New EBSCHOhost eBooks added to Reynolds Library collection

my paris kitchenReynolds Library has recently added new fiction, cooking and self-help titles to the existing EBSCOhost eBook collection.

These titles can be read in your browser, or downloaded to your computer, tablet, phone or other mobile device.

Popular titles include:

wiohb imageNeed help with using or downloading these titles? Check out these research guides for more information.

Questions? Contact any Reynolds Campus Library. We are happy to help!

A library without books: BiblioTech

ImageBiblioTech, part of the Bexar County Digital Library, is a library without a book. Instead of print books, BiblioTech provides computers, ereaders, tablets and laptops to patrons.

Located in a low-income neighborhood where Wi-Fi is rare, San Antonio’s, BiblioTech is technology lifeline for patrons.

What does a library without books provide?

  1. 10,000 book titles, all digital, purchased through 3M
  2. 600 e-readers
  3. 48 computer stations
  4. 20 iPads and laptops

The eReaders are pre-loaded with eBooks and are available for checkout. Adult eReaders have 5 titles each, childrens’ readers have 100 titles.

The library also provides more traditional library services like computer classes, meeting spaces, and quiet places to study.

The library is very popular, on track to reach 100,000 visitors in its first year.

Want to read more?

NEW: Ebook Library / EBL

What is Ebook Library (EBL)?

Ebook Library (EBL) is the newest resource from our VIVA membership (Virtual Library of Virginia). JSRCC  partners together Virginia’s public (and some private) institutions for more purchasing power. This new collection model, called “demand‐driven acquisitions,” allows patrons to choose what books are purchased.

More about the pilot program for EBL.

What does EBL provide?

Alice in Wonderland sample page from EBL
Alice in Wonderland sample page from Ebook Library

Over 2200 ebooks from premier publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Jossey‐Bass,McGraw‐Hill and Wiley.

Titles selected in science, technology, engineering, math and health (the STEM-H fields.)

How can I read these titles?

The EBL collection is flexible. Users can choose to:

  1. View and read in browser on computer
  2. Download for later and view/transfer to mobile device using Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Read on iPad, iPhone and Droid using Bluefire Reader

Access

From the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu click on the More Databases from the Popular Databases menu on left.

  1. When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the E tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the screen.
  2. When the list of databases that begin with E appears, click on Ebook Library (EBL) link.
  3. Choose J. Sargeant Reynolds from the institution list and press GO.
  4. Log in with your MyJSRCC id and password (both on and off-campus users will need to log in.)
  5. Begin browsing!

Questions? Contact us!

Library in Your Pocket: Go Mobile @ JSRCC Library

Library in Your Pocket: Go Mobile @ JSRCC

Image source instant.ly.com
Image source instant.ly.com

Bought a cool new tablet or phone but not sure how to use it for research?

Bring it for a tour of the digital resources of JSRCC Library!

No device yet? We have a few to available for test drive on the information highway—no license required!

  • Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Parham Road Campus

Register – or just come in!

Can’t make the workshop? Contact us to schedule a personal session.

New STEM-H eBooks @ JSR Libraries

Through the the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), JSRCC libraries now offer two new STEM-H eBook databases.  These subject-based e-book collections provide extensive, current resources in the STEM-H related fields, and support STEM-H curricula at the college.

Springer eBooks

Springer eBooks offer high quality Springer print book publications in a digital format. This collection covers Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Earth and Environmental Science. This purchase adds over 2,000 titles published in 2013 to JSRCC’s digital collection.

SciVerse Science Direct eBooks

SciVerse ScienceDirect eBooks includes nearly 700 titles from Elsevier’s most current 2013 collection. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. This collection includes titles from Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences.

Both collections can be access through the library’s catalog, or directly through the vendors’ site listed on the library’s database pages.

Databases A-Z

Databases by subject

Print books, ebooks, and audio books make great holiday gifts

 

Not sure what to get a family member or friend this Christmas?  Books, in any format, make great gifts for the holidays or any occasion. For family & friends who own ebook reading devices, consider purchasing ebooks.  And don’t forget audio books for those who prefer listening to books. For more gift ideas, check out these sites: