Library Acquires 70,000 E-books

The library is pleased to announce that we have acquired a collection of approximately 70,000 e-books from over 500 trusted academic publishers. The Academic Complete collection from ebrary contains a broad and deep selection of e-books in all academic subject areas. Ebrary recently added over 16,000 multidisciplinary e-books from Ashgate Publishing Group, Brill Academic Publishers, Harvard University Press, JohnsHopkins University Press, Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Michigan Press, and other leading publishers. The ebrary interface is an improvement over some of the e-book interfaces we used in the past. Key features and benefits of the ebrary platform include:

  • Several users can access a book at the same time (multi-user access)
  • Available any time through any web-enabled device including the iPad
  • Links to additional information in the library and on the web
  • Notes and highlights that are automatically stored on a personal bookshelf
  • Ability to copy/paste and print text with automatic citations and URL hyperlinks back to the source
  • Personal bookshelves with moveable folders that can be shared with others
  • Multiple options for searching, navigating, and browsing
  • ADA 508c compliant content, text-to-speech, and other accessibility features

Some features require that a user create a personal log-in so that the system can save favorites, notes and highlights. We are told that the ability to download books to portable devices will be coming soon. You may access the collection from the Hope College Academic Complete web page which is listed in the A-Z Database list under both Academic Complete and ebrary. Records for each title are also in HopeCAT. For additional information on functionality you can check out one of these guides:

Please contact a librarian if you have questions.ebrary

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