Category Archives: Electronic books

Library Textbook Affordability Program Saves Students $315,000

The George Fox Library is working with faculty to save students money through its Textbook Affordability Program. Many required course readings can be found in the library’s vast collection of unlimited-use ebooks. Last year, the library ebooks provided $196,147* in … Continue reading

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Browse New Publications in Your Discipline

New Acquisitions web pages now available With the increased presence of ebooks in academic libraries, many still enjoy the simple pleasure of browsing through shelves of publications recently added to the collection. To make it easier to browse new titles … Continue reading

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Pandemics: what everyone needs to know

Doherty, P. C. (2013). Pandemics: What everyone needs to know. Pandemics. The word conjures up images of horrific diseases sweeping the globe and killing everyone in their path. But such highly lethal illnesses almost never create pandemics. The reality is … Continue reading

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Tips on Using Ebrary E-Books

http://libguides.georgefox.edu/content.php?pid=366425&sid=2999711 Get some great tips and guidance to make the most of electronic books provided by Ebrary, one of our largest e-book vendors. Created by Reference & E-Learning Librarian Robin Ashford, this user-friendly guide covers: Creating an Ebrary account Searching … Continue reading

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Who the heck is Zurishaddai? Try “Who’s Who in the Old Testament”

For those times when you need a quick authoritative biography of someone mentioned in the Old Testament, take a look in Who’s Who In The Old Testament from Routledge: “This comprehensive and easy-to-use A-Z work brings vividly to life the … Continue reading

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Cambridge Histories Online: New look, features

Cambridge Histories Online has been revamped to offer a more user-friendly interface and some new features. Here’s what you get: A site design refresh – as a result of direct customer feedback sessions earlier this year – the sites will … Continue reading

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Need a scholarly online bible commentary?

You might want to take a look at The Oxford Bible Commentary. This high-quality reference volume provides authoritative, non-denominational commentary written by an international team of more than 70 leading scholars from various religious backgrounds. The linked table of contents … Continue reading

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GFU in Demand Driven E-Book Pilot

As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, George Fox is taking part in a year-long pilot to acquire electronic books that will be accessible to and jointly-owned by all 37 member libraries. For purposes of this study, selected titles … Continue reading

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Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

George Fox University now has a subscription to TREN, The Theological Research Exchange Network. TREN is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. Conference papers presented at annual meetings of … Continue reading

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QuickView in ebrary

A Reader is no longer required to take advantage of ebrary’s key functionality! ebrary has added significant capabilities to QuickViewTM, which does not require any software downloads or installations. New features include the following: Ability to customize InfoToolsTM, which turns … Continue reading

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