Ebooks @ the Capella Library
I know when I first heard about electronic books (ebooks) I thought, why would I want to read a book on a computer screen? Yuck!
Well I have really “come around” in regards to ebooks, especially for academic work and here is why:
1. Immediate access to the book, it does not need to be checked out or returned and it is never overdue!
2. You can search the entire text of a book for the words or concepts you want to find. In a print book you need to rely on the table of contents or index to find the part of the book that has the information on your topic.
3. Just like print books you can electronically mark and highlight passages for later recall.
4. You can even create your own “bookshelf” with all of your favorite books.
So how do you get to the over 65,000 ebooks in the Capella Library?
You start at the Databases A-Z link from the Library Web site. Our four electronic book databases are called ebrary, NetLibrary, PsycBOOKS and Credo Reference. Both ebrary and NetLibrary have books on many different subjects. PsycBOOKS has books that focus in the area of psychology, including the Encyclopedia of Psychology. Credo Reference has reference books such as encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries.
Again, we have about 65,000 ebooks, however remember if we don’t have a book in our ebook databases we can also get the print book for you through Interlibrary Loan.
So take a minute and check your topic of interest in our one of our ebook collections! Of course as always if you have further questions on ebooks or any other library resource call 1-888-375-8221 or Ask A Librarian!