Celebrate National Library Week by checking out an ebook!

This week is National Library Week and to celebrate consider checking out some of our ebooks.  We have thousands of ebooks, and some of our bigger collections are listed below:

Ebook Central – 33,000+ books across all topics and growing by about 4,000 titles a year.
EBSCO eBook Collection – 23,000+ books across all topics.
Books 24×7 – 11,000+ computer and technology books. Log in using your NMU username & password.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project – a searchable collection of over 4,300 books in the humanities and social sciences including history, area studies, political science, religion, literature, and others.
PsycBooks – over 3,200 books dealing with psychology and psychiatry.
Stat!Ref – 37 books relating to medicine and healthcare.

Alternatively, you can always search the library catalog or OneSearch for ebooks.   For the catalog, simply click on the catalog tab on the library homepage and then click again on advanced search:

library homepage - catalog tab

From the advanced search screen simply type in some keywords on a topic of interest and choose the location NMU e-Resources.


e-resources location in catalog

If you are in OneSearch, simply restrict your topic search to books/ebooks and then the library location, NMU Electronic Resources.  All of these options are on the left hand side of the screen:

onesearch - limit to ebooks

Most book vendors will allow you to view an ebook online with no special software.  It will simply display in your internet browser.  However, if you want to download the book, security restrictions will require you to use Adobe Digital Editions, which can be downloaded from Adobe’s site.  You know you will need Adobe Digital Editions if the file name you download ends in .ascm, as opposed to .pdf.   Simply install and open Adobe Digital Editions and then drag the file onto the open program.  Voila! Your ebook will appear and be available to you for a period of days (depending on the vendor).

So celebrate the 21st century library by checking out an ebook today!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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