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eBooks Help Guide: Overview

Welcome to the Research Guide for ebooks at the Evans Library and beyond!

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  • What are ebooks? They are electronic versions of print books. 
  • Does the Evans Library have ebooks? It has thousands of ebooks covering many different topics. 
  • How do I find the Library's ebooks?  The three boxes on the right show ways to find ebooks in the Evans Library collections.  The Library subcribes to many databases with ebooks, so another option is to search for them directly in the individual databases.
  • Do I need to create an account? Some of the ebook collections might require you to create an account, but fees are never required.
  • Why can't I read the ebook that shows as "in use."  Due to publisher license agreements, some ebooks are limited to one user at a time.  If you need help with an ebook, please Ask a Librarian.
  • Can I download Evans Library ebooks to my ereader?  That depends on the publisher license agreement.  Find specific user guides on the tab above called "Using Evans Library eBooks."

Find ebooks using A to Z eBooks

From the left-side menu on the Library website, you can link to an alphabetical list of the Evans Library's eBooks. Also, you can search by title phrase or ISBN.

Find ebooks using the Evans Library Catalog

Search for your topic, then limit to ebook format on the left side. The location will be INTERNET and the call number will usually match the name of the commercial provider, such as SPRINGER, SAFARI, EBSCOHOST, etc.