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eBooks: I'm trying to get to this eBook...

See where to find eBooks at MCPHS. View recently added titles.

 

Where do I look?

  1. Check if there's link in your Blackboard course.
  2. Search by title in MCPHS Smart Search.
  3. Search by title in Books & Videos.

Tip: The easiest way to read an ebook in online in your browser.

Ok, but how else can I read it?

  1. Download (checkout) an ebook for a limited time.
  2. Print a section/chapter of an ebook.
  3. Read it through a publisher's app or mobile site.

I need assistance searching

That's what your librarians are for! Try these strategies and then reach out to the Reference Desk (chat, phone, in-person) for more help.

Search Suggestions

  1. Start at MCPHS Smart Search.
  2. Search by the first part of the title. You usually don't need the subtitle.
  3. The default search is keyword, but you can switch to title to narrow the results. 
  4. On the results page, make sure you're logged in (at the yellow bar at the top of the page that says "Welcome Guest."
  5. Click on Full-Text to get to the book. 

FAQs

Q: I got an error message that all the licensed copies are in use. What do I do?
A: Just like with a physical reserve book, this just means another student is currently using it. Work on something else for a while and then try again.

Q: I'm getting a warning message that I'm downloading too much. What do I do?
A: Stop trying to download multiple sections/chapters at once (including in different tabs or windows). Publishers might cut of access to a book completely if you keep trying.

Q: Can I read this book on my Kindle?
A: Kindle uses Amazon's proprietary format, and books that are sold or leased to academic libraries are not in that format. You might be able to download a section/chapter, format it into a PDF and then load it onto your Kindle.

Q: Can I read this book on my tablet or phone?
A: Most publishers have either mobile-friendly sites or apps for their books.

Tip: If a resource is acting weird, contact the Library so that we can troubleshoot it!

Fine Print

Academic publishers determine access limitations (printing, downloading, multiple users, etc.) and the policies vary between publishers. The MPCHS Library will always to get the best possible access options for our community.

I'm trying to get to this ebook...

Where do I look?

  1. Check if there's link in your Blackboard course.
  2. Search by title in MCPHS Smart Search.
  3. Search by title in Books & Videos.

Tip: The easiest way to read an ebook in online in your browser.

Ok, but how else can I read it?

  1. Download (checkout) an ebook for a limited time.
  2. Print a section/chapter of an ebook.
  3. Read it through a publisher's app or mobile site.

I need assistance searching

That's what your librarians are for! Try these strategies and then reach out to the Reference Desk (chat, phone, in-person) for more help.

Search Suggestions

  1. Start at MCPHS Smart Search.
  2. Search by the first part of the title. You usually don't need the subtitle.
  3. The default search is keyword, but you can switch to title to narrow the results. 
  4. On the results page, make sure you're logged in (at the yellow bar at the top of the page that says "Welcome Guest."
  5. Click on Full-Text to get to the book. 

FAQs

Q: I got an error message that all the licensed copies are in use. What do I do?
A: Just like with a physical reserve book, this just means another student is currently using it. Work on something else for a while and then try again.

Q: I'm getting a warning message that I'm downloading too much. What do I do?
A: Stop trying to download multiple sections/chapters at once (including in different tabs or windows). Publishers might cut of access to a book completely if you keep trying.

Q: Can I read this book on my Kindle?
A: Kindle uses Amazon's proprietary format, and books that are sold or leased to academic libraries are not in that format. You might be able to download a section/chapter, format it into a PDF and then load it onto your Kindle.

Q: Can I read this book on my tablet or phone?
A: Most publishers have either mobile-friendly sites or apps for their books.

Tip: If a resource is acting weird, contact the Library so that we can troubleshoot it!

Fine Print

Academic publishers determine access limitations (printing, downloading, multiple users, etc.) and the policies vary between publishers. The MPCHS Library will always to get the best possible access options for our community.

 

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