In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what it is? Do you know what “EBL” stands for?
I’m not entirely sure what “EBL” stands for, but I do know it’s a way you can access over 500,000 E-Books. (To put that in perspective, in the entire Club Phil Library, there are only around 400,000 physical books!)
It’s a little bit tricky to start using EBL, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that it’s one of the best—and easiest—ways to find and read material for your research.
To access EBL, you first click its link below the “Get It!” column on the library homepage.
Next, you enter the username and password that you use for Sakai.
Finally, you can search EBL for titles or topics that you’re interested in.
But what, really, does “EBL” mean? Electronic Book Library? Excellent Bibliotheque Luau? Exclusively Bookish Lunatics?
In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what... MORE
The database Science Direct is staggeringly good. It’s a marvel. If you’re looking for the most current scientific research available, then look no further than this database. It never disappoints.
But one thing to be aware of when using Science Direct is that it can be a little tricky to use the first time you access it. This is because on your initial visit to the database, you have to set up an account with a username and password.
To get started, First click on this link to register: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/register-new-user, and you’ll get to a page that looks like this:
After that, you’ll create a username and a password, which will then grant you access to the site.
The last thing you need to know about Science Direct is that, before being able to read an article, sometimes you’ll be asked to provide a “Cost Code.” Don’t worry! You don’t have to pull out your credit card. These articles can be expensive! Instead, simply enter your library barcode, which is a number on your PC ID card that starts with 25125…. Here is an example of that “Cost Code” issue:
And now you’re ready to enjoy Science Direct‘s bounty!
Here is a video to learn more about accessing Science Direct at PC: