3. Discovering E-books: Library Catalogs
You can search the OSU Library Catalog for e-books. After entering your search terms, you will need to limit your search to e-books by choosing E-books from the dropdown menu to the right of the search box:
Limiting your search to e-books will work for keyword, title, author, and subject searches. Once you have your search results, you can click on titles.
To access the e-book's content, look for a link like this on the page you get after clicking on the title in the results page:
If you are off campus, you may be asked to log in.
Some things to know:
- The OSU Library Catalog will not search the full-text of the e-books, it only searches titles, authors, subjects, etc. Table of contents, if in the catalog, will be searched too.
- Some e-book resources may have a limited number of users or a time limit per book. You may be asked to check back later for access.
- See the Searching the Library Catalog tutorial for tips on searching methods.
If you are using WorldCat@OSU, the Search All tab on the main OSU Libraries web page, you can limit to the eBook format after a search by using the limit on the left-hand side.
See our WorldCat@OSU tutorial for more details on searching WorldCat@OSU.
Do a keyword search in the OSU Library Catalog and limit to E-books for the following words. Which has the most results?