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WAMS Research Guide: eBooks

Tutorials and links to help you navigate the research process successfully.

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Access to these eBooks requires usernames and passwords which are available in your Student Assignment Pad or from any Media Center staff.

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What are eBooks?

EBooks are "electronic books", meaning they are digital or "online" books.  They could be digital versions of print books or original digital books not available in print.

There are MANY digital formats for eBooks in use today.  Many use the standard, open EPub format, but others, like Amazon, have their own special eBook format which is only viewable on their Kindle devices or with a special Kindle app downloaded to other devices.

WAMS has 3 collections of eBooks  (see the links in the Useful Resources box on the left)

     1. FollettShelf eBooks - collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks accessible via our Destiny online catalog or directly from our FollettShelf web site.  These eBooks can be accessed and checked out from any computer or mobile device*

     2. Enslow eBooks - another collection of nonfiction eBooks accessible via our Destiny online catalog or directly from our Enslow web site.  These eBooks can be accessed and read from any desktop or laptop computer.

     3. Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) eBooks - a large collection of reference eBooks (encyclopedia sets and individual reference books.)  These eBooks can be accessed and read from any computer or mobile device*

*see Resources box on this guide for links to more information on requirements and apps needed for mobile devices