- Where do I start? This page offers advice if you don't know what research database or search tool to use.
- Request full articles and books not available online or in Library; distance students may request any items not available online.
E-Books, Videos, and Images
- E-BOOKS (BOOKS ONLINE)
- IMAGES, AUDIO, VIDEO ON THE WEB
- BUY BOOKS AND OTHER MEDIA ON THE WEB
E-Books (books online)
The lock icon = indicates that Library subscribes to the database for Dakota State University students/staff/faculty. Login using Library ID and password when off-campus; no login required when on-campus.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Location : Link to eBooks Collection in EBSCOhost
Description: Provides a collection of electronic books on a wide range of topics. The eBooks in this collection may also be found by searching the Library Catalog of the Mundt Library and linking directly from the Catalog to the eBooks themselves. To take advantage of the functions such as note-taking and bookmarking in the eBooks, click "sign in" at the top of the EBSCOhost window to create your personal EBSCOhost account or to sign in to your personal account created earlier.
Overdrive downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
Location Overdrive downloadables;
Library subscribes to the database for Dakota State University students/staff/faculty. Download requires using Library ID and password whether on- or off-campus
Description: Our collection is aimed at leisure readers and is focused on popular/bestseller fiction (mysteries, science fiction, romance, etc.) and nonfiction. In some places in Overdrive you may see mention of video and music, but the Library’s collection is limited to eBooks and audiobooks. SETUP: On the left side of the Overdrive window, scroll down the left side to "Getting Started" to find a list of supported portable devices (direct link: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/ ). The fastest way to get setup for download is to use the MyHelp! wizard near the top of the left navigation area in Overdrive. It walks you through the process of downloading what you need to read audiobooks and eBooks on the device you want to use.
Safari Tech Books Online
Location : Link to Safari Books Online now to learn more.
Library subscribes to the database for Dakota State University students/staff/faculty. Login using Library ID and password when off-campus; no login required when on-campus;
Description: Database provides a collection of 100-150 online books covering technology topics, including information security/assurance.
NAP Online Books - publications of the National Academy Press (NAP) and John Henry Press on a wide range of topics in science, technology, engineering, and health.
Children's books online
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) -- a digital library of international children's books (five-year project beginning in 2002;funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS))
Classics online: older books, mostly pre-1923 (now in public domain)
SEARCH FOR AND FIND OLDER E-BOOKS
Digital Book Index -- tool for finding e-books (free and for pay) on the Web
Internet Archive -- public nonprofit that was founded to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to collections that exist in digital format.
Searchebooks.com -- for freely accessible e-books on the Web (primarily public domain books)
COLLECTIONS OF OLDER E-BOOKS
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts, Infomotions, Inc.
Project Gutenberg, promo.net & Project Gutenberg
E-Text Links, Electronic Text Center, Cornell University
IPL Online Texts Collection, Internet Public Library and the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
Electronic Text Center Collections, University of Virginia
Page by Page Books, provides public domain books with one page on each web page; designed for easy bookmarking.
The On-Line Books Page, by John Mark Ockerbloom
DAISY digital format books
Open Library accessible books, is a project of Internet Archive to distribute over 1 million books free in a format called DAISY, designed for those challenged by regular printed media. There are two types of DAISYs on Open Library: open and protected. Open DAISYs can be read by anyone in the world on many different devices. Protected DAISYs can only be opened using a key issued by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) program. To learn more, see Open Library's FAQ page about the accessible books.
Images, Audio, and Video on the Web
Images, audio & video on the Web
Assume all images, audio, & video are copyright protected unless the source specifically states otherwise. Copyrighted material may only be used (on your website; or published in another medium) with the permission of the owner.
CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Location : Link to CAMIO
Flickr -- Flickr is a collection of photos submitted by the general public. Copyright belongs to the photographer; however, there is a method of searching Flickr which makes it easier to discover items that you might be able to use without contacting the copyright owner for permission. To find out whether an image may be used and for what purposes (without contacting the owner), use Advanced Search and check the box to "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content." Then, when you click on an image, look for a link to "Rights" information; for example, the link might be labeled "some rights reserved." Read the Creative Commons rights information for the image carefully to determine whether you can legally use that image in the way you want.
Getty Search Gateway. The Getty Open Content Program makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the J. Paul Getty Museum holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. All of the images can be found on Getty Search Gateway and can also be accessed on the Museum's Collection webpages. Open content images are identified with a "Download" link. Images provided are JPEG files at a minimum of 300 ppi. For more information, see Getty Open Content Program.
Google image search -- Copyright of images is owned by the photographer/creator. To help you find images in Google that you might be able to legally use in the way you want without contacting the copyright owner, use Advanced Search and select the Usage Rights limit that you need.
Internet Archive -- public nonprofit that was founded to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to collections that exist in digital format. Some content in Internet Archive is in the "public domain" so does not require permission for its use. Look for "Creative Commons" or other copyright or rights information when looking at the item's description in order to determine whether you need to get permission to use the movie or other item for your intended use.
Partners in Rhyme -- royalty free music and sound effects
- U.S. Government Photos and Images -- Some of these photos and images are U.S. Government Works or in the public domain and may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license or copyright. You should read the disclaimers on each site before using these images.
Moving images, audio, text online - collections
Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Archives -- a collection of radio and tv clips about themes and events that have affected Canadian life since the creation of radio in 1936 and television in 1952.
Internet Archive -- a public nonprofit that was founded to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to collections that exist in digital format.
Buy books and other media on the web
BookMooch -- "BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want."
Books for purchase
CURRENT AND IN-PRINT BOOKS
Videos for purchase
MediaSleuth -- Does not sell films; describes over 150,000 educational video titles, which are listed on the database of the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM).
Films Media Group (Films.com) -- more than 10,000 video, CD-ROM, and videodisc programs cover a broad range of subject areas appropriate for schools, colleges, and public libraries.
Internet Movie Database -- Does not sell films, but provides information about movies (cast, plot outline, etc.) and includes user comments about them.