Answered By: Colin Magee Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020 Views: 444
WHAT IT IS:
eBooks on EBSCOhost is the library’s collection of over 40,000 electronic books, permanently-owned by the library, providing detailed information on a number of different topics. eBooks on EBSCOhost is an older collection of books – mostly from before 2012.
WHAT IT DOES:
eBooks on EBSCOhost is a collection of electronic books. Use it to find:
HOW TO SEARCH:
Use the search box to conduct a basic search. You can also browse by category (Fiction, History, Law, etc.) on the left side of the page under “Browse by Category.”
Tips: Use “Or,” “And,” and “Not” to get different results.
School OR violence will get you all results containing “school” or “violence.” More results.
School AND violence will get you all results containing “school” and “violence.” Fewer results.
School NOT violence will get you all results containing “school” WITHOUT “violence.” Even fewer results.
“School violence” in quotation marks will treat your search as a phrase – both words together.
Search results are sorted by relevance. Unless you specify otherwise, the database will try and find results that contain your search terms in the titles. You can further limit your search results by selecting a different facet on the left side:
Choose a range of dates for your search results. For example, you can show results published from the last 12 months, last 5 years, last 10 years, etc. Note that many books in eBooks on EBSCOhost are older than 2012.
Each book in the database has been “tagged” with different subject headings. For example, a book about school shootings might be tagged with “school violence,” “school shooting,” “school bullying,” etc. You can click relevant subjects and that will pull out all the books from your search results that are tagged with that specific subject heading.
READING A BOOK
Clicking on a title will open its record. You will need to click where it says “PDF Full text” to open the book on your screen.
Once the book loads on your screen, you will notice a menu on the left side. You can view an expandable table of contents on the left, or you can search within the entire text of the book by clicking “Search within.”
At the top, above the book, you can choose to save certain pages, send sections of the book through email (up to 10% of the book), print, or click “Cite” to access your bibliographic citation for the book. You would cite the article using MLA if it is for English 101 or English 102, and you would cite the article using APA for other classes.
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