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Ebooks - Finding and Using

Introduction to ebooks and how to find them through Temple Libraries (restricted) and public sources

What is an ebook?

Ebooks are most often the same as print books but in digital form. A smaller number are greatly enhanced with links and graphics. Some are used on readers (like Kindle and Nook) that allow for annotations, bookmarking and underlining. Although most books, past and present, are only available in print, the number of books in ebook formats is vast and worth your while seeking out if you need immediate access to a particular title, a topic or a subject field.

Most ebooks have restricted access, so you need to go through an institution like Temple or the public library to get to them if you do not want to buy or rent them for yourself.

Ebooks in academic libraries

What are ebooks in academic libraries? How do they work? Why are they different? Watch this short video to find out.

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