What are e-books and how do I access them?
An e-book is an electronic book--one that is viewed on a computer or other electronic device rather than in the traditional paper format. Krannert Memorial Library has access to more than 87,000 e-books in several databases, which you can access from the library's E-Books list.
- Ebrary: A multidisciplinary collection of over 70,000 electronic books from a variety of top academic publishers. Most of the books in this collection can be downloaded to your computer and mobile devices, allowing you to read them offline.
- EBSCO Ebook Collection: Another multidisciplinary collection with approximately 17,000 titles available.
- Credo Reference Collection: More than 250 highly reliable reference works, including subject encyclopedias; dictionaries with pronunciation guides; art, science, and medical images; and atlases. The database
has several interactive features, such as customizable, exportable data tables.
- Gail Virtual Reference Collection: More than 70 reference books on a broad variety of topics, including
multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks,
company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized
reference sources. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography
and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests,
government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and
technology, and social sciences.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: An outstanding collection of 198 language and subject reference works
published by Oxford University Press, including Oxford Companions,
Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias, cross-searchable and covering a full
array of subjects from Art to Zoology.
- PsycBOOKS: Books and book chapters in the field of Psychology.
- Safari Books Online: 47 full text books for programmers and IT professionals.