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St. Clair County Community College Library

ENG 101 Information Literacy Prof. Schmitz

Finding eBooks

Full text electronic books or ebooks are available through the OneSearch box on the library homepage and some individual library databases.  E-books are excellent resources to use because they are available full text online.

Find ebooks using the OneSearch box on the topic of football AND concussion on the SC4 Library homepage. 

football AND concussion in OneSearch box

 

 

Over 200,000 results were found in the library databases and catalog.

 

 

 

 

Narrow the results down by using the box in the left hand column. 

 

 

 

 

Ebooks are identified as such. Books that are available in hard copy in the library, or print books, list the call number.

 

 

 

The title of the fist book listed is Throwaway Players: Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL. If you were accessing the title from off campus, you would be prompted to log in with your SC4 email address and password.

 

ebook title

 

The book may be read online or downloaded to your device for two weeks. You may also search for keywords within the entire ebook.  Below is an example of searching for the word Lions (as in Detroit Lions).

searching within ebook

 

Clicking on the specific chapter(s) where the keyword is used will go right to that page.

Don't forget to cite the book if you use a quote or information from it. Most of the library databases will generate the citation for you. In this ebook database, click on Cite at the top of the screen.

 

Choose the citation style you need for class. In English classes, you will use MLA format. APA format is used in Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Psychology classes.

 

 

You may also download most ebook titles for 14 days to whatever device you are using to search the databases: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. The database will prompt you with directions on how to proceed with downloading the title. Please contact us if you need help!