Q. Does the Library have ebooks that I can use?

Answer

Currently enrolled LACC students have remote 24/7 access to over 200,000 electronic books (ebooks).

Access the ebooks database here: EBSCO eBooks

Notes on Using EBSCO eBooks:

1) To search for books type in keywords that describes the material you are searching for such as “capital punishment.” You may also think of synonyms or other phrases and combine them with the OR search operator, such as "capital punishment" OR "death penalty". The quotation marks will search for that exact phrase.

*If you see that your search resulted few materials, look at the subject tab on the left of the screen to see how the system classifies the subject you are looking for. Scholar/authors may name your topic differently. Also, the search looks at the titles and subject of the books rather than within its pages. You may also change the dropdown to TX All Text Fields to search through the full text of the books.

2) You can read and search within the text of the book by clicking PDF Full Text.

3) If you want to download an ebook for offline use, you have to create an account on EBSCO eBooks. Once you have done so, you will check-out the book for 1-2 days. Download is really a digital checkout. Like above, you are able to search within the text as well.

4) Check User privileges to assess how many pages you are able to print or download from an ebook.

Example:

  • Publisher: Print/Save 100 Pages
  • Permissions: Copy/Paste Allowed
  • Concurrent User Level: Unlimited User Access

5) The citation tool can help you cite the ebook (double check the citation as they are automatically generated and there may be errors).

  • Last Updated Jun 22, 2020
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  • Answered By Katie Hamilton

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