A. It's just that-- a book that has been specially formatted so that people can get to it and read it on a website with a Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and other stuff you use to access the Internet). The result is just as many words, but fewer paper cuts. Ebooks are provided by suppliers , the same way print books are provided by publishers. These suppliers format the books and run the websites where these books are found.
Search for the book you want in the catalog, either by keyword (general association), title, author, or subject. If one of your search results is an eBook, the words " [electronic resource] " will appear somewhere in the results. Under the field for " CALL # " it will be listed as a " NetLibrary Electronic Book ".
Once you've clicked on the book in your search results, it will take you to a different screen, which shows the eBook's record-- it's full title, its author, its publisher, and also the library's holdings. Click the link that says, " J EFFERSON C OLLEGE ELECTRONIC BOOK, CLICK TO ACCESS . " You won't be able to access other college's eBooks.
Congratulations! You're in our NetLibrary site. You should see something similar to the image on the right-- it will have the title of the book, the name of the author, and an image of the front cover. Click on "View this eBook" to open it up and start using it!