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Major collections of eBooks
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/ebooks Print Guide

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About eBooks @ UW Libraries

This guide lists the major eBook collections alphabetically and by subject area. To see if the UW Libraries has a specific eBook, use the UW Libraries Search box on the right. Three major collections of eBooks are:

  • EBL ebook library  Icon  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers. Requires UWnetid and password. For help, click the help/feedback link in the upper right-hand corner of the EBL page.
  • ebrary  Icon  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers. For help see the ebrary help page.
  • EBSCOhost ebook collection  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers. For help, click the help link in the upper right-hand corner of the EBSCOhost page.
    Requires Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Project Muse Books  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers. For help, click the help link in the top right toolbar.
 

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      Finding eBooks

      The UW Libraries has a growing collection of electronic books covering all topics. The best way to find a specific eBook or eBooks on a topic is to use UW Worldcat.


      Advanced Search | UW Libraries Search (beta)search with worldcat

      To find books: 

      • On a topic: type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: heath care policy politics
      • By title - type in the first few words of the title in quotations. For example: "governing health the politics" 
      • By author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "skocpol theda"

      On the results screen use the options on the left toolbar to narrow your results to the format "eBook." This will eliminate any articles and print books from your results. 

      Getting too many irrelevant results? Add another keyword to your search or use the toolbar on the left to narrow down your results by author, language, publication year, etc.  

       

       

      eBook Questions

      1. I'm getting print books in my search results. How can I limit my results to eBooks only? 

      On the results screen use the options on the left toolbar to filter your results: choose "fulltext online" and then "books". This will eliminate any articles and print books from your results.

      2. The eBook I want is not available at the UW Libraries. What can I do to get this eBook?  

      Make sure the book you want states that the UW Libraries owns the eBook. Check for the green "University of Washington Libraries" under the book entry in your results list.

      Most eBooks at other libraries are not available for you to borrow. There may be print copy of the book at the UW Libraries or you may be able to request a print copy via Summit or Interlibrary Loan. 

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