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What are ebooks?

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Electronic books, or ebooks, are books read by using a computer or other electronic device. Some may be electronic versions of print books, while others are only available electronically. There is a lot of variety among ebooks. Some need to be read using the web browser on a computer or electronic device. Some can be read on an eReader, like a Kindle or Nook, or using an app on a tablet device or smart phone. Many are purchased from online bookstores, but many more are available for free online, either through a site like Project Gutenberg, or from your library.

VGCC provides access to over 150,000 ebooks. Access is available from any on-campus computer or by using your WebAdvisor login and password on any connected off-campus computer.


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Search here for books from the NCLIVE ebook collection.

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VGCC Library eBooks

The VGCC Library offers access to several different ebook platforms. Click on a link below to search for ebooks.

  • CRCnetBASE
    An ebook collection covering relevant science, technology, and medical fields.
    Important! Make sure the "Full Access Content Only" box is checked before searching or browsing for ebooks. This ensures you are searching only full-text titles.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers online access to 1,250 reference books covering all major academic disciplines.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • EBSCO Academic Collection- (North America) eBook Subscription
    This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.
  • EBSCO Community College eBook Collection
    Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 53,000 e-books. The collection covers key subject areas including humanities, social sciences, business, science, technology and literary criticism.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • Infobase eBooks
    A small collection of 20 ebooks covering careers, government, and criminal justice.
  • Salem Press eBooks
    A small collection of reference ebooks covering history, science, health, and literature.
  • STAT!Ref eBooks
    A collection of over 50 essential nursing and allied health books available completely online.
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks
    Full-text academic ebooks on multiple subject areas. View in a web browser or download the PDF.
    Important! Make sure the "Full Access Content Only" box is checked when searching or browsing for ebooks. This ensures you are searching only full-text titles.

eBooks from NCLIVE

  • Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. Formerly Ebrary.
  • Home Grown eBooks Collection
    A collection of more than 1,000 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
  • RBdigital (Formerly OneClick Audio & OneClick eBooks)
    Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.

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