Through the Ohio State University Libraries, students and faculty have access to thousands of ebooks available from ebrary.
In order to access these ebooks, for free, from the iOS ebrary app, users must first do some initial setup.
1. Create an ebrary Personal Account: If you do not already have a personal ebrary account visit the following page to create an account to access OSU ebrary ebooksfrom your mobile device: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ohiostate/newAccount.action
2. Create Adobe Digital Editions Personal Account: If you do not already have an Adobe Editions personal account, visit the following web page to create an account:
If you have downloaded full documents from the ebrary website before, you likely already have an Adobe Digital Editions account.
3. Open the ebrary app from your mobile device.
4. Enter usernames and passwords. You will first be prompted to enter your personal ebrary account username and password (created in Step #1).
Next, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe Digital Editions username and password (created in Step #2)
5. Success! After logging in, you will now be free to browse and read ebooks available from the OSU Libraries ebrary collection.
Need a mobile device to browse ebooks from ebrary? Checkout an iPad or iPad mini for 24 hours from the Thompson Library. iPads come pre-loaded with over 40 apps, such as ebrary, a provider of thousands of ebooks available to OSU students and faculty.
For more details on getting started, view the video below:
Study on the bus, study 5 minutes before class, and um…study in the bathroom.
According to research findings from mobile flashcard developer StudyBlue, mobile studiers maximize their time by studying everywhere. Check out the infographic below for the range of places students maximize there time.
Need a mobile device to maximize your study time on campus? Checkout an iPad or iPad mini for 24 hours from the Thompson Library. iPads come pre-loaded with over 40 apps, such as StudyBlue, the online flashcard maker.
Mobile Studying Infographic
Planning on flipping your classroom this semester or in the future?
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do so using PowerPoint, an iPad and the Interactive Whiteboard App from BContext.
Need an iPad?
Check one out from the OSU Thompson Library for 24 hours, enough time to get you started on recording lectures and flipping your classroom. Interactive Whiteboard is one of over 40 apps preloaded onto the iPads.
Welcome to 2014! Study better, manage your time more efficiently, become a productivity superstar.
Take notes via Evernote during class, cram for a test with flashcards from StudyBlue, catch up on reading journal articles with BrowZine.
iPads and iPad minis are now available for checkout from Thompson Library. Jump start your 2014 study, research or straight-A student New Year’s Resolutions with an iPad.
Not sure how to get started? Visit our FAQ page: http://library.osu.edu/blogs/buckipad/faq/
OSU Thompson Library is suspending circulation of the iPads and iPad minis to all students, faculty and staff during Winter Break 2013 in order to perform updates to the iPads.
Check back here for notification on future availability of the iPads.
By popular demand, we have increased the loan period for all iPads and iPad minis to a full 24-hours!
How do you use your BuckiPad over the course of 24-hours?
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Liven up presentations or lessonswith the Interactive Whiteboard app. This app allows users to record audio while simultaneously writing or drawing on the screen for a presentation.
An excellent tool for students creating online presentation or faculty recording lessons for a flipped classroom.
This app has been add based on recommendations from you! Want to see more apps like this? Complete the feedback form here.
Just in time for the weekend and/or your midterm studying needs, the iPads are available again for checkout. iOS7 updated as well!
Visit OSU’s Thompson Library circulation desk to borrow a BuckiPad.
The BuckiPads are temporarily unavailable for checkout as of 9/20/2013.
In our effort to update many of the iPads to iOS7, we have run into some issues resulting in a need to temporarily suspend lending of the iPads out of Thompson Library.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patients during this pilot project.
Check back here for an update on when the iPads will be available again for checkout.
There’s a great article in UWeekly about all the various iPad initiatives around campus, from the Digital First Impact Grants, to the OSU Marching Band, and also our very own BuckiPads available through Thompson Library!
We also had the wonderful opportunity to chat with BuckeyeTV about the BuckiPad Pilot program. Check out the excellent piece that OSU student, Ritika Shah, and others at BuckeyeTV put together: