Ebooks at Ashford UniversityWhat they are and how to find them
What are ebooks?• Ebooks are electronic copies of books that can be read on your computer. They can be a scanned copy of a print book or a book created and published solely in a digital format.
Do ebooks have a place in academic research?• They sure do! Ebooks can be used for academic research just as a print book. Be sure to evaluate the appropriateness of an ebook, before including it in your research.
Where can I get ebooks?• The Ashford University Library has selected ebooks based on their ability to support the research of our students and faculty.
You can also get ebooks from a variety of outside sources.Online Book Retailers Local Public LibrariesOnline sources for public domain books •Project Gutenburg •Digital Book Index •HathiTrust
Ebooks and the Ashford Library•Our ebrary database contains over 80,000ebooks covering all academic disciplines.•Books in ebrary can be read online anytimewithout setting up an account.•Just set up an account and begin checkingout books or add them to your bookshelf tobe read at your leisure.
ebrary lets yousearch by title,author, text, subject,or publisher.You can also viewspecific chapters thatcontain the searchterms you entered.
Reference EbooksReference books are used forlocating specific types of informationlike dictionaries, almanacs,encyclopedias, and atlases. You can find digital copies of these books in the Ashford Library in Credo Reference, ebrary, EBSCOhost and World Book Academic.
Credo ReferenceCredo Reference contains over 500 reference sources, including encyclopedias,dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, biographies, and quotations.Advanced Search – Allows you to modify your terms by how you want the wordscombined in your search, subject and publication date, or article features such asan image or audio file.Find Topic Pages – You can search by a topic with the “find a topic” page or browseby subject area.Reference book type – You can search for a dictionary, book of quotations, orencyclopedia.Reference articles – Each reference book contains reference articles on a variety oftopics related to that field.
EBSCOhost• You can search for ebooks by keyword, category, and by the latest added eBooks.• eBooks can be read online in the EBSCOhost eBook viewer by clicking the Full Text link.• Note: If you are using a Mac, you will need to install a PDF Browser plug-in in order to use the eBook Viewer.• Within this collection, there can be only one user using each book at a time--if you get a message stating that the book is already in use, try again later.
World Book AcademicWorld Book Academic offers both reference and nonReference ebooks along with some primary sourcedocuments.• Research Tools – Reference books such as dictionaries and atlases.• Ebooks – Search their collection for fiction and nonfiction books, by author, title, language, or genre.• Primary Source Material – Find original documents, like the United States Constitution and historical records, legal documents, and diary entries of people who lived during historical events.
Remember, if you have any questions aboutaccessing or using ebooks or need any researchassistance, contact your Ashford UniversityLibrarians. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (866) 685-8089 Chat: On the library website
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