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Accessing e-Books: Getting Started

Guide on how to access LBCC Library's e-Books (affiliated with EBSCOhost eBooks).

Accessing e-Books

Welcome!

This guide help you access e-books from the E-book Central College Complete (ProQuest) database, EBSCOhost e-book database or the Gale Virtual Referece Library database.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.

Overview of e-Books

According to Nelson (2008), "...an e-book is an electronic book that can be read digitally on a computer screen, a special e-book reader, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or even a mobile phone.

Libraries and patrons are turning to e-books because there are some advantages to reading an e-book.  The advantages are listed below (Camosun College Library Libguides on Ebooks, 2011):

  • e-books can be accessed 24/7
  • the e-books are always available to you
  • e-books can be accessed from the Library, computer labs, or at home with your Student ID and Password (your last name)
  • contents of e-books are fully text searchable
  • no overdue late charges!

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