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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.

About This Guide

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

Finding E-books: tips on finding e-books with Summon and the library catalog and browsing collections containing e-books.

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.

E-Books outside UC: links to e-books available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and selected collections of free e-books on the public Web.

Information about e-books in various disciplines can be found in many college- and discipline-specific research guides.

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