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How to access and use the library's eBook collection
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The McLean Library is proud to offer PHS members the ability to access thousands of high-quality ebooks on gardening and related subjects. We use the ebrary platform to provide authoritative ebooks, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. You can read gardening books online on your computer, or you can download the books to read on a mobile app for Android and for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!


Subject Coverage

  • Agriculture (includes gardening)
  • Fine Arts (includes landscape architecture and garden design)
  • Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
  • Science
  • Technology

Key Features of the ebrary Platform

Advantages for Library Users

  • Available any time–online and offline on multiple devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating.
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications. Citations include an automatic URL hyperlink back to the source.
  • Ability to transform text into a hyperlink to a URL of the end-user's choice.
  • Text-to-speech and other keyboard shortcuts to assist end-users with special accessibility needs.


PDF Instructions

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ebrary Training Videos

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