Wednesday 16 October 2013

e-books via ebrary

Screen shot of ebrary logo
E-books are proving to be an excellent and practical alternative to paper books, allowing greater access on and off campus to vital study materials 24 hours a day.  Ebrary is a fantastic new resource for students of all disciplines.  Paper is close to the heart of many, but ebrary makes it easy to access, use and annotate e-books and will win over many who previously avoided them.
Screen shots of ebrary subject areas
As part of their ongoing strategy to build collections Aberystwyth University libraries have invested in a one-year subscription to ebrary, adding 84,000 titles to the previous e-book holdings.  The ebrary collection includes not only electronic versions of books already on the shelf, but also a wide selection of items previously unavailable.
A friendly and intuitive interface allows you to easily search for an e-book and save it to your own bookshelf.  Reading the e-book is simple; you can navigate effortlessly via the table of contents, or jump to a page number, and there is also keyword search function. An excellent annotation tool allows you to highlight, bookmark and make comments which can be easily referred back to via a handy Notes tab.

screen shot of ebrary book resultE-books can be accessed directly from Primo whenever the Online access option appears, so rather than going straight to the shelf, why not sign into Primo and try the e-version?  Click View Online and Open source in new window (or Link to e-book if displayed).  You can print or download up to 60 pages of a title, guidance on how to access and print these e-books can be found at  Alternatively you can also access e-books from the platform directly at or via the Databases A-Z menu in Primo.

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