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ebrary - Search, Find and Use EBooks: About

What is ebrary?

ebrary offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.

Subject Coverage

  • Business & Economics
  • Computers & IT
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technology
  • History & Political Science
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary & Area Studies
  • Language, Literature & Linguistics
  • Law, International Relations & Public Policy
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical
  • Nursing & Allied Health
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology & Social Work
  • Religion, Philosophy & Classics
  • Sociology & Anthropology

Key Features of the ebrary Platform

For Patrons

  • Clear user permissions for books, intuitive navigation, and streamlined key tasks with the new online Reader.
  • Ability to download books to your laptop, tablet or phone (iOS and Android) for offline reading.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating.
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications.
  • Compatibility with screen readers and other assistive technology for patrons with special accessibility needs.
  • Catalog search and bookshelf interface available in multiple languages, with the new online Reader to follow by Q4, 2014. Patrons may choose between English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish, with additional languages in the works.

For Librarians

  • Compatibility with a range of discoverability and technology services including Summon.
  • Free on-demand MARC records.
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statics that show how content is used while protecting end-user privacy.
  • Unique ability to upload and integrate a library’s own digital content with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast).
  • Order directly through ebrary or through leading book vendors including YBP.

Live Webinars & Recordings

Register to attend a live training session or access on-demand recordings of past training sessions.

ebrary Training Videos

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