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EBSCO Adds New Ebook Subscription Collections
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released EngineeringCore and ITCore, two ebook subscription collections designed to support the learning and reference needs of engineering and technology professionals. The collections are available as annual subscriptions that give users unlimited access to all titles.
EngineeringCore provides professionals with an easy way to access ebooks specific to their research and learning needs. The collection offers more than 4,200 ebook titles spanning all major engineering disciplines and covering top subjects such as biotechnology, energy sciences, industrial safety, innovation and technological advancement, materials, optics and photonics, robotics and more.
The ITCore collection contains more than 3,500 titles to support all IT needs, from expert-level programming and cybersecurity to systems administration and web design. Subjects include mobile devices, networks, and platforms; LANs and MANs; open source software; ecommerce; scripting and programming languages; and data warehousing. ITCore also features certification exam preparation guides, as well as basic guides and tutorials for desktop applications and software to support staff.
The collections include thousands of titles from leading publishers, with new titles added on a quarterly basis. Users can print, email, and save chapters, or transfer them to a number of ebook readers and mobile devices including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, and Sony Digital Book. The collections provide a robust ebook experience that includes the ability to search alongside EBSCO’s magazine and journal collections, create and add notes and bookmarks, as well as save research for future reference.
As with all ebooks available from EBSCO, EngineeringCore and ITCore will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost content. The collection may also be integrated into organizational portals and intranets, learning management systems (LMSs), as well as mapped to an organization’s key competencies allowing users to have easy access to relevant content wherever and whenever it is needed. More information about ebook subscription collections is available here.
Source: EBSCO Publishing
Paula J. Hane
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