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Orientation to the Shepherd Media Center   Tags: databases, destiny, dewey, ebooks, hanna, library, orientation, research  

An overview of the resources available to the students and teachers at the Shepherd Media Center.
Last Updated: May 13, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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All about eBooks

We have access to hundreds of ebooks in our library catalog and via other databases.

eBooks for Students and Families

ebook  The eBook Revolution is Here! 

eBooks are copies of books that you read on a computer. If you see the above icon in the library catalog it is an eBook that can be read online at school or at home. 

To read an eBook:

1. Click on "Read It" next to the title.

2. Click "Open" to read the book from your current location without checking it out or click on "Check Out".

3. You have to be logged in to check out an eBook. When you check out an eBook it counts towards your book limit.

4. When you are done reading the eBook, click on the Backpack Icon to return it.

You can read an eBook online without checking it out or being logged in. Remember that when you are reading an eBook, nobody else can read that copy unitl you return it.books


eBook Features

eBooks have many features that traditional paper books may be missing:

  • You can search through the text for a specific word or phrase
  • You can currently carry eBooks with you on your laptop or smartphone
  • You can shrink or enlarge the text size
  • You can add digital bookmarks
  • You get instantaneous delivery  

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