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Ebooks & Databases at Rosenberg Library in Galveston

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Transcript of Ebooks & Databases at Rosenberg Library in Galveston

Electronic Books and Databases
@ Rosenberg Library

Thank you
Presented by Amy Caton and Louise Kidder
for OLLI Workshop, Galveston Texas
August 8, 2013

What is an E-Book?
From the beginning
Types of E-Readers
Digital Rights Management
Where can I find E-Books?
Download from Library
Requires library card + Internet connection
How to find, download and return library E-Books
Electronic Books
HathiTrust Digital Library
Free e-books provided by the HathiTrust Partnership

Open Library
Free and borrowable e-books provided by the Internet Archive

Project Gutenberg
Free e-books and e-audiobooks provided by Project Gutenberg and affiliates

Available to check out or place on hold at all times

Available for reading for 2 weeks from check out

No renewals on E-Books from library

Required Hardware & Software
Computer, e-reader, tablet, or “smart” mobile device
Connection hardware as applicable
Computer software as applicable (e.g. Adobe Digital Editions)
Mobile apps as applicable
Adobe ID, which requires email for registration

Finding items through the library catalog
eBooks & downloads link within e-Library section
Finding items through the Overdrive app or website
Recognizing the status of an item
Logging into a user account
Using the Overdrive app or website to access an item
Downloading an item to a device
Returning an item
"a book composed in or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device" -Merriam Webster Dictionary
News Databases
Get news articles, editorials, obituaries, and more from the Galveston County Daily News.
Financial Databases

These are large-scale plans that include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
Research your family history with access to U.S. Federal Census records and other online archives.
Genealogy Databases
Other Databases
Gale Legal Forms
Freegal for music
Transparent Language Online
Chilton Auto Repair

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Library E-book Availability
Free E-books
Adobe Digital Editions
Step 1: Get Library Book
Step 2: Book delivered through WiFi
or delivered through USB
Step 3: Manage your Kindle
Adobe Digital Editions
America's News from NewsBank: 2002 - current
Newspaper Archive: Historical (pre-2002)
Use your Rosenberg Library card to create your account and enjoy free online subscriptions to more than a dozen popular magazines. No time limits or returns. Mobile apps are available.
Maps of Galveston and other Texas cities from the 1880's to 1950
Visit the library's website for even more!
Where to find library databases
Used by publishers and e-reader manufacturers to prevent unlicensed sharing of digital files, including e-books.
Purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online shops (such as Google Books)... even from a local independent bookshop!
E-Books @ Rosenberg Library
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