November 29th, 2007

Ebooks @ the Capella Library

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. ebrary.jpg
4. You can even create your own “bookshelf” with all of your favorite books.

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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.credo.jpg

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!

Robin

Comments

Comment from Jennifer Alli
Time July 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I am using ebrary for the first time and I am not quite sure how to cite this source on my APA reference page, can you assist me with that by providing an APA example for the following:

Information Design. An introduction.
Show Table of Contents

Contributor: Pettersson, Rune
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Date: 2002
LC Call Number: P93.5 — .P475 2002eb
ISBN: 9781588113382
Subjects: Visual communication.,
Written communication.,
Communication — Psychological aspects.,
Electronic books. — local

Comment from Robin
Time July 28, 2008 at 8:32 am

Hi Jennifer:

I am not an APA expert, but my understanding is that you would cite the book as you would a print book. You would want to indicate it is the electronic version in brackets as you would for a when you cite an article based on a print source. See page 271 in your APA Publication Manual to see how this looks for a article based on a print source. I hope this helps! Let us know if you have other questions – Robin

Comment from Nikita Ziemer
Time September 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I need to know how to prepare an APA table of contents for a paper having a title page, table of cotnents, body, summary, conclusion, and reference pages. I have not been able to locate a table of contents in my APA manual.

Many thanks!
Nikita Ziemer

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