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EBooks: OhioLINK EBC

A guide to the electronic books collections available through the BGSU Libraries.

OhioLINK EBC Scholarly & Reference Collection Quick Facts

(also see OhioLINK EBC American & English Literature Collection)

Coverage: 1922 to present
Users: Unlimited simultaneous users
Contains: Reference books (published by ABC-Clio, Gale and Sage since 1989; over 5,000 titles), scholarly monographs (published by Oxford University Press since 1998; nearly 10,000 titles), and science, technology and medical titles (published by Springer, most since 2004; over 55,000 titles)
Best for: Reference; business; computer science & mathematics; economics; education; engineering; medicine, health & nursing; philosophy & religion; political science & government; psychology; sciences
Download Chapters only, limit on number of chapters
Printing: Use the “print view” link while viewing a chapter or section to print that chapter or section. Springer titles are available in pdfs
Compatible Devices Any that can read PDF files

Anatomy of an EBC Scholarly & Reference Book

A: From individual eBook record, search box allows for searching within a book.

B: Flip the pages by clicking the paging arrows.

C: Click on "Persistent Link" to display the url you would bookmark or save to return to this title.

D: Click on "Print View" to display the chapter you are reading in a printer-friendly format. Springer books will give you a pdf.

E: Use the Table of Contents links to jump to a chapter, or use the plus sign to view the chapter headings.

F: Paging arrows appear on both the top and bottom of the screen.

Details

If you use the advanced search feature, you can limit to books by specific publishers.

ABC-CLIO
Type of material: reference books
Number of titles: 637 titles
Dates of publication: 1989-present
Sample title:
- "Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival and Freedom in a New World"

Gale
Type of material: reference books
Number of titles: 93
Dates of publication: 2007-present
Sample title:

- “Encyclopedia of American Industries”

Oxford Scholarship Online
Type of material: scholarly religion, philosophy, economics and political science books
Number of titles: nearly 10,000
Dates of publication: 1998-present
Sample title:

- “Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship"

Sage
Type of material: reference books
Number of titles: 101
Dates of publication: 2008-present

Springer
Type of material: scholarly science, technology and medicine books
Number of titles: over 55,000
Dates of publication: 1922-present (most after 2004)
Sample title:

- “Name Reactions: A Collection of Detailed Reaction Mechanisms”