Why does an eBook display as "Non-circulating" in Research Starter, and how do I access it?
Since eBooks are not "signed out" as traditional books are, they display in Research Starter with a status of Non-Circulating:
However, if you click on the "Access E-Resources or place request" link, you'll be taken to the catalog record where you can then access the eBook:
There will be times when a title listed in Research Starter may not be available - titles in eBook collections do change from time to time. If the eBook is not available, clicking the Research Starter link will take you to the interlibrary loan request form. Remember that accessing eBooks from off-campus will require your McDaniel user ID and password.
As the Hoover Library shares the library catalog with the Carroll County Public Library and Carroll Community College, you may find eBooks that you cannot access because they are owned by one of these other libraries. Of course if you also are a student at CCC or have a CCPL library card, you can access their eBooks as well as those at McDaniel.
For example, if you see this:
- Online access. Carroll Community College only. Carroll Community College patrons, click to view online.
That indicates that the title is only available to CCC students.
The Hoover library has five main collections of eBooks that are listed in the catalog. Each eBook collection has different ways of displaying content and different restrictions on what can be done with it. Use the Help links to learn more about the specifics of using each collection. These collections are a mix of titles that have been individually purchased by the library and titles that are part of a larger subscription package.
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