How do you find eBooks on any particular topic? The electronic book records are in the online catalog, along with records of print books and other resources (DVDs, Videos, and audiocassettes, for several examples).
You will find electronic books by typing a search in the search line of the online catalog, just as you find print books. How do you tell when you have found an eBook in the catalog? Electronic books do not have call numbers, such as print books have. Also, their location is designated as "JSCC Electronic Resource."
The eBooks are not found on the shelves, but are read online. Catalog users, provided they are JSCC students or employees of JSCC, can access eBooks both on and off campus; other Library patrons can only read the eBooks in the Library.
eBooks can also be found by making an "Advanced" search in the online catalog, and limiting the Material Type to E-BOOK.
How are eBooks accessed? Let's say you want to read the highlighted eBook below, which you found when you did a keyword search for "organic gardening":
How do you get into this book to read it? First, click on the bold-type, underlined title: The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases.
When you've clicked into the title, look at the green box, "Online Availability. Choose the link titled:
JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AUTHORIZED USERS
When you have clicked into this second link, you will be taken to the electronic book's "eBook Details" site. Once you are in the "eBook Details" site you only have to click on the link "View this eBook" to actually get into the text.