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JSTOR also offers ebooks!

Posted on March 23rd, 2020

Many library users recognize JSTOR as an easy-to-use online archive of scholarly journals, but did you know it also offers ebooks? Booth Library’s JSTOR collections now contain over 4,000 open-access ebooks as well as a selection of additional English-language ebooks from a variety of scholarly publishers.

These ebooks offer the following benefits:

  • Unlimited, DRM-free access: The ebook chapters have no access restrictions for EIU users. It’s just like using journals on JSTOR, ensuring a great user experience.
  • Integration with journals: The ebook chapters are available on JSTOR alongside more than 2,000 journals. When you search JSTOR, you’re cross-searching the full text of all the resources the library provides through JSTOR. The ebooks and journals are also linked in ways that make research more efficient.

To get started with searching, visit the JSTOR site or choose the JSTOR option from the Articles tab on the library’s home page.

For any questions about JSTOR content, please consult your subject librarian.  For help with searching JSTOR, please contact a Reference Librarian.

Library resources for online learning

Posted on March 20th, 2020

All of Booth Library’s electronic resources, including the library catalog, more than 100 research databases, and our online reference resources, are accessible to off-campus users for online learning and research.  Subscription resources will require an EIU NetID and password.

In addition, many vendors have made selected e-resources freely available for a limited time during the coronavirus pandemic. We encourage current students, faculty and staff to make use of these resources during the availability period. Please note that access policies for these sites may change; this list will be updated.

Booklist, the American Library Association’s book review magazine, is free to read and search online. Access until Sept. 30.

JSTOR access has been expanded to include additional journal archive collections beyond our regular subscriptions, plus JSTOR primary source collections. When searching JSTOR, the results will seamlessly integrate this new content alongside our existing subscriptions.  Access through Dec. 31.

LibraryThing, a tool for cataloging a personal book collection, is free to all users.

Performances, Events, and Exhibits from NYC Cultural Institutions for Online Streaming.  Includes sites for music, comedy, museum collections, and more. Access until further notice.

TumbleBooks has enabled access to several children’s ebook databases for EIU affiliates. These include: the TumbleBookLibrary (K-6 children’s ebook database), TumbleMath (K-6 math ebook database), TeenBookCloud (Grade 7-12 ebook database), and AudioBookCloud (audiobook database).  Access through August 31.

Please ask a librarian if you have any questions about accessing these resources!

EIU Comic Con canceled

Posted on March 19th, 2020

CANCELED: Due to EIU campus restrictions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the EIU Comic Con scheduled for March 28 at Booth Library has been CANCELED! We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank everyone for their enthusiasm for our event!

Edible Book Festival canceled

Posted on March 6th, 2020

CANCELED: Due to EIU campus restrictions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Edible Book Festival scheduled for April 20 at Booth Library has been CANCELED! We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank everyone for their enthusiasm for our event!


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