Compiled by Helga Vissscher, head McLure Education Library
Electronic Books come from many resources. Most people regard the e-Book as an electronic copy of the traditional book published in paper. Other items that populate the e-Book collection include published reports by research organizations and government entities. Some ERIC Documents in microfiche are e-books; some reside in other databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, and Gale Virtual Reference Library. The largest general e-book resource is the database ebrary: Academic Complete Other agencies provide their books and reports within such agencies as the National Bureau of Economic Research. Items from databases such as Dissertations and Theses also show up as e-Books.
E-books are easily divided by chapters, and can be downloaded as a complete book, or selected parts. This makes them ideal for linking to RESERVES for courses. Please let the McLure Education Library staff know if you plan to do this, so additional access can be acquired. Most e-books allow for one user at a time.
Ebooks allow you to open the item at your computer for immediate viewing. Like e-journals, e-books are produced by a variety of publishers and vendors, so the platforms vary; they can be searched and accessed alongside the print books in SCOUT, then set the Source Type to ebooks. They can also be searched on the E-Resources search page, the same location where you search for electronic journals. Databases such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online and Springer Link also offer books in electronic format.
Here are some titles relating to Education Research for your perusal, which come from a variety of resources:
Education: Meeting America’s Needs? Gale Virtual Reference Library (database)
Higher Education in the 21st Century, NBER
Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education e-brary
Learning in communities. Springer
Reading First implementation evaluation. U.S. Dept. of Education . online Gov. Doc. ED 1.2:R 22/14