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  • Ebooks 101

    1. 1. Ebooks 101<br />Welcome! We’ll begin at 10:15 a.m. central<br />Elaine Settergren<br />Online Librarian<br />esettergren@globeuniversity.edu<br />http://www.globeeducationnetwork.com/library/<br />
    2. 2. Today’s Topics<br />How to find Ebooks<br />Special Features<br />Request a purchase<br />How to use Ebooks in Blackboard<br />
    3. 3. How to Find Ebooks<br />Books 24x7<br />Business & IT topics<br />Library Catalog<br />
    4. 4. How to Find Ebooks<br />Library Catalog<br />
    5. 5. Library Catalog Ebooks<br />NetLibrary<br />Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />Ebrary<br />ABC-CLIO (formerly called Greenwood)<br />EBL <br />Coming soon: CREDO Reference!<br />
    6. 6. Special Features<br />Common to all our ebooks:<br />Search within the book<br />Quick click to chapters<br />Ability to define words with dictionary<br />Print - # of pages varies<br />
    7. 7. NetLibrary<br />Largest collection of ebooks in the library catalog<br />8,163 ebooks!<br />
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    9. 9. Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />60 ebooks<br />
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    11. 11. Ebrary<br />65 ebooks<br />Quick View<br />Info Tools<br />
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    13. 13. ABC-CLIO<br />12 ebooks <br />
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    15. 15. EBL<br />New! Still not working quite right from on campus<br />7 ebooks<br />
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    17. 17. CREDO Reference<br />Not in the Library Catalog yet.<br />435 ebooks!<br />
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    19. 19. Books 24x7<br />Only business and Information Technology topics<br />20,000 + ebooks!<br />Not in library catalog – login through SkillPort<br />Special Features:<br />http://skillport.books24x7.com/apphelp.asp?item=GettingStarted<br />Add bookmarks<br />Organize using personal folders<br />Read on a mobile device<br />Get emails about new titles added to the collection<br />
    20. 20. Request a Purchase<br />
    21. 21. Request a Purchase<br />Fill out form or email your librarian<br />Purchases must be approved by program coordinator/chair<br />Calendar Year budget (Nov. 30 deadline!)<br />Accounting<br />Business<br />Criminal Justice<br />Communications<br />Health Care Management<br />Health Fitness<br />Humanities<br />Information Technology<br />Natural Sciences<br />Social Sciences<br />
    22. 22. How to Use Ebooks in Blackboard<br />Add instructions rather than direct links<br />Links need to be through the Proxy for library authentication<br />Students get used to searching the library<br />Add citation in APA format<br />Students get used to seeing APA citations<br />Students have the info they need to search<br />Hint: use the “cite” button in the library catalog.<br />
    23. 23. Thank You!<br />Questions? Comments?<br />Elaine Settergren<br />esettergren@globeuniversity.edu<br />http://globeeducationnetwork.com/library/<br />

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