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E-Book Guide

How to search for, download, and use e-books at Spalding University Library.

Definition and Overview

eBooks are online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation. eBooks available via subscription are renewed annually for the library to retain access. ​

eBooks offer a number of advantages over their print counterparts. Users can:

  • Download titles to mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, and Android Devices
  • Search within a book for specific words or phrases 
  • Save, print, or email chapters or sections
  • Copy and paste portions of text for easy access during the research process
  • Link to books or book chapters for easy reference or social sharing. Use permalinks to add an eBook into your course.
  • Save a list of favorite books to a personal book shelf
  • Generate or export citations to bibliographic management tools
  • Navigate between sections or chapters and the index via linking
  • Place holds on titles with limited simultaneous user licenses (though most titles are available for unlimited access)

If you’re interested in making a purchase of an eBook for the library collection, contact library@spalding.edu

From EBSCO's eBook LibGuide. For more information, please see: https://ebsco.libguides.com/ebooks

EBSCO eBooks