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What is an eBook or DigitalDownload? eBook - a digital file that you read on a computer or mobile device eAudio, Movies, & Music - digital files you listen to or watch on a computer or mobile device
Types of Digital Files Used withDigital Downloads eBook eAudio • EPUB • WMA • PDF • MP3 It was a • MOBI Movies dark and • Kindle • WMV stormy video night… Music • WMA music
Compatible Computers& Mobile Devices Windows PC Apple Mac BlackBerry iPad/iPhone/iPod Kindle Nook Sony Reader various other tablets, eReaders, MP3 players List of other compatible devices http://www.overdrive.com/ resources/drc/Default.aspx? type=ebook NOTE: each device is compatible with select file types
Who Can Read/Download eBooks? LSCS students, faculty, and staff with a LSCS ID/library card HCPLpublic customers with a HCPL library card
Where Can I View the eBookSources? HCPL.net LoneStar.edu http://hcpl.lib.overdrive • LSCS Libraries - Library .com/ Research Databases • E-Books & Audio Books http://www.lonestar EBSCO eBooks .edu/library/15176.htm http://lscsproxy.lonestar. edu/login?url=http://se arch.ebscohost.com/lo gin.asp?profile=ehost& defaultdb=nlebk
Harris County Public Library Digital Media Catalog LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or HCPL library card requiredTitles in the HCPL digital catalog are not available for online viewing. Theymust be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Many titles can betransferred from a computer to a mobile device The Digital Catalog contains approximately 14,000 individual titles, including: • eBooks • eAudio • Music • Video New titles are added every month. Mobile platform available for searching Mobile app available for direct downloads
EBSCO eBook Collection EBSCO eBooks titles are available for online viewing, and many can be downloaded to a computer then transferred to a mobile device. Formerly NetLibrary LSCS has approximately 26,582 e-books with the majority available from EBSCO. New titles are added every month. Most titles allow one user at a time, though a few titles allow three users. Mobile platform available Mobile app available for searching only
Gale Virtual Reference Library Requires an LSCS ID/library cardGVRL is available for online viewing only. No downloads. Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences.
Safari Tech Books Online LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or HCPL library card required Safari is available for online viewing only. No downloads. Electronic reference library for computer users, programmers, and IT professionals. NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit
STAT!Ref (Healthcare) Requires an LSCS ID/library cardSTAT!Ref is available for online viewing only. No downloads. An electronic medical library that enables users to cross-search more than 35 medical resources. Mobile platform available
Encyclopedia of Popular Music Requires an LSCS ID/library card EPM is available for online viewing only. No downloads. via Oxford Music Online Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
Naxos Music Library Requires an LSCS ID/library cardNaxos music is available for online viewing/listening only. Music is notavailable for download. 75,000+ tracks plus related text information about the musical works. Classical, jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music NOTE: requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later Limit of 25 simultaneous users for this resource. Mobile app available
Help with Downloading &Transferring Files LSC-CyFair eBooks & Digital Download Tutorial http://www.lonestar.edu/ library/15767.htm LSC-North Harris Video Tutorial HCPL Digital Media http://www.lonestar.edu/depart Catlog ments/libraries/nharrislibrary/eBo • Support/eBook Help ok_Collection.swf or http://www.youtube.com/watch • OverDrive – MyHelp ?v=hqY3Eug8sGM • OverDrive – Getting LSC-Tomball eBooks Access Started Guide http://www.lonestar.edu/ departments/libraries/ TomballLibrary/ebooks.pdf EBSCO eBooks • Help
References Text Images Michael Saperstein EBSCO eBook Collection http://lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login?url=http://search. Multimedia Selection Librarian ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=ehost&defaultdb= nlebk Harris County Public Library Harris County Digital Media Dorrie Scott Library Reference Librarian http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ Harris County Public Library Lone Star College–CyFair Branch IconArchive http://www.iconarchive.com/ Carol Steinmetz Lone Star College System Director of Automated Library Services psdGraphics Lone Star College System http://www.psdgraphics.com/ Stock.XCHNG http://www.sxc.hu/