August 30, 2012

New Academic EBook Collection now available

The Alloway Library is now providing access to a new academic collection of ebooks via the Electronic Library Network (BC) They can be accessed at:

EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection 

For title list see: EBSCO Academic e-Book Title Lists

Later in the semester the individual ebook titles will be added to our Library catalogue.

EBSCO’s eBook Academic Subscription Collection contains over 70,000 full-text ebooks representing a broad range of academic subject matter — from business and science, to engineering and humanities. Additional titles are added each month at no additional cost.

Highlights (June 1, 2012):
  • Over 76% of titles are from core academic publishers.
  • 79,168 titles in total 
  • All titles are unlimited use
  • Most titles (over 88%) are downloadable
  • 32,654 titles from 2007 forward 
  • 19,162 titles from 2009 forward 
  • 1,994 2011 titles 
  • 498 publishers
  • 67 university presses
  • 25,535 university press titles
  • eBooks fully integrated into EBSCOhost; users can search across EBSCO eBooks and databases, retrieve integrated search results, and access content through the same platform
  • Flexible print and download options: print or save a page, page range, or chapter as a PDF; download entire eBook for use offline.
  • Simple Permalink (durable URL) functionality at the title, page, or chapter level for linking from electronic course packs and other sources.


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