Sunday, October 1, 2006

E-Book Catalog

With the launch of Empire State College's first integrated online library book catalog, students, faculty and staff can now search or browse seven full-text electronic book collections at once. No longer do you have to search multiple databases using different search screens to locate academic-quality electronic books within the library's collection.

The e-Book Catalog uses a modified version of the Ex-Libris Aleph library system which has been launched SUNY-wide. It allows you to simultaneously search or browse the citations of books and other materials in the following collections:
  • ebrary (30,000+ books)
  • netlibrary (13,000 books)
  • PsycBOOKS (500+ behavioral science books)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (60+ subject encyclopedias)
  • Oxford reference Online (150+ general and subject dictionaries and reference works)
  • SUNY Press Collection (460+ books)
  • Project Gutenberg (13,000+ public domain titles)
E-Book Catalog Basic Search:
E-Book Catalog
The catalog allows you to search or browse by title, author, subject or search all fields at once. In addition, the advanced search includes options for searching only a specific collection, or limiting the search by date or language. You can "mark" those items you want to look at and then look at that list of saved results later as long as you do this during the same browser session. If you have any questions about using this resource, there are links at the top of every page to access the Help documentation or contact a librarian using the "Ask a Librarian" link next to it.

To Search the Library Catalog:
  • Go to the library's home page (http://www.esc.edu/library).
  • Click on the "E-Book Catalog" link near the top left, under the "Books" section.
  • Search or browse by title, author, subject or all fields.
  • The catalog can also be accessed by typing this web address into your browser's address bar: http://www.esc.edu/bookcatalog

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