choosing an e-book reader or tablet

e-book reader or a tablet? Kindle or Nook? iPad or Kindle Fire?

Who has the better marketplace? Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple?

With each new product the choices get harder. It basically comes down to what you need and what product can deliver it at a price with which you are comfortable.

Check out the CNET article “Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?” to help you decide. Whatever you decide know that tomorrow it is outdated and be prepared to accept it for a year or two. Who knows what 2012 will bring.

Sidebar: I opted for the $99 Kindle Touch with special offers, but I see an iPad in my future.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection is the new name for NetLibrary

Need to find an eBook?  Look for the EBSCOhost eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) among the  Thigpen Library’s eBook collection.  The EBSCOhost eBook Collection provides a  new search screen (click to enlarge the image below).  The EBSCOhost eBook Collection offers the same great collection with a new name and new look!

As you have questions, please ask a librarian or call 615-230-2305.

Off-Campus Access to Library’s E-Resources

When off-campus, Vol State students, faculty and staff can access databases and ebooks.  On the Resources web page, click on the material you want to search.  Enter your Vol State username, such as jasmith, and your Vol State password when requested.  This is the same username and password you enter to log into a computer in the Library or a computer lab.

Happy Searching!

E-book readers and apps

Like to read? Want convenience? Digital books may be the answer. Although our library’s e-books require you to use a computer there are other alternatives. Some public libraries have e-book collections that can be downloaded to portable devices, such as a Nook™.

Check out these links to websites with reviews and comparisons of e-book readers and reading apps.