You may access the Online Library Catalog from the drop-down menu beneath the "Find Articles, eBooks & More" tab on the banner across the Shapiro Library Home Page and/or search directly in the box below.
You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audiobooks, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks. You may search eBook databases specifically by clicking on the Find Books and eBooks tab in the drop-down menu beneath the "Find Articles, eBooks & More" tab on top of the library home page.
Try searches such as:
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Here is a listing of eBook FAQ's explaining how to access and download eBooks.
When using library databases for research, look for the "Full Text PDF", "HTML Full Text", "EPUB Full Text", or "Link to Full Text" options that appear beneath the citation of the book or article in the results list. These links will take you to the actual text of the item to read it, (save, download, print, etc.).
The screenshot below shows the PDF Full Text and EPUB Full Text options that appear in the Multi-Search database below the title of the eBook.
There will be times that the full text is not available inside the database you are searching, but that does not mean that the library does not have the resource. You will see the linked option for "Full Text Finder" or "Linked to Full Text" instead, which will search across our databases for that item. If we have it, you will be brought directly to the full text of the resource.
There will also be times that you will see a citation and abstract for a resource, but we do not have the full text of the item. In this case, there will be a Request via Interlibrary Loan link.
Click this and you will enter the Interlibrary Loan system with the information of the resource you want to request a copy. The library will send out a request for any libraries that have this item and are willing to send us an electronic copy. Please see the Interlibrary Loan information to the left of this box for more information.
If you have any difficulty getting to the full text of the resource to read, reach out to a librarian via chat, email, or phone right away, we are happy to help!