Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
WSU Libraries has
purchased over 6,000 e-books from
as part of a
collection shared with libraries in Kansas and eleven other states through
BCR, a nonprofit library cooperative. E-books are electronic
versions of printed books and can be viewed online from any terminal
connected to the Internet. The WSU Libraries' e-book collection is
available to all on-campus users as well as off-campus to
WSU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.
an account is not required to login to NetLibrary and search for e-books,
an account is required for "checking out" books. You
will only need to set up an account once; the same login and
password may be used in all future logins to NetLibrary.
Out More about NetLibrary in Room 217
To sign up for a NetLibrary
workshop please contact
Scott Goldy, Social Sciences Librarian, at 978-5210
How Do I
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing the NetLibrary from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication
I Use NetLibrary?
a comprehensive collection of eContent online. You can
access a wide range of research, reference, and reading materials from
any location. WSU Libraries' subscription to NetLibrary
includes electronic full-text copies of published print materials, such
as reference books, scholarly monographs, fiction, and nonfiction books.
full-text electronic versions of published books that library patrons
can search, borrow, read and return over the Internet. Robust
search technology allows users to quickly search the entire eBook
collection for authors, titles, or keywords. eBooks are available
for checkout and are automatically checked back into the library
collection when the checkout period ends, no overdue fees!
eBook collections range in scope from best-selling fiction and foreign
language titles to core academic areas of science, social sciences and
the humanities to collections of specialized study in areas such as
business, education, library science, medicine, religion and philosophy,
computer science, and engineering.
As an added
feature, the Houghton Mifflin 4th Edition of The American HeritageŽ
Dictionary of the English Language is embedded into all
NetLibrary eBooks. Faculty, staff, and students can obtain
dictionary definitions simply by clicking on a word in the eBook, or by
entering a word in the dictionary search window.
- 72 hour checkout for account holders (accounts are free)
Notes - allows reader to add notes to a page
Bookmarks - reader
can bookmark pages for future reference
"eBookshelf" - allows account holders to view what they have checked
For assistance with NetLibrary, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Reference Desk (978-3584) or Scott Goldy, Social Sciences Librarian, (978-5210