Tag Archives: e-books

Research, No Anchovies: Using e-books

Written by Sandra Yaegle, Head of Public Services

This fall, the reference librarians are offering a series of informal workshops that we are calling Research, No Anchovies. The series covers basic resources on the Library website that EVERYONE should be familiar with. The purpose of these workshops is to give participants easy-to-use techniques that can be put into practice immediately to speed the research process.

The first session on September 5 covered OneSearch, LibGuides, the Full-text Journal Finder, and Interlibrary Loan. Twenty students were able to meet the reference librarians, ask questions, and learn time-saving research tips while enjoying a pizza lunch on the house.

As a result of the greater-than-expected turnout of the first session, the next workshop will be held in the Fountain View Room, located inside the Regent Ordinary. The focus will be on finding and using the Library’s e-books. The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 12:00 to 1:00. Come, enjoy a pizza lunch on us, and find out about the thousands of online books in the Library databases.

RSVP is not required but encouraged. To sign up, go to the events page on our Facebook group and choose “going” or “maybe” for any of our events that interest you.

New Scholarly eBook Collection

The Library has just purchased a subscription to eBook Academic Collection, EBSCO’s new collection of online books selected especially for university libraries. The collection currently numbers nearly 120,000 books, and new titles are added each month. University presses in the collection include Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard. Commercial academic presses include Elsevier, Brill, Sage, and Wiley. All titles are available with unlimited user access.

To begin searching eBook Academic Collection, click here. A tutorial on using EBSCO’s eBook collections is located on the Library YouTube channel.

 

Feedback Express — Eager for e-books!

Written by Melody Diehl, Assistant Librarian

Regent University students and faculty like the Library’s e-books! Here are a few comments we received on the 2013 Customer Satisfaction Survey requesting that the Library purchase more online books:

Feedback Express—150,000 e-books available from the Library

Written by Sandra Yaegle, Head of Public Services

We received quite a few questions and comments in the 2012 LibQual+® Library assessment survey regarding e-books. Here are some particulars about e-books that we would like to share with you.

Regent University Library provides access to over 150,000 e-book titles through seven online resources: