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EBooks at Bowie State

This guide provides instructions and tips on how to find and use e-Books in Bowie's Thurgood Marshall Library collection.

EBooks at Bowie

The Bowie Thurgood Marshall Library has two eBook collections:

 

The  EBSCO eBook Collection  is Bowie’s exclusive e-book collection and a collection both shared by the USMAI libraries

  • Login with your 14 digit Library ID is required for off-campus use. 
  • Titles in the eBook Collection are searchable using the Catalog USMAI or OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service)
  • Access the collection through A-Z Databases to browse or search for titles
  • Hosted by EBSCOhost and employs typical EBSCOhost design and search features 
  • Generous amount of time to browse a title, no check-out required
  • Once logged into A-Z Databases, may print, download and/or email a limited number of pages from a book without checking it out
  • May read books online with an Internet browser or download to read offline 
  • Formats of titles will vary - PDF, EPub, or both
The ProQuest eBook Central is a collection both shared by the USMAI libraries and Bowie’s exclusive e-book collection
  • Login is required from any location on- or off-campus 
  • Titles in the ProQuest eBook Central are searchable using the Catalog USMAI or OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service)
  • May browse or search for books directly within the ProQuest eBook Central
  • A limited amount of time (about 5 minutes) is allowed to browse a title before being prompted to check the book out
  • Allowed to print a limited number of pages from books that have been checked out
  • May read books online with an Internet browser or download to read offline 
  • Formats of titles will vary - PDF, EPub, or both