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eBook Databases - Descriptions & Instructions : Home

Describes content, access, number of simulataneous users, and other information about Mundt Library's ebook databases.

E-book Options -- Summarized

The Library's e-book platforms (databases) differ in the number of simultaneous users of the ebooks and subjects covered.    This page provides a brief synopsis of content and any limitations on simultaneous use. 

  • NOTE TO FACULTY: If you want to use Library ebooks for course readings, pay attention to the number of simultaneous users of an ebook that each ebook database allows.
     
  • Use the tabs at the top of this guide to get more information -- comprehensive and specific instructions for the databases described below.
     
  • Direct links to the e-book databases are at the bottom of this page and on the tabbed pages.
     

Ebook database content falls into the following categories:

Multidisciplinary

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)  Detailed information & instructions
    • academic content on a wide range of topics;
    • no limit on simultaneous users of eBook Collection;
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of same e-book
       
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)   Detailed information & instructions
    • academic content on a wide range of topics
    • no limit on simultaneous users of GVRL; 
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of same e-book.  

Business

  • Business Expert Press
    • covers a range of business topics;
    • no limit on simultaneous users of GVRL;
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of same e-book.  
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)  Detailed information & instructions
    • includes several e-books relevant to marketing assignments (browse social sciences as well as the business category in GVRL);
    • academic content on a wide range of topics;
    • no limit on simultaneous users of GVRL;
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of same e-book.  

Information Systems & Security

  • IGI-Global
    • academic content on information systems;
    • no limit on simultaneous users of InfoSECURITYnetBASE ;
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of the same e-book.
       
  • InfoSECURITYnetBASE   Detailed information & instructions
    • academic content on information security;
    • no limit on simultaneous users of InfoSECURITYnetBASE ;
    • no limit on simultaneous uses of the same e-book. 
       
  • Safari Tech Books Online  Detailed information & instructions
    • academic content on information systems;
    • limited to two simultaneous users of Safari Tech Books ; so limit of two simultaneous uses of the same e-book.  

Popular fiction and non-fiction

  • Overdrive Detailed information & instructions
    • popular reading collection of fiction and non-fiction;
    • includes ebooks and audiobooks; no limit on simultaneous users of Overdrive ;
    • use of an e-book is limited to one user at a time.    

DIRECT LINKS TO THE E-BOOK DATABASES:

Karl E. Mundt Library, Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota 57042
605-256-5203