Mercy College Library recently added additional titles to two of its existing eBook resources, EBSCO eBooks and Credo Reference, and added a new access point to Hathi Trust Digital Library.
Our EBSCO collection now provides access to over 145,000 titles. Storing the equivalent volumes in paper copies would require a building roughly twice the size of the library’s current facility.
This makes the collection especially helpful for reference use. Since these new titles were added to the existing EBSCO platform, students will not have to learn a new search interface. Over time new books will be added and older books weeded out. "Every word in the EBSCO collection is searchable."
More than 150 nursing and allied health titles were added to the library’s Credo Reference subscription. These reference works were published by reputable health science publishers (e.g., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Elsevier Health Sciences, F. A. Davis Company, Springer Publishing Company, Demos Medical Publishing, and Wiley). Credo provides short to medium length topical entries in html format with hypertext links to references and other Web pages.
Links to both collections are on the library’s homepage.
These resources are available to students and faculty working both on and off campus through the same username and password authentication that the other library databases require. (The current username and password are on E-LEOS in the Library LOR.)
A new link on the Library’s Recommended Resources page connects to the Hathi Trust, a digital library with over 5 million books in the public domain. The scanned images of these older books from many of the largest research libraries in the United States require 599 terabytes of storage and total 4 ½ billion pages.
These three resources offer access to high quality information supporting all Mercy College programs.
Selected Books from the Three Databases