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eBooks in the MacPhaidin Library: Working With PDF Files

Information about how to obtain e-books in the MacPhaidin Library

Getting Started

Many resources allow users to download material as a PDF file that can be transferred to an e-reader.  Here is where you can find resources for making the most of your e-reader with PDF files.  Since PDF files are not formatted the same way e-books, they may not be as interactive.  However, if you are looking to have resources at the tip of your fingertips, having PDFs on your e-reader may be a great research tool.  We have resources for:

 

E-Book File Formats

If you're unsure of what e-book format is compatible with your personal e-reader, or if you want to know what devices you can use to read a particular file format, check out the Comparison of E-Book Formats from Wikipedia that details all formats available and covers virtually all devices.  Wikipedia is updated frequently, so check back often!

PDFs to Other Formats

If you're feeling adventurous and want to learn more about how to convert PDF files to other types of files supported by e-readers, you can check out the tool, Calibre, that allows users to convert files.

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