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How to Find eResources

Learn about finding library eresources.

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Find eBooks

ACAP library subscribes to more than 50,000 ebooks.

  • Ebooks come in collections from different suppliers and are supported on different platforms such as Proquest Ebook Central or Cambridge.  Some ebooks have limited licenses such as 3 concurrent users only.
  • Some are controlled by Digital Rights Management (DRM), which limit how many times an Ebook can be viewed and downloaded. 
  • Some publishers place restrictions on how many pages can be downloaded or printed.  

eBooks can be accessed by:

eBook databases will let you:

  • Print and copy portions
  • Search within text
  • Easily browse content
  • Create your own eshelves.

Some additional advantages of ebooks:

  • Ebooks are available immediately. 
  • Chapters from ebooks can be downloaded in PDF and read aloud with a screen reader.
  • Unlike print books, ebooks can never be overdue and you do not get fined for late returns.

How to Find eBooks?

Watch a librarian search for ebooks using MultiSearch and eBook Central or print the instructions.

How to use ebooks

Ebook functionality varies between databases or platforms. As well as full-text searching and reading online, most platforms offer the ability to download some or all of the book to a variety of mobile devices. Some also offer features such as text highlighting or annotating.

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