Friday, November 18, 2011

Trial Access to Ebrary's Academic Complete Through December 7: Over 70,000 Titles

To date the Cheng Library has purchased over 630 electronic books on the Ebrary platform. But Ebrary offers much more, and from now until December 7 students and faculty are invited to try Academic Complete, Ebrary's major collection for academic libraries. Containing over 70,000 full-text ebooks from more than 700 publishers, Academic Complete is one of the largest sources for high-quality ebooks. The Ebrary platform offers a variety of features for using ebooks, including:
  • Support for mobiles devices: iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader
  • Contextual linking across multiple online resources
  • The ability to create notes and highlight text within any ebook you use
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications
  • the ability to transform text into a hyperlink to a URL of your choice
  • Text-to-speech and other keyboard shortcuts to assist end-users with special accessibility needs
A brief online training video will provide you with a quick orientation to the Ebrary platform, and a two-page paper Quick Start Guide is also available online.

 We urge all students and faculty to give Academic Complete a try during the trial and let us know what you think. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian.

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