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Downloading & Using Library eBooks   Tags: ebooks, mobile app  

This guide provides tips on how to read and annotate the Library's eBooks online and outlines steps to download eBooks so that they can be read offline.
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How to Use the Library eBooks - Guide Contents

Now that nearly one-quarter of the Library's book collection is electronic, it is more important than ever to be aware of these e-resources and know how to use them effectively. Ebrary, EBSCO eBooks, Credo Reference, and Gale Virtual Reference Library are the Library's four largest eBook collections. Look under their tabs for information on how to search them and make use of their special features when reading them online. The last four tabs outline the information needed to download the eBooks and read them offline.


    eBooks - Quick Search

    Search for an eBook in the ORU Library catalog


    Comparison of Number of eBooks & Paper Books in ORU Library

    In other words, nearly one quarter (24%) of the monographic collection is electronic.


      eBooks Accessible via the Library Catalog

      eBooks Accessible via the Library Catalog 
      ebrary                85,113
      EBSOhost eBook Collection    11,929
      Credo Reference    637
      Gale Virtual Reference Library   162
      Books@Ovid (American Nursing Association)                              19
      Other eBooks 3,850
      Total 101,691

      Data originally collected April 19, 2013.

      Update: As of April 2015, the ORU Library provides access to 143,000+ eBooks.


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