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E-books: About Ebooks

Individual e-book titles can be found on subject pages.

What are Ebooks? Why Use Them?

An ebook is a book that exists in electronic format. It is also known as an electronic book or digital book. It may or may not have existed in print format. 

  • Ebooks are available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

  • Most ebooks allow more than one person to use them at the same time.

  • Ebooks have no overdue fines or replacement costs.

  • Walker LIbrary has ebooks from notable publishers such as academic and university presses, Oxford, Springer, Elsevier, etc.

  • All ebooks are included in the  library's catalog and JEWL search just like print books. 

  • You can search within content of ebooks to locate information quickly.

  • You can download chapters and sections for offline reading.

  • You can read ebooks on many devices, including: computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, e-readers

  • Links to many ebooks may be embedded in course management software.

  • Ebooks allow you to expand the font size or change the page layout. 

(  Adapted from Coastal Carolina University)

Ebooks at Walker Library

Walker Library provides access to thousands of academic ebooks on many differnet platforms for MTSU users. However, there are some differences between these and ones you buy for your personal e-reader or mobile device. Ebooks accessed through Walker Library may have some restrictions.

Just like journal articles are found on different platforms. Each platform may have its own set of rules for how to access, read, print or download.  Some platforms may require you to "check out" a book to download it for offline reading.  Some allow only one user at a time. This means a book you want may be in use and unavailable. 

 Just search the catalog  (choose Ebooks in Material Type) or JEWL search (limit to books) to locate ebooks. 

(Adapted from Coastal Carolina University)

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