Over 16,000 Titles Added in February

In one fell swoop, the Library’s eBook collection grew by over 16,000 titles this month. This is thanks to the addition of the entire collection of eBooks published by Oxford University Press on the Oxford Scholarship Online platform, including the complete backlist and all frontlist titles through 2022. If you’d like to browse these titles individually, you can do so by checking out Oxford Scholarship Online, but these titles can also be found when searching in the Library’s catalog.

When searching the Oxford Scholarship Online platform, users should select the Oxford Scholarship Online radio button to search the eBook collection.

 

These eBooks come with a few additional perks:

  1. They allow for unlimited simultaneous users, which means that every student, faculty, and staff member here at Scranton could be reading the same book at the same time.
  2. They are DRM-free, which provides a major bonus from a user standpoint: no limit on the number of pages you can print or save as a PDF!
  3. These materials can also be used for in-classroom use so that Professors can include readings from Oxford eBooks with no concerns about copyright violations and at no cost to students!

These titles are interdisciplinary, covering topics such as law, medicine, music, business, and more! Additionally, we expect this already extensive collection to grow by about 1,000 titles a year.

The purchase of the Oxford Scholarship Online eBooks was made possible through the Library’s membership in PALCI, the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., who secured ownership of the titles for all of its members.

Here is an example of a record for an eBook within this collection. You’ll notice features that allow you to jump to a specific page, search within the book, open to a specific section, and more!

If you’d like to learn more about this or any other resource in the Library, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Using the Library from the dorm, home, or wherever else you need it!

Can’t make it to the Library? No worries—there are a multitude of library resources available to you from wherever you can connect to the internet! The Weinberg Memorial Library provides access to eBooks, articles, videos, and more that you can connect with instantly from your computer or mobile device. You can even connect with a librarian virtually via chat, email, or the phone!

Screen shot of the Library's Databases page with the "Subject" drop-down menu expanded.To find resources online that you can access right away, check out the complete list of databases available to current University of Scranton students, staff, and faculty. If you aren’t sure what database to start with, choose your research area from the “Browse Databases by Subject” drop down box. Then, you can browse through the list of suggested databases. The databases contain scholarly articles, newspapers, videos, dictionaries, and more! Tip: Read the brief description corresponding to each databases to learn what type of content it covers.

If you’d like to browse for an answer, you can review the Research Guides, which provide assistance for certain courses, help with citations, information about 3D printing, and other helpful tips & topics.

Finally, if you need more personalized help from a distance, you can contact a librarian using a few different methods. One of the most popular ways to reach us is the chat box that you see all over the Library’s website. You can also get in touch by email or phone via: askalibrarian@scranton.edu or 570-941-4000. The librarians are more than happy to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!