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Using Full Text Resources

Full text means that you can view, print, download or e-mail the complete text of an item, e.g., a full text article. For some items, graphics, such as photographs, charts and tables, are included as well.

The Archbishop Alter Library subscribes to a variety of online full text resources: reference sources, electronic books, ERIC documents, and journal and newspaper databases with links to articles. Other full text resources are available free on the Web.

Publishers are the ones who decide whether to make an item available online. Links to full text can be added to or deleted from a database at any time.

From the Archbishop Alter Library home page, Find Articles lists Find Full Text Articles and Find Books & Media lists Online Reference Sources.

Select Find Full Text Articles for a list of databases with links to articles.  Due to licensing agreements, access to these databases from home is limited to College of Mount St. Joseph faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

Select Online Reference Sources for a list of online encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, statistical services, and electronic books/texts including poems, plays, fiction, and editions of the Bible.  Due to licensing agreements, access to these databases from home is limited to College of Mount St. Joseph faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.


Using eBook Collections

An e-book is an electronic version of a printed book that is available online. You can locate Archbishop Alter Library e-books by searching EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary).  Some e-books are also listed in FOCUS.

You can search for an e-book by author, title, subject, keyword, full text, publisher, etc. Once you have located an e-book, you can browse it online or check it out. The time due is displayed on the screen.

Search tips and help sections about using netLibrary are available at:

From the Archbishop Alter Library's home page, Find Books & Media lists Online Reference Sources which includes e-Books and Online Texts.  From there you can connect to e-Book Databases section and browse other available online texts. 



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