ebrary Update

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 30th, 2014

ebrary has a new reader interface.  While the search page and function remain unchanged, the eBook display screen has been updated, including  the eBook now being located on the right-hand side of the screen, table of contents on the left, as well as the inclusion of a handy citation generation button.


Screenshot of new ebrary reader.


ebrary also has available a guide and video demonstrating these new features.

Bluefire App: For Ebsco and ebrary

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 11th, 2014

bluefire_logoTwo of the library’s largest eBook collections, Ebsco Academic eBooks and ebrary, are now using the Bluefire app as their iOS eBook reader.

To read eBooks from either of these collections on your iOS device, please first download the Bluefire app.  After doing so, when logged into your Ebsco and/or ebrary account, one can then select and download titles to read within the Bluefire app.


Ebsco has created a video to explain the process from an Ebsco viewpoint – click HERE to watch the video.


ebrary has created a video to explain the process from an ebrary viewpoint – click HERE to watch the video.



By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 12th, 2013

Dear Encounters Class,

At the sage recommendation of Rev. Spencer the library just acquired a digital version of the Bhagavad Gita.

The link above will take you directly to this text (when on grounds).  This title can also be located in the library catalog, and as it lives in the ebrary ebook collection, can be found there as well.

Worth a mention: this ebook came with a 3-simultaneous user license.  You may wish to consider then, (as is approved by ebrary), downloading relevant chapters, up to 60 pages, and saving this as a PDF on the storage device/location of your choice so that others can access the title similarly.



Your (Top 3) Favorite Digital Library Collections

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 28th, 2013

The most heavily used digital collection this academic year was ebrary, with over 18,000 eBooks viewed.

Next up, and not far off in popularity, was ARTstor, with almost 15,000 searches.

And finally, the Ebsco suite of digital products collectively were searched over 6,700 times.

Way to research, Big Red!  The Library loves to support your academic interests, research and curriculum needs.


Ancient eBook: digital image by L. Laughy using background texture by Lenabem-Anna available under this Creative Commons license.

ebrary Co-Searched with Proquest

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 2nd, 2013

ebrary, a major supplier of Library eBooks (about 85,000 at the time of this post) is now automatically co-searched when using the Proquest periodical database.  Thousands of magazine, newspaper and journal articles from the 1800’s to today, searched simultaneously with 85,000 eBooks.  Level up!

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