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Study via Internet and eBooks

by Julie Morita and Marilyn DeMattos

Whether you are in your dorm room, at home, or on Fort Street Mall, you can access more than 5,000 eBooks over the Internet. NetLibrary’s eBook collection contains full-text electronic versions of scholarly books that can be searched, 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 library’s 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.

netLibrary
This semester netLibrary features 50 percent fewer graphics for faster page loads and allows users to open eBooks directly through 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 dictionary 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.

 

 

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