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GPO E-book Pilot Project

Federal Publications Available for Download as E-books

GPO (the Government Printing Office) is making a small number of e-books available for use in two of the most common e-book formats, ePub and MOBI. The Oregon State Library has selected three of the publications, on the topic of employment, to offer here.

Employment Interviewing: Seizing the Opportunity and the Job

Preparing for interviews requires basic interviewing skills. Provides advice about what to do before, during, and after a job interview.

Download ePub for most popular e-book reading devices

Download MOBI for Kindle

Getting Back to Work: Returning to the Labor Force After an Absence

Covers re-entry strategies for jobseekers who are seeking skills, have criminal records, have too little or too much work experience, have been fired or laid off, or have disabilities. An extensive page of re-entry resources, including electronic resources, is included.

Download ePub for most popular e-book reading devices

Download MOBI for Kindle

How to Get a Job in the Federal Government

Published by the Department of Labor; reviews over 400 occupational specialties (excluding postal service and military workers) currently employed in the Federal Government.

Download ePub for most popular e-book reading devices

Download MOBI for Kindle

Instructions

To use the ePub files for most devices (including Sony Reader, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook): Connect your reader device via USB cable to your PC; the device will appear as an external drive. You can then drag or drop the .epub files onto your reader device. For more information about transferring .epub files, see directions provided by your reader’s manufacturer.

To use the MOBI files for your Amazon Kindle: Connect the Kindle to your PC; the Kindle appears as an external drive. You can then drag or drop the .mobi files from your PC onto the Kindle drive. For more information about transferring .mobi files, see your Kindle documentation. In some cases, these files may work on smart phones or other mobile devices that have a Mobipocket compatible e-book reader, such as the iPad/iPhone free app for the Kindle reader. Amazon also offers transfer instructions if you work from the Cloud.

Please Note: If you do not have an eReader device available you may access these publications using your desktop computer by downloading a free application such as Adobe Digital Editions (reads ePub files) or Kindle desktop eReader (reads MOBI files).

More E-books from GPO

Check for additional e-books in the "New Government eBook Titles" line on the GPO New Titles page.

Other E-book Collections

These collections are available from the State Library to registered state employees via the Books & Journals page:

  • Books 24x7
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • There are also free e-books available through such sites as:
  • Open Library
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Internet Archive - Text Archive
  • HathiTrust
  • Google Books
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