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eBooks   Tags: audiobooks, ebooks, ebrary, overdrive  

Everything you need to know to search for eBooks in our collections, including OverDrive or explore free eBooks on the Web.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to McQuade Library's eBooks Guide. McQuade subscribes to a number of ebook packages that provide you with access to tens of thousands of books online. Through these packages, you can read the ebook through the browser and a few alos permit downloading for offline reading or transfer to a device like a PDA or ebook reader. If you have any suggestions or comments about this guide, contact a McQuade librarian.


eBooks FAQs

What is an eBook?

the text of a book in a digital form.

    Origin: < e(lectronic) + book
    Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
    Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Ebooks can be read on
       1. Desktop computer screens
       2. Laptops
       3. Handheld devices
           Dedicated Ebook readers(Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, B&N's Nook, etc.)
           Smart cell phones
           iPod iTouch, Palm Pilots and organizers

    How do I find eBooks?

    Find eBooks using our NOBLE WebCatalog:

    • click on Advanced search
    • add to a Keyword Contains box:  electronic books

    Search our collections:

    How are eBooks accessed?

    All eBooks are are available online through the library's online catalog, or through portals for specific collections above, such as Overdrive.

    You will need your Mackcard barcode and library password  to download ebrary books or to borrow or download ebooks or audiobooks in the Overdrive collection or down.

    Can I use eBooks when I'm not on campus?

    Just search the catalog or use the links to particular collections on our database page.
    You may need to provide your Mackcard number and library password when requested.


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