You can also use the search box on the library homepage to start finding books or ebooks.
If you know the title of a book, enter it into the search box, or type in key words to find a book on any subject.
Example: Search for "Florida Ecology"
To find books in the collection, under "Resource Type" on the left filter list, choose "Books." This will come up with a list of both physical books and ebooks. If you need just physical books, choose "Macdonald-Kelce Library Items" under the "Availability" list.
If you want just ebooks, choose "Ebooks" from the top menu next to the search box.
Use other filters found on the left hand side of the page such as dates and subjects to help you narrow down your search.
Each ebook database allows you to read the full-text ebook within the database interface on most desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Most ebooks are navigable by a Table of Contents, usually found on the left hand side of the screen. For full functionality (annotating, highlighting, bookmarking etc.), you will need to create a separate account with each database.
Keep in mind that some platforms don't allow you to download the entire ebook file to your computer. Some allow for chapter by chapter downloads or sending a chapter via email.
If you wish to download an ebook in EBSCO (link below) you will need to download Adobe Digital Additions to your home computer. Note: Adobe Digital Additions is not available on the Library's computers. EBSCO will only allow you to save or email up to 6 pages of an e-book at one time.
If you have trouble navigating any ebook platform, please chat with us, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come visit us in person.
Not yet. Although the Kindle can read .pdfs if you save them from the database and then upload them to the Kindle.
(NOTE: Many free works are available as .PDFs. To get a .PDF document on your Kindle, first save the document to your computer. Then, connect your computer and Kindle with the USB cable and save the documents to the Kindle.)