How to find books and other materials in library catalogs
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2014
The University Libraries provide access to several electronic book collections,
giving our patrons access to thousands of titles in online
collections are only available for use from
on-campus computers. To search for an electronic book in our library
Limit/Sort your search results to the Material
Type: E-Book. Note: Most of our books can be viewed on the website or as PDF files, but not downloaded to your e-book reader.
Many of these sites provide access to digital copies of books that are in the public domain (no longer under copyright) and
therefore have many
classics and older works.
Google scans books from libraries or accepts digital copies from publishers. Depending on copyright status, you may be able to see an entire book, a multi-page preview, or just snippets of text.
Search Hathi Trust's digital collection. HathiTrust contains millions of digital books, journals, government documents, and other volumes, all digitized from research libraries. The collection includes both public domain and in-copyright works across a full range of subjects.
These collections provide on-screen access to electronic books, most with limited printing and saving options. These titles are not downloadable in common e-book reader formats.
- OhioLINK Electronic Books Center
A portal for several collections available through OhioLINK. The Scholarly & Reference collection are special-topic reference books, as well as more general books from Oxford University Press and Springer. The American & English Literature Collection contains the full text of British and American poetry, prose, and drama. You can Browse the books in their entirety, or search for a specific entry by keyword.
Several thousand electronic books from a variety of publishers, covering recent editions in all subject areas. In many ways, NetLibrary books behave like physical books; only one person can use them at a time, they cannot be downloaded and can be printed only a page at a time. You can browse a book indefinitely (with a fifteen minute inactivity ‘time out’ period), or check it out for two hours at a time.
- Safari Tech Books
Over 1600 books from information technology publishers such as O’Reilly, Que, and Microsoft. Any number of people can use these books at one time, and the contents are displayed section by section, rather than page by page. This is a great collection for people in computer sciences or anyone who uses computers.
- Humanities E-Book Collection
A digital collection of 2,200 full-text titles in the Humanities offered by the American Council of Learned Societies, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
All of these resources are available on the Health Science Campus,
including in the Medical Center. Off-campus access to many
resources is restricted to faculty, residents,
staff, and students who are affiliated with the Medical Center or one of
Health Science Campus
colleges (Health Science and Human Service,
Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy). If you have questions about whether
entitled to remote
access to these resources, contact Mulford Reference Assistance.