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E-books at UC Libraries

This guide provides an overview of e-books in UC collections and online. Learn to find and read e-books.

Finding E-books with Summon

Do a search in Summon.

On the results page click in the left-hand pane under "Refine your search" click on "eBook Full Text Online."


Finding E-books in the Library Catalog

One way of finding e-books is by searching the Library catalog.

On the UC Libraries home page click the Books tab in the red search box. Click "Advanced Search."

Catalog search box with the Advanced Search option

  • Enter your search term(s).
  • From the "Material type" drop-down menu select "book."
  • From the "Limit all future searches to:" drop-down menu select "Online Books, Databases, and Journals."
  • Click "Submit" or hit "Enter."

Library catalog keyword search screen with limit options

In the results list click on the title.

Search results for ebooks in the library catalog

You may have more than option for accessing the e-book, including off-campus access.

Catalog record for an e-book with multiple access options

Databases with E-books

On the On the UC Libraries home page click the Databases tab in the red search box. Click "Browse Databases."

Databases search box with the Browse Databases option

To see databases that include e-books click "All Database Types" ands select "e-books" from the drop-down menu.

Database menu with e-books highlighted

You can filter further either by selecting a subject from the drop-down menu under "All Subjects" or by typing keywords in "Search for Databases" box.

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