eBooks at LHS Library
LHS Library provides eBook content to our students and staff in a rapidly changing digital world.
Use the resources below to keep updated on eBooks for school and leisure pursuits.
1. Destiny Catalog
- Destiny is your one-stop search tool for locating print and electronic books.
- A subject search on artificial intelligence, for example, brings up several results.
- Click on "Details" and then follow link for "An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click for information."
- You'll be taken out on the Web to the full-text of the eBook which can be read through your Internet browser.
- eBooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase Publishing and Destiny Discover can also be accessed by doing a search on Destiny and viewed through your browser.
- Here's a guide for using and checking ou Follett eBooks.
2. EBSCOhost eBooks
- Over 20,000 full-text eBooks are available to you on EBSCOhost through Michigan eLibrary (MeL) databases.
- Use the basic search box or Browse by Category from the column on the left.
- From the result list, click eBook Full Text link to read book in eBook Viewer tool or preview Table of Contents.
- When reading the eBook, you'll find tools on right side of screen to search within text, add notes, print, email, cite, or share on a social network. You will need to first set up a free account on EBSCOhost.
- The terms of our library's usage agreement do not include downloading EBSCOhost eBooks.
- A detailed tutorial and screencast are available.
3. Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
- GVRL is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources covering a variety of subjects from arts to social sciences. At Lakeview High School, we have access to some 360 reference ebooks through GVRL, available 24/7 from school or home
- A variety of results are returned from search on Stonehenge. You’ll find article type, basic bibliographic information, short summary, and word count.
- From the full-text display of an article, you can view in PDF format, cite, email, listen, translate, save in audio format to your computer, iPod, or other device. You can also download an article (not the entire eBook) to an eReader.
- Gale Cengage provides this screencast on new features of GVRL.
4. Public Domain eBooks
- Project Gutenberg (started by Michael Hart in 1971 while a student at the University of Illinois) has digitized and archived over 40,000 items. Most works in the collection are full texts of public domain books and can be readily and freely accessed.
- You can use the catalog search page or look for eBooks by popularity and recent releases.
- Instructions are given for downloading eBooks onto mobile devices.
- Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive which is building a library of online sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
- The Wayback Machine and Open Educational Resources are also among the projects.
- Begin using Open Library by setting up a free account and viewing getting started tutorials.
- Open Library eBooks can be read in an Internet browser, downloaded in PDF or ePub format. The BookReader has a new Read Aloud feature.
- Additional sites offering public domain or free eBooks include:
5. Overdrive from Willard Library
- Willard Library has partnered with Midwest Collaborative for Library Services to offer thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for cardholders to borrow and download for free.
- See this Overdrive Guide for device information and check out instructions.
- Go to the OverDrive site to browse the digital catalog and download materials.
- Newer, popular titles may be checked out but you can place a hold.
6. NOOKs at LHS Library
- There are 6 Barnes & Noble NOOK readers at LHS for checkout. Each device is capable of holding up to 1,000 books.
- The NOOK lets you turn pages, look up words, highlight passages, adjust font size and style by tapping the touchscreen.
- You and your parent or guardian will need to sign a NOOK Permissions and Acceptable Use Policy in order to borrow an e-reader.
- Popular fiction and books recommended by students and staff are added regularly to our NOOKs.
- We welcome your suggestions. Please email or stop by the Library to see Mrs. Lincoln. Enjoy your venture into e-reading!