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E-books presentation accompanying the E-books Promotion Weeks at University of Greenwich.

E-books presentation accompanying the E-books Promotion Weeks at University of Greenwich.


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  • 1. All about e-books at theUniversity of Greenwich
  • 2. Where do you read your books?
  • 3. Are you using e-books? • Find out how e-books will save you time and how to use them on and off campus via the University portal • Ask us!
  • 4. What are e-books? E-books are books available in a variety ofelectronic formats such as PDF and ePub and you can access them on and off campus via theLibrary & Computing tab in the University portal
  • 5. Why use e-books?• It’s quick!• The e-books databases let you search the texts of books, so you may find useful materials in books you would not expect to and it may be in a different subject area.• The electronic copy is always available for viewing. You can log in via the University portal on and off campus any time of the day or night.
  • 6. Your library has moved! Download an e-book today
  • 7. How to access our e-books• Via the University portal by navigating to the Library Databases and Electronic Information Resources page from the e-Library channel in the Library & Computing tab.• Search and browse content in the e-book platforms. Just select Dawsonera, MyiLibrary, Cambridge Books or Oxford Scholarship Online from the A-Z list of e-resources.• E-books are also listed in the Library Catalogue and can be retrieved from search results by choosing Electronic Books from the Refine Your Search menu.
  • 8. Accessing e-books from the portal• E-books are accessible via the University portal by navigating to the Library Databases and Electronic Information Resources page from the e- Library channel in the Library & Computing tab.• Note: when connecting off campus (or from a wireless connected laptop within the University) you may be routed to the content via the UK Access Management Federation page where you will need to select the University from a list of institutions.
  • 9. Try an e-book today
  • 10. Access our e-books from the Library Catalogue• Search and browse content via the separate e-resource platforms in the portal.• All electronic resources are denoted by the [electronic resource] tag next to the title in the Library Catalogue.• Additionally e-books can be retrieved from Library Catalogue search results by choosing Electronic Books from the Refine Your Search menu.
  • 11. Introducing your new library!Help and advice isavailable on usinge-books.Come and see us in theLibrary to find out more.
  • 12. Using MyiLibrary• MyiLibrary consists of over 6,700 individual titles across a wide range of subjects.• Generally users are limited to downloading or printing 10 pages at a time in a session from MyiLibrary.• A warning message will be displayed onscreen to indicate that you are trying to copy/print too many pages. Just alter the page range to proceed.• Note that you can only print directly from the title within MyiLibrary and not from saved or downloaded content to a computer or other device.
  • 13. Download e-book content today We are here to answer your questions about e-books
  • 14. What’s so great about Dawsonera• Dawsonera is a multidisciplinary e-book platform of over 200,000 titles from a wide range of publishers.• You can access the titles we have purchased on the newly acquired resource from the eBook Catalogue.• If we don’t own the title you can search, preview (first 50 pages), and rent titles for free for up to 3 weeks.• You can read online or download to a laptop, computer or USB stick and view with Adobe Reader.
  • 15. Rent books in Dawsonera for free• If we don’t own the title you’re viewing, you can search, preview (first 50 pages), and rent titles for up to 3 weeks.• Rent in 3 easy steps!• Don’t want to rent? No problem, select the Suggest a Purchase option and we’ll try and buy it for you.
  • 16. 1. Find the book
  • 17. 2. Select Request rental
  • 18. 3. Fill out the form Greenwich user ID and email address only
  • 19. IEEE-Wiley e-books for computing & engineering • Find them by filtering your Advanced Search results in IEEE Xplore • Full text access to all IEEE-Wiley eBooks titles copyrighted 1974-2012 • Separate PDF for each chapter Indicates subscribed content
  • 20. Looking for Health e-books?• Incredibly Easy e-books consists of 13 titles from the ‘Incredibly Easy’ and the ‘incredibly Visual’ series.• Titles are supplied in HTML format enabling sections and chapters to be saved to a computer or laptop.
  • 21. Health e-books in Dawsonera• You can access the Health titles we have purchased in Dawsonera from the eBook Catalogue• Books can be downloaded for 7 days• Access and view via them 24/7 from the portal on and off campus
  • 22. Looking for Business e-books?• Cambridge Books Online has a total of 981 titles including the Economics collection.• Oxford Scholarship Online comprises 433 titles from the Business and Management, and Economics and Finance subject collections.• Titles are supplied in PDF format enabling sections and chapters to be downloaded for a specified loan period to mobile and other devices. At the end of the loan period, the PDF files expire and are no longer accessible.
  • 23. Try Cambridge Books Online e-books• We have a total of 981 titles from the Economics collection, Film, Media, Mass Communication collection and titles published between the years 2006 to 2010 from the Sociology collection.• Titles are supplied in PDF format enabling sections and chapters to be downloaded for a specified loan period to mobile and other devices.• At the end of the loan period, the PDF files expire and are no longer accessible.
  • 24. Ask us about E-booksWe are here to answer your questions about e-books
  • 25. Find out more...• Visit our e-books web page at http://bit.ly/hQlKt9• Or you can open the web link on your phone or tablet by scanning the code opposite (if you have a barcode reader app on your phone).
  • 26. Images used• http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557450@N04/4009565888• http://www.flickr.com/photos/16857236@N03/2429126919• http://www.flickr.com/photos/49703021@N00/5377722580• http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557450@N04/4572991137• http://www.flickr.com/photos/62362408@N06/5681892195• http://www.flickr.com/photos/10021202@N05/5063379042• http://www.flickr.com/photos/38314728@N08/4040927469• November 2011 E-books Promotion Week picture of a student being helped by one of the Business Librarians at Greenwich Campus Library. Permission granted for use.

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