Thursday, April 29, 2010

E-Books Galore!

Almost 50 titles from our short-loan collection are now available in e-book format! To see the list of titles go to our Catalogue page and click on the SPD E-books icon.

You'll also see an 'ebook available' label on print versions of available titles to alert you. The e-books are viewed through your web browser and offer some handy functions:
  • word/phrase searches
  • export references to a RefWorks account
  • ReadAloud tool for users with impaired vision
  • download a title for up to 7 days for offline access
  • copy/print within copyright limitations
  • staff can link directly to an ebook from Moodle
With these titles we hope to increase accessiblity of core titles for St. Pat's students and staff:
  • when you're off-campus
  • outside of Library opening hours
  • if all print copies of a book are out on loan
  • if you have your full quota of books out
  • and there's no fines!
All the titles require you to login whether on or off campus. For staff this is their novell login while for students it is their normal login (as used for everything Moodle, email etc.). If you don't know your login details please contact IT support.

If you would like a run-through of the format please contact or ask for Ben or Ronan at the Library Information desk.

Our thanks to the Quality Promotion Committee for their support of this initiative.