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E-Books : Learn about them, where to find them: Overview

Learning about eBooks and where to find them.

What are eBooks?

eBooks or electronic books are book titles that are available to read from cover to cover online. The R.A. Williams Library subscribes to eBooks from various resources.

Library Databases

FYI -- be aware.

eBooks are now being included in library databases. Books, journals, and videos are merging together within databases.

 

Common Questions about eBooks -- Library related

Q: Can I download an ebook?

A: Currently eBooks offered through EBSCO and EBookCentral can be downloaded.

Q: How many people can check out the same title at a time?

A: It all depends on the licensing agreement of the company. In general, 1 user can check out a title at a time. There are some titles, however, that more than one user can view at a time. Just try viewing and if you get a message saying "in use" or something similar then check back later.

How to cite an eBook in APA style

Here is how to cite an ebook using APA style (6th ed):

 

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable]. doi:xxxxx

  • If the book was read or acquired through an online library (e.g., Google Books, ebrary, NetLibrary) and not on an e-reader device, omit the bracketed information from the reference.

The reference list entry for a chapter in an edited e-book should be written as follows:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In B. B. Editor (Ed.), Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. xxx–xxx). Retrieved from http://xxxxx

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In B. B. Editor (Ed.), Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. xxx–xxx). doi:xxxxx

  • If the e-book chapter does not have page numbers, omit that part of the reference.

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