
the Internet. NetLibrary’s eBook collection contains
full-text electronic versions of scholarly books that can be
borrowed, read, and returned over the Internet.
EBooks are available to HPU students, faculty, and staff at
terminals in the library and from their personal computers
via the Internet.
The two main Web addresses for locating eBooks are: (1) the
online catalog, listing both print and electronic books at
www.lib.hpu.edu and (2) Campus Pipeline, which contains an
eBook section on the
Libraries tab, http://campus.hpu.edu.
ACLS History E-Book Project
The American Council of Learned Societies provides access to
more than 750 full-text history eBooks. These eBooks are searchable
by title, author, subject, and full text, and are currently
available on campus only.
This semester netLibrary features 50 percent fewer graphics
for faster page loads and allows users to open eBooks directly
the search results page. In order to view some eBook titles,
you may need either the Adobe Reader 6.0 or the DjVu plug-ins.
Users can search the entire netLibrary collection by author,
title, or keyword. EBooks are available for a 24-hour checkout
period, except those eBooks designated as publicly accessible,
which have unrestricted access. After the 24-hour check-out
time, each book is automatically checked back into the collection,
making the eBook available for another user. No more late fees!
As an added feature, The American Heritage® Dictionary
of the English Language is embedded in netLibrary eBooks. The
includes graphics and audio pronunciation. Users can obtain
definitions by simply clicking on a word in the text or by
entering a word
in the dictionary search window.
For more information on eBooks, visit the Libraries Tab page
on Campus Pipeline and click on “Find ebooks & the
netLibrary collection” or visit an HPU Library.
Julie Morita is head of Technical Services at Meader Library;
Marilyn DeMattos is reference librarian at Meader Library.