Part #7: Finding E-books at the Gangwish Library

  1. What is an e-book database?
  2. How do you find the library’s e-book collections? How do you find e-books in your discipline?
  3. What are some searching concepts and techniques that are common to most e-book databases?
  4. How do you download e-books?


Part #7 Readings

Huthwaite, A; Cleary, C. E.; Sinnamon, B.; Sondergeld, P. & McClintock, A. (2011). Ebook readers: separating the hype from the reality. In Proceedings of 2011 ALIA Information Online Conference & Exhibition, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Retrieved from



  • Login to the portal. Go to the Myers Library Online Page and find the Online Library Databases. Go to Ebscohost. Checkmark and choose Ebook Collection and Ebook Academic Collection and click continue. Do a search for “Liberal Arts” ebooks. Learn how to use the Ebsco Ebooks.
  • Find and familiarize yourself with the e-books available in each of the following collections in the databases: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS); Gale Virtual Reference Collection and CredoReference.


Discussion and Reflection

  1. What is your experience with ebooks?
  2. Do you prefer e-books when compared with regular books? Why?