E-Books at the Leatherby Libraries

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Library CatalogDid you know that the Leatherby Libraries now has more than 150,000 e-book titles? They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7, and there’s no waiting to receive your book in the mail.

You may search Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

EBSCOhost_e-book_formats_smFor those titles offered by EBSCOhost’s e-book collections, you may choose to read books online (PDF Full Text) or offline (Download This eBook). Downloading is the same as checking out a book and has time limits for access. In addition, a newer e-book format, EPUB, has recently become available for current content.

Compared with the PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text format provides additional benefits, such as easy toggling between text and reference/index, compatibility with read-aloud technology for accessibility, and enabling to resize and reshape the text to fit the screen of user’s device with reflowable text. Don’t forget, if you need to cite your e-book, you may need to view the PDF Full Text version to retrieve the page number for some academic titles.

Once you enter the full text of an e-book, you may click on the arrows near the bottom of the screen to navigate through the book or click on the content links (left side of the screen) to be directed to specific sections or chapters. You can also search for terms within the full text of an e-book.

To download e-books to read offline for up to one week, you must first create a free My EBSCOhost account and install the free Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. View the EBSCO eBooks tutorial to learn more about downloading e-books from EBSCOhost.

For a complete list of Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page. Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

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Accessing E-Books Through the Leatherby Libraries

Sakina découvre «Le Petit Prince»
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Library CatalogDid you know that the Leatherby Libraries now has more than 150,000 e-book titles? They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7, and there’s no waiting to receive your book in the mail.

You may search Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

EBSCOhost_e-book_formats_smFor those titles offered by EBSCOhost’s e-book collections, you may choose to read books online (PDF Full Text) or offline (Download This eBook). Downloading is the same as checking out a book and has time limits for access. In addition, a newer e-book format, EPUB, has recently become available for current content.

Compared with the PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text format provides additional benefits, such as easy toggling between text and reference/index, compatibility with read-aloud technology for accessibility, and enabling to resize and reshape the text to fit the screen of user’s device with reflowable text. Don’t forget, if you need to cite your e-book, you may need to view the PDF Full Text version to retrieve the page number for some academic titles.

Once you enter the full text of an e-book, you may click on the arrows near the bottom of the screen to navigate through the book or click on the content links (left side of the screen) to be directed to specific sections or chapters. You can also search for terms within the full text of an e-book.

To download e-books to read offline for up to one week, you must first create a free My EBSCOhost account and install the free Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. View the EBSCO eBooks tutorial to learn more about downloading e-books from EBSCOhost.

For a complete list of Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page. Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Accessing E-Books through the Library

Sakina découvre «Le Petit Prince»
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Library CatalogDid you know that the Leatherby Libraries now has more than 150,000 e-book titles? They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7, and there’s no waiting to receive your book in the mail.

You may search Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

EBSCOhost_e-book_formats_smFor those titles offered by EBSCOhost’s e-book collections, you may choose to read books online (PDF Full Text) or offline (Download This eBook). Downloading is the same as checking out a book and has time limits for access. In addition, a newer e-book format, EPUB, has recently become available for current content.

Compared with the PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text format provides additional benefits, such as easy toggling between text and reference/index, compatibility with read-aloud technology for accessibility, and enabling to resize and reshape the text to fit the screen of user’s device with reflowable text. Don’t forget, if you need to cite your e-book, you may need to view the PDF Full Text version to retrieve the page number for some academic titles.

Once you enter the full text of an e-book, you may click on the arrows near the bottom of the screen to navigate through the book or click on the content links (left side of the screen) to be directed to specific sections or chapters. You can also search for terms within the full text of an e-book.

To download e-books to read offline for up to one week, you must first create a free My EBSCOhost account and install the free Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. View the EBSCO eBooks tutorial to learn more about downloading e-books from EBSCOhost.

For a complete list of Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page. Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Accessing E-Books Online

Sakina découvre «Le Petit Prince»
By Rgaudin (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Library CatalogDid you know that the Leatherby Libraries now has more than 150,000 e-book titles? They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7, and there’s no waiting to receive your book in the mail.

You may search Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

EBSCOhost_e-book_formats_smFor those titles offered by EBSCOhost’s e-book collections, you may choose to read books online (PDF Full Text) or offline (Download This eBook). Downloading is the same as checking out a book and has time limits for access. In addition, a newer e-book format, EPUB, has recently become available for current content.

Compared with the PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text format provides additional benefits, such as easy toggling between text and reference/index, compatibility with read-aloud technology for accessibility, and enabling to resize and reshape the text to fit the screen of user’s device with reflowable text. Don’t forget, if you need to cite your e-book, you may need to view the PDF Full Text version to retrieve the page number for some academic titles.

Once you enter the full text of an e-book, you may click on the arrows near the bottom of the screen to navigate through the book or click on the content links (left side of the screen) to be directed to specific sections or chapters. You can also search for terms within the full text of an e-book.

To download e-books to read offline for up to one week, you must first create a free My EBSCOhost account and install the free Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. View the EBSCO eBooks tutorial to learn more about downloading e-books from EBSCOhost.

For a complete list of Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page. Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Workaround for EBSCOhost E-Book Issue

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For those of you who have been frustrated by the intermittent problems accessing the e-book collections, please bear with us. Today, EBSCOhost has supplied us with a workaround. From the General Databases option at the bottom of the library homepage, click on the title eBooks on EBSCOhost.

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You will find short videos that explain how to access PDFs of e-books using Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Please know that your librarians are working hard to get full access restored.

E-Books Essentials

Sakina découvre «Le Petit Prince»
By Rgaudin (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Library CatalogDid you know that the Leatherby Libraries now has more than 138,000 e-book titles? They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7, and there’s no waiting to receive your book in the mail.

You may search Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

EBSCOhost_e-book_formats_smFor those titles offered by EBSCOhost’s e-book collections, you may choose to read books online (PDF Full Text) or offline (Download This eBook). Downloading is the same as checking out a book and has time limits for access. In addition, a newer e-book format, EPUB, has recently become available for current content.

Compared with the PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text format provides additional benefits, such as easy toggling between text and reference/index, compatibility with read-aloud technology for accessibility, and enabling to resize and reshape the text to fit the screen of user’s device with reflowable text. Don’t forget, if you need to cite your e-book, you may need to view the PDF Full Text version to retrieve the page number for some academic titles.

Once you enter the full text of an e-book, you may click on the arrows near the bottom of the screen to navigate through the book or click on the content links (left side of the screen) to be directed to specific sections or chapters. You can also search for terms within the full text of an e-book.

To download e-books to read offline for up to one week, you must first create a free My EBSCOhost account and install the free Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. View the EBSCO eBooks tutorial to learn more about downloading e-books from EBSCOhost.

For a complete list of Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page. Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Time Management for College Students

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We’ve all been there. You take a look at what needs to get done and realize that you have 36 hours of work to complete in a 24 hour span. You feel stressed. What can you do to avoid being caught in the pressure cooker of college life?

The Leatherby Libraries has come to your rescue with Christopher Vye, I. David Velch, and Kathlene Scholljegerdes’ wonderful book titled Under Pressure and Overwhelmed: Coping with Anxiety in College that provides some great ideas for taking the pressure off. Even better, you can access the text as an ebook. Simply click on the title in our post to see the book records. From there, select the connect to electronic book option. Once you have accessed the book, choose PDF Full Text.

In the book, Part Three: Managing Anxiety and Related Conditions: Solutions and Effective Approaches is dedicated to coping with the added stress of college on top of an already busy life. Chapter 10 is titled Time Management. It’s filled with tips and tools to make your life easier. It even has a time management matrix worksheet that you can use to help you think about the tasks that are urgent, not urgent, important, and not important. Don’t forget that time spent with family is important, and sometimes, time away from everything can be urgent. Give yourself some time to recharge your batteries.

Of course, you will want to check out some of the other chapters, such as Relaxation and Lifestyles Strategies or Making the Grade.

As always, keep your Brandman librarians in mind. We can help you save time with the research process, which means more time to spend on the things that are important to you. Once you get out of the pressure cooker, you can just relax.

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E-Books: A to Z

As the end of the Spring II session is fast approaching, borrowing books to be delivered to you might not be a feasible option. Why not consider locating e-books from our Leatherby Libraries collection?

Aside from a strong collection of e-reference materials available, the Leatherby Libraries subscribes to many databases providing access to scholarly e-book titles, as well. They are available to Brandman patrons 24/7 and no handling for returning required!

Check out the e-book collections listed on the Brandman University Library and Research Guide’s How to Find E-Books page. You will find a brief description to help you select a database to explore.

Library CatalogYou may also search the Leatherby Libraries Catalog for e-books on your topic. Make sure you specify E-Books as the material type (see the screenshot). Once you bring up the description of an e-book title from your list of results, click the link for “connect to electronic book” to access the full text.

For a complete list of the Library’s e-book collections, visit the eBook Databases page.

Note that each e-book collection offers a specific platform to navigate. As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance. Good luck on completing your research assignments!