2. Discovering E-books: What is an e-book?
An e-book, or electronic book, is a book that can be viewed on an electronic
display. You are probably familiar with Kindle (Amazon.com) and NOOK (Barnes &
Noble) and may even own one. These devices are just one way in which e-books are
E-books come in many different formats:
E-books may exist in multiple versions of the above formats...including from
the same vendor. The majority of the e-books available via the OSU Libraries
fall into the first two categories.
E-books are available covering most subject areas. While some of OSU's
e-books are in subject-specific databases, other e-books are available through
interdisciplinary or general databases.
Features of OSU Libraries e-books:
|Search the full-text of an e-book. Find exactly what you need within
seconds - faster than using an index. If you are using an
e-book database, you can search the full text of many books at once.
|E-books are available 24/7/365. While some e-books are available to
a single user, many are available to multiple users. You can
use off-campus, signing in with your name.#.
|Some e-books allow printing, copying text, translating, saving
information, and more. Some of these actions may require a special
software/plug-in or setting up a free account.
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