An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read online on a desktop computer or on a device. NSCC eBooks can also be downloaded and transferred to an eBook reader. At NSCC, we have three main eBook Collections are ProQuest eBook Central, EBSCO Academic eBook Collection and Gale Virtual Reference Library which is a collection of electronic encyclopedias, manuals and handbooks.
NSCC eBooks are available in EPUB or HTML formats, or both. Here is the difference between the two.
Proquest's eBook Central is designed for patrons with accessibility needs, particularly the blind and visually impaired. Accessibility Mode is supported on laptops and desktops (not tablets and phones).
EBSCO eBooks strives to make content accessible to all users. EBSCO is currently targeting WGAC (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 level AA.
Gale is committed to making its products accessible to users of all abilities and strives to make products universally accessible and user-friendly in conformance with Section 508 standards of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 from the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).