Resource Search checks for the keywords you entered in the search box not only in the titles and abstracts but also the full-text of the entire book. This can be helpful when trying to locate relevant passages from a book or book chapters. Sometimes your results may list titles that are not relevant to your search because one of the keywords appeared in the full-text of the book but not in the context for what you were seeking.
Search Tips for locating e-books in Resource Search.
1. If looking for a specific title, put the title of the book in quotes. (e.g. "Taming of the Shrew")
2. To see a list of current books published on your topic, use the date facet along the left side of the screen to narrow to the last 5 or 10 years. We do not recommend sorting by date at the top of the screen as you will lose the relevance rankings.
The Library subscribes to several ebook packages. Resource Search searches all of the ebook packages simultaneously. You can also search ebook packages individually on their native platform by using the links below..
The eBook Academic Collection database has ver 180,000 eBooks in the collection. Over 95% have unlimited users (more than one person can access the eBook at the same time). The eBook Collection database includes all EBSCOhost individually bought titles and all titles from the eBook Academic Collection database. Some of the EBSCO subject databases also contain eBooks.
Print restrictions apply. Number of pages that can be printed from a book vary by title but range from 10-100 pages.
An eBook can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Loan period is 7 days.
Adobe Digital Editions is the recommended software to view an eBook on a laptop or computer in an offline environment. Bluefire Reader is the recommended software to view an eBook on a mobile device in an offline environment. To download an eBook, users need to set up an EBSCO Account.
You can search for EBSCO eBooks using Resource Search or by searching on the EBSCO eBook collection database.
You can share a link to an entire eBook or a chapter in an eBook using a permalink. For the chapter, the link is to the entire book but will jump to a specific chapter.
1). Under Tools, click on permalink on the right side of the page.
2). Copy the permalink URL that appears above the title. The permalink includes the Library proxy prefix so it can be accessed by individuals off-campus with their Falcon Key credentials.
1). Click on Table of Contents.
2). Click on the chapter to be used.
3). Click on Permalink on the toolbar towards the top of the screen & copy the URL in the Permalink box.
The JSTOR eBook collections contains over 57,000 eBooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform. All JSTOR eBook chapters are available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. They work just like the journal articles on JSTOR, with unlimited simultaneous use, PDF downloads, and printing, and no need to log in or use special software and there are no limits on chapter downloads or printing.
These eBooks offer high-quality content from leading academic publishers from around the world, including university presses, public policy organizations, and independent presses.
You can search for JSTOR eBooks by searching on the JSTOR platform.
To search on JSTOR, go to the advanced search and under Narrow By check Books.
NOTE: JSTOR's stable URL does not include the Library proxy prefix which is needed so Fitchburg State affiliates can access the eBooks off-campus using their Falcon key credentials. You will need to append the Library proxy to the front of the URL before adding it to Blackboard or sending the link to off-campus users.
The Library's proxy prefiix is http://ezproxy.fitchburgstate.edu:2048/login?url=
An example of a stable URL for an eBook in JSTOR is https://www.jstor.org/stable/2929597. Once you add the proxy prefix the stable URL would be http://ezproxy.fitchburgstate.edu:2048/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/2929597
1). If results take you to the landing page for an eBook, the stable URL for the eBook is located in the middle of page. Remember to add the Proxy prefix to the front of the URL.
2). Click on a chapter title to find the stable URL for a specific chapter in an eBook. Remember to add the Proxy prefix to the front of the URL.
1). Go into your Blackboard course, select or create the Content Area where you want to embed the eBook. Click on the Build Content drop-down then click on Web Link under the Create column.
2). Add in the required information. Copy/type in the eBook title into the Name Box and paste in the perma link/stable link from the database into the URL box.
Note: Make sure the URL includes the library's Proxy prefix. Some databases include the Proxy prefix in the link they provide. For other databases, you need to add the Proxy prefix to the front of the URL the database provides.
3). Scroll down to enter additional optional information, if any, you want to add. Optional fields you can include are:
For this example, a brief description of the eBook was added into the Description box.
4). Click the Submit button to save the Web Link.
5). You should now see the eBook Web Link item displayed. Click on the link to make sure it connects correctly. Tips:
In this example, the student will see the name of the eBook and the description. When they click on the item, off campus students will be prompted to login with their Falcon Key then go directly to the eBook. On campus students will connect directly to the eBook.