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Faculty Guide to the Library

Find out what the library can do to help you save time and connect your students to expert research guidance.


How Are Books Added to This Collection?

Ebook Central is a big subscription package, though we do have the ability to purchase licenses for individual titles. This means that most of the books in here are part of one big package (as opposed to individually selected by the LSC librarians), and that books will leave the collection sometimes when their license is up.

Class Use

  • Books in this collection tend to be unlimited users, which is exactly what you want if you're going to assign a reading to all your students.
  • You can link to the over all book, as well as specific chapters or even a specific page.
  • You may download portions of the book as a pdf to post in your D2L classroom.
  • Be sure to use the permalink in the toolbar to link students to the text.


Checking the Licensing

When you click into a book record in Ebook Central, an "Availability" statement is shown before the summary. Because nearly all these books are part of the subscription package, you can expect to see a statement of unlimited user access.

Below that will be lines letting you know how many pages of the book you can download as pdf and print.

In Ebook Central, a statement of "availability" is shown before the book summary. You should expect to see "your institution has unlimited access to this book."