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Specializes in Maternal Child. Has 6 years experience.

Wondering if any of you had success with an e-book? There are some on eBay for <$10, so it would be a great way to save $. I did use some in undergrad and was wondering if anyone had an opinion on this?

renzlao, MSN, APRN

Specializes in MS, Emergency. Has 16 years experience.

I did. I used pdf versions and read / annotate via my iPad through an app called GoodNotes.

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

I used a few, I found them hard to navigate. My school had a dedicated service for e-books that was much better than the cheap pdfs off of ebay.

cyram81RN, ADN, BSN

Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. Has 11 years experience.

I utilized my public library system to purchase my books for me. Then it goes into circulation for future students to use them.

BrandonMiller695

Specializes in Educator. Has 11 years experience.

www.eMedBooks.com has cheaper books and study material 🙂

DrCOVID, DNP

Specializes in mental health/medical-surgical. Has 12 years experience.

Wow. Incredibly, e-books "are hard to navigate..." most pdfs you can use the find function to search keywords and official pdfs have clickable links in the index as well as chapter bookmarks...

I have a version of Stahl's prescribes guide, which has each med indexed as a bookmark alphabetically on top of the "use" section and index which has page numbers/meds you can click on and the pdf moves you to that medication.

The DSM pdf has each section (substance abuse, personality disorders, etc) bookmarked and clearly label.

Why anyone wants to spend their time thumbing thru pages nowadays is funny. I guess spend your time how you want.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 42 years experience.

8 minutes ago, adammRN said:

Wow. Incredibly, e-books "are hard to navigate..." most pdfs you can use the find function to search keywords and official pdfs have clickable links in the index as well as chapter bookmarks...

I have a version of Stahl's prescribes guide, which has each med indexed as a bookmark alphabetically on top of the "use" section and index which has page numbers/meds you can click on and the pdf moves you to that medication.

The DSM pdf has each section (substance abuse, personality disorders, etc) bookmarked and clearly label.

Why anyone wants to spend their time thumbing thru pages nowadays is funny. I guess spend your time how you want.

I am just now learning to use more of the keywords, links, etc., to navigate ebooks. My Kindle even has a dictionary function. Wow! Basically, I've used only those functions that I knew I needed.

It's a whole new world for those of us who didn't grow up with computers.

It's the same with my iPhone; I have learned how to use the phone to call and text. (I think there's something called, "Zoom"?) I can use "Maps" to find driving directions. I can take pictures, but I don't know how to get the pictures onto my computer other than to email them. So I email them.

Hey, I'm learning. 🙃