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How to Use Decker Library Databases

How to access E-Books

Decker Library has added EBSCOhost E-Books collection to our catalog.  This is in addition of 100,000+ titles that are now available to our patrons.  The subjects covered by this collection are multi-disciplinary and scholarly publications. 

Link to "how-to-guide": Guide

Patrons can access the E-Book collection in a few ways:

  • Patrons can go to our Research Database web page and then scroll to the listing of EBOOK ACADEMIC COLLECTION
  • Patrons can go to the Decker Library Catalog and under the Everything drop down menu to select E-Books search.  If a patron is off-campus, one will have to sign in with MICA username and password to access e-books. If a patron clicks on GUEST, one will not have access to the e-books
  • The E-Book record will have an access statement like such: Click Here for Full Text EBSCOhost E-Book

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / | General Questions: 410-225-2272 /

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