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The MUM Library recently subscribed to an ebook service, giving access to over 132,000 ebooks and doubling the size of the Library’s book collection.

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The ebooks are readable in any web browser and cover the entire range of subject matter, from art and business to social science and technology.

The titles are from leading university presses, such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, and Harvard University Press, as well as from academic publishers such as Elsevier, Sage Publications, and Wiley.

The books can be accessed via the Library’s website at http://portals.mum.edu/library. Remote users will need to log in first and then select EBSCO Ebooks Search from the listing of accessible resources.

One can search by subject, author, and/or title, as well as use boolean operators. It’s also possible to limit searches by date, language, and whether a download is available. Many of the books can be downloaded to mobile devices.

Patrons needing help searching the collection can contact the reference librarian Martin Schmidt at the reference desk, or dial ext. 3733.

The ebooks are provided by EBSCO, which offers a wide range of database services to libraries.

Jim Karpen

Jim Karpen Dr. Karpen is a writer by trade, with a special focus on technology. He has a Ph.D. in English and studied the impact of the computerization of language. In addition to writing for iPhone Life magazine, he has also been writing a column about the Internet for the Iowa Source since 1994. He also edits and publishes the MUM Review.

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