An e-book is a book in digital format. Many digital books are available online free of charge or inexpensively from book vendors, such as Amazon, etc.
University of Cincinnati Libraries provide access to thousands of e-books in a variety of subject areas. You can access e-books wherever and whenever you need them. It is important to understand that books available through UC Libraries work differently than the books you buy for your personal use.
What's In This Guide
Using E-books: a general overview of reading, borrowing, downloading, and printing options; citing tips.
Selected UC E-book Collections: Links to most popular collections of reference and scholarly e-books.
Using EBSCOhost E-books: Tips on accessing, reading, and copying/printing EBSCOhost e-books.
Using CRCnetBASE E-Books: Tips on accessing, reading, and copying/printing CRCnetBASE e-books.
Using ProQuest Ebook Central: Tips on accessing, reading, downloading, and copying/printing ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary and EBL) e-books.
Using Safari E-books: Tips on accessing,reading, and copying/printing Safari e-books.
Information about e-books in various disciplines can be found in many college- and discipline-specific research guides.
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