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Using Ebooks at JCKL

JCKL offers hundreds of online books from several different providers. Each ebook provider has different requirements and ways of viewing the books. The following chart describes the characteristics of individual providers.

  Safari Tech Books
Library Access

Searches will retrieve results from the JCKL portion of the NetLibrary collection.

Access from A-Z List and individual Quest records.

Off-campus access is available.

Similar to WorldCat, but contains ebook entries. Provides access to content that JCKL owns.

Access from A-Z List and from FirstSearch.

Off-campus access is available.

JCKL has access to over 800 ebooks online.

Access from A-Z List only.

Off-campus access is available.

JCKL has access to several hundred books.

Access from A-Z List in ‘Ebook Collection’ or Reference Universe.

Off-campus access is available.

Access to the most current three years only.

Access from A-Z List and individual Quest records.

Off-campus access is available.

JCKL has access to over 227 reference books online.

Access from A-Z List only.

Off-campus access is available.

Viewing the Ebook

On the results list, click ‘View Details’ under the title to view the ebook for 15 minute intervals.

Only one user can view the ebook at a time.

If the record shows that UCM owns the ebook, then click on the link to view the ebook.

Varies by vendor.

On the results list, click on ‘Table of Contents’. Click on a chapter to view that section or ‘enter the book’.

Multiple users may view the ebook at the same time.

On the results list, click on a title. A new window will open with the ebook. You can go to a specific page or browse by chapter.

Multiple users may view an entry at the same time.

On the results list, click on title and browse sections by table of contents. Can search for text within books.

Two users can use a book at a time.

On the results list, click on an entry to view the text.

Multiple users may view an entry at the same time.

Checking Out the Ebook
You may check out the ebook for 4 hours.
Varies by vendor.
Checkout is unavailable.
Checkout is unavailable.
Checkout is unavailable.
Checkout is unavailable.
Printing, Downloading, and Emailing

Printing is available.

Email is not available.

Downloads are not available.

Varies by vendor.

Printing is not available.

Email is not available.

Downloads are not available.

Printing is available.

Email is not available.

Downloads are available.

Printing is available

Email is available.

Downloads are not available.

Can put notes on individual books, sections.

Printing is available.

Email is available.

Downloads are not available.

Citation Finder
Provides a basic citation of the work, but not available in special formats.
Varies by vendor.
Provides a basic citation of the work, but not available in special formats.
You can obtain a citation in MLA, Chicago, APA, or Harvard formats.
Provides a basic citation of the work, but not available in special formats.
You can obtain a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago , and other formats

 

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04-26-2007
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