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How do I go about viewing/ checking out a ebook from iueast

Last Updated: May 17, 2012  |  10 Views
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Ebooks can be accessed through our catalog, IUCAT - search by title or keyword.  Set ‘Library’ to ‘East’, and (if you only want ebooks) ‘Location’ to ‘World Wide Web’.  When you get your result list, click on a title to bring up the book record.  Then click on the URL labeled ‘EAST’ (the URLs for other campuses won’t work).

 

You could also search in individual ebook databases.  IU East subscribes to a number of ebook sources, but the largest are eBrary, EBSCO Ebooks, and Books 24x7. 

 

EBrary is the largest of those ebook collections, and very user-friendly, so I recommend starting with them.  Put in your keywords and search – when you open a book, it will rank each chapter by how often your keywords appear in it.  Uses the arrow buttons with the magnifying glass to jump forward and back to where your keywords are located in the book.

 

Let me know if you need more information or if I can be of any help in using these resources.

 

Cordially,

 

Matthew Dilworth

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    Problem Accessing Fulltext in the ERIC Database

     

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    Dear ERIC Community,

    In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents.

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    We are seeking to restore access to documents as soon as possible. In order to restore access to ERIC, we have to check every document to see if it contains personally identifiable information. Due to the quality of many of the documents, a large portion of the search has to be done by hand. This is a large undertaking and we are in the process of hiring a team to help restore access in a fast and responsive manner. We hope to get this team in place by late September and releasing large numbers of ERIC documents by the end of October. We will continue to release documents after that point on a rolling basis.

    To minimize the burden on our users, we will prioritize searching the documents that users request. If you would like to request a PDF to be returned online, please email ERICRequests@ed.gov with the record number (such as ED263102). Documents will be returned on a rolling basis and may take several weeks, but we are working as fast as possible.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience and want to thank you for bearing with us through this unexpected delay.

    The ERIC Team

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