E-Books are the full content of books that have been converted to electronic formats. These books appear exactly as they would in print. The most appropriate citation method is to cite an E-book just as you would a print book. E-books are fully searchable, and some E-book vendors such as ebrary and E-books from Ebsco allow individualized options such as highlighting, saving favorites, and annotation tools. These services also allow for download to tablets and e-readers. To learn more information about these services, please contact the library.
Curry library will also have Kindles available for checkout to patrons. The Kindles have pre-loaded content, as well as the ability to allow individuals to download their own content from an Amazon or Overdrive account. Please contact Curry Library for more information about these services.
Ebrary contains over 70,000 fully digitized books from over 500 academic publishers with content in virtually all subject areas. E-books from ebrary may be read within a browser or through the downloadable e-reader compatible with PC and Mac. You may also download content using a free license of Adobe Digital Editions. E-books can also be read on tablets and compatible e-readers. Ebrary contains features such as highlighting, annotating, copy and print, and individual account sign-in.
E-books on Ebsco contains over 5,000 fully digitized books in many subject areas. The books in this collection have been chosen for purchase by faculty and library staff. This resource allows books to be read on a PC or Mac, and are downloadable, meaning no internet connection is required after initial checkout. Ebooks can also be downloaded to compatible devices including tablets and compatible e-readers through the Ebscohost App. This service allows the user to highlight, annotate, print, and save to individual accounts.
The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today it includes over 600,000 word entries. It is also a historical dictionary, the most complete record of the English language ever assembled. It traces a word from its beginnings (which may be in Old or Middle English) to the present, showing the varied and changing ways in which it has been used and illustrating the changes with quotations which add to the historical and linguistic record. This can mean that the first sense shown is long obsolete, and that the modern use falls much later in the entry. Once a word is added to the OED it is never removed; OED provides a permanent record of its place in the language.
This resource contains fully searchable critical subject-specific encyclopedias with over 26,000 full-text entries. Entries are available in PDF format and can be printed, saved, and emailed. Click on Title List within the resource to view titles included.