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Free E-Books for your E-Readers

Welcome!

Welcome to Free e-Books!free e-books

Got a new e-reader?  Want to try reading an e-book before you invest in an e-reader?  Want to download FREE books?!  Check out this LibGuide to find sites for free e-Books as well as navigate this new world of formats and e-reader applications. 

A word of caution...

Because of U.S. Copyright law, in general, materials that are less than 70 years old are protected by copyright and are NOT free!  Consequently, most books that you will find on these sites will be older than 70 years old.

Well, then why would I want to use these FREE e-Book sites?!

There are still a lot of good books out there written more than 70 years ago - especially the classics!  If you're taking an English or American literature class, maybe you can skip buying the book and read an e-book for free.

General Services

Library Tutorials

Here you will find self-paced video and print tutorials on how to find and use the resources available to you through the Gateway Library, as well as how to perform all the proper steps in the research process.

Citation and Style Guides

Here you will find information on how to properly utilize the two citation styles used within Gateway classes, as well as example papers and other related resources.

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Go to the link above to find our contact information, a direct link to chat with us during business hours, and several other ways to submit questions. Don't be shy! As as student, asking questions is your job!

Research databases
 
***Adapted from Ashford University***

State your topic

Your topic is the essential idea of your paper. It is usually a few words or a phrase that summarizes the subject of your paper. For your thesis statement, try to make your topic as specific as possible.

State your main idea about this topic

What are you trying to state or prove about your topic? What are you trying to persuade the reader to believe? When stating your opinion, be sure to:

  • express one major ideal
  • name the topic and assert something specific about it
  • take a stance on an issue that you can support with facts and reasons.
  • state your position on or opinion about the issue.

Give a reason that supports your main idea

Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Give another reason that supports your main idea

Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Give one more reason that supports your main idea

Tell us one reason that supports your opinion. Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Include an opposing viewpoint to your main idea, if applicable

A good thesis statement acknowledges that there is always another side to the argument. So, include an opposing viewpoint (a counterargument) to your opinion. Basically, write down what a person who disagrees with your position might say about your topic.



 

Click the button to generate your thesis statement!

 

 

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
San José State University