A message from Michelle Anderson, Head of Library and Learning Resources at the University of Lincoln:
In a major development for library services at the University, I am delighted to be able to announce a significant addition to our collection of electronic library resources.
These electronic books can be accessed both on- and off-campus. They join our more modest existing collection of around 1,000 ebooks from MyiLibrary, with which you may already be familiar.
To put this development into context: 40,000 titles is more than 10% of our printed book collection!
How do I find the ebooks?
You can find all of the ebooks on our library catalogue, indexed by title, author, and subject, at:
Tip: try searching for a subject keyword + ebook
(e.g. journalism ebook or nursing ebook).
Or, you can search within the entire full text of all ‘ebrary Academic Complete’ ebook titles, via the University Portal, at: https://portal.lincoln.ac.uk/C9/C14/ebrary/
In both cases, to read the ebooks from off campus you’ll need to log in using network\username and password.
N.B. If it is not already installed on your computer, you will also need to download a special “ebrary Reader” plugin to read the ebooks.
Your feedback to us has indicated that improving the availability of library resources—key texts in particular—is one of your top priorities. In order to maximise your access to information resources, and make the best use of library accomodation, we have identified in our Library Strategy the need to move to a predominantly electronic library, while maintaining appropriate print collections.
By providing access to books in print and electronic formats, we will not only be able to improve your access to key resources, but also ensure that information is in context by integrating ebooks into Blackboard and making their use the norm within the virtual learning environment and learning landscape.
How can I find out more?
If you have any questions about these ebooks, or any of the other electronic library resources available at the University, please contact your Academic Subject Librarian who will be happy to help.
With best regards,
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