Tag Archives: ebooks

New library database: R2 Digital Library

This past month Warner Library added a new database to our collection. R2 Digital Library provides health science ebooks with collections that focus on medical, nursing and allied health. Publishers represented in this resource include Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Elsevier Health Sciences, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and many more.  We subscribe to over 300 ebooks through […]

Ebrary Database’s new Online Reader display

Ebrary users notice something very different about its interface- it’s brand new! For those Eastern students who aren’t using Ebrary, now is the time to start! Ebrary is the library’s largest ebook database. Through it, we provide access to over 100,000 fulltext ebooks. Anywhere you have internet access, you can use Ebrary and read its […]

Celebrate Black History Month with free ebooks

February is Black History Month. So to celebrate, we’re highlighting a number of free ebooks on the topic. All of these are all freely accessible on Google Books: Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman  by Sarah Hopkins Bradford Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament by Thomas Clarkson The Life of […]

Guest Post from Heather Gorton on her process in helping create Warner’s first ebook

Welcome to the start of Spring Semester! To kick things off, this week we have a guest post from Heather Gorton. Heather is an Eastern alum, class of 2009 (BA in History), who went on to attend University at Albany, State University of New York where she earned a Master of Science in Information Science […]

Now available: Download Books from Ebrary!

Ebrary is the library’s largest databases of electronic books. We have over 70,000 full-text ebooks available through it. And now… you can download them! What?! Yup. You can download them to your e-reader, mobile device OR computer for 14 days. How great is that?! How it works- First, you must create a free Ebrary account. […]

Check out our very cool guide- “E-Books- New Testament Introduction and Commentary”

This spring semester, our Information Services Librarian, Mark Puterbaugh compiled a fabulous LibGuide on freely available New Testament introduction & commentary ebooks. You’re probably thinking… “What’s a ‘LibGuide’?!” LibGuides is a product the library subscribes to that allows EU librarians the ability to compile resources on a particular topic and display them in an easy […]

Trialing new databases

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their time off. Now we’re in the final stretch till the end of the semester. Be on the look out for our extended finals hours here in the library. They will start on December 4th. Currently, we are trialing three new […]

Can e-readers reduce the cost of textbooks for students?

What’s our most commonly asked question in the beginning of the semester? “Does the library have these books? I need them for my class…” In addition to the cost of tuition, students find themselves shelling out hundreds of dollars on course-required textbooks. This semester the library is excited to collaborate with Eastern’s Department of Nursing […]

E-book readers & higher education: the wave of the future?

It seems like every month a new e-book reader (or a newer version of one already available) is unleashed into the market. You have your iPads, Kindles, Sony Readers, Nooks, Bebooks, and the list goes on. As a librarian (or as some might say “cybrarian“), it’s important to consider the impact new technologies, like e-book […]


This week’s blog post features a guest writer- Mark Puterbaugh, the library’s Information Services Librarian. His post was originally an article featured in the library’s Bibliofile newsletter. As more research becomes available electronically, I feel that it is a ongoing topic of importance and decided to reproduce the article here in our library’s blog. As […]