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Enjoy thousands of free digital content including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, and movies anytime anywhere with a mobile device, tablet or computer. Use your library card to get started.

Kanopy

Film streaming service features classic and world cinema, indie films and top documentaries. Kanopy is available as a mobile app or can be streamcast with Chromecast, Alexa, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV or Apple TV.  FAQs

Hoopla

Choose from thousands of movies, television shows and music albums. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period. Hoopla Digital is available as a mobile app or can be streamcast with Chromecast, Alexa, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV or Apple TV.  FAQs

Overdrive

Find your next great read or listen in our largest eBook and audiobook collection. Browse by genre or search for an author or title. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can filter search results to show titles to recommend for addition to our collection.

OverDrive offers two options for the mobile app:
Libby – The newest app is the easiest way to get started. Libby offers a simplified browsing, checkout and reading experience. Libby is still new and doesn’t yet offer all of the features included in the original OverDrive app.
OverDrive – The classic app is best if you want access to more than the basic features, such as more accessibility settings, streaming video, and the ability to recommend titles for purchase in-app. FAQs

RBdigital

Use your library card to access full-color digital popular magazines. Issues include the same material you get in print; some have enhanced content. Read online or download to your computer or mobile device. RBdigital is available as a mobile app to your computer or mobile device.

Books 24x7 ITPro

On-demand access to recent unabridged content of thousands of IT and technology books. FAQs

Enki

Download eBooks from smaller, independent publishers from this statewide shared ebook resource! FAQs

Tumblebooks

eBooks for kids! Tumblebooks has story books, audio books, puzzles and games. Great for parents and kids.

Digital Media
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Help

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Databases vs. Web

A primary difference between databases and websites is that librarians review and select the databases which have book, magazine, journal, and even Web information that is considered reliable, authoritative, historically relevant, and valuable.  Most information on the web does not go through a review process.  Most of the information available through a database also is available in a paper format but by providing the information in an electronic format, the library can save money by buying one electronic subscription which can be shared by many people.

For your research, you will probably save yourself time and find more quality information if you begin with library resources and then move to the Web if you need more information or other points of view. Remember, when using remote access to get to the library’s databases, you are accessing the library’s collection via the Web, but are still using library resources which tend to be more reliable.

How to Cite

Why cite sources?

Whenever you quote or take ideas from another person’s work, you have to document the source you used, whether it’s a book, magazine, video, or website.

How to cite:

Try these links for good examples of citation style guides and plagiarism prevention:

lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/citations.html
Citing Your Sources guide from The University of California Berkeley Library

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

xavier.edu/library/help/style_guides.cfm
Help: Citation Style Guides  provided by Xavier University, McDonald Library

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