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Find it! How to find resources at the library

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The Library Catalog

Find ebooks Fast

To limit your search results to ebooks, use the Advanced Search function of the catalog. Choose a search term, and limit the "Material Type" drop box to "ebook."

library catalog


Whether or not you limit your search to ebooks, all ebooks have a specific symbol designating their ebook status:


example catalog record

The link to the ebook is in the library record. In the example below, the ebook is part of a publisher's package called "Clinical Key." click on the link under the "Connect to" box to access the ebook.


example catalog record

Ebook Access - How Many People Can Read an ebook at the Same Time?

Please note the number of readers may access an ebook at one time. This information is included in the access field of the library catalog. 

If the note reads "single user" then only one person may read the book online at a time.  If you see a note that reads "unlimited users" then all students should theoretically be able to read the book at the same time.  Most library ebooks are not available for download, except for individual chapters. 

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