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E-books at CTU

E-Book Basics

Image of an e-book

1. To use e-books,  you'll need a user name and password set up specifically for Library access. See Getting Started with Electronic Resources for more information.

3. E-books are read through a browser or e-reader software like Adobe Digital Editions. You'll see your options (and have the opportunity to download software needed) when you're ready to check out a book.

3. You may need to set up a free account with the vendor (EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.) or download separate software to use an e-book. Details are provided when you click the link to download the book.

4. E-books have widely varying downloading, printing, and copying restrictions set by the e-book vendors (ProQuest, EBSCO, etc.). The restrictions for each title are visible on the download pages for each title.

5. The two piaces to search for e-books are EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and Primo VE, the Library catalog. They contain overlapping content but aren't identical. You may need to search both to find what you're looking for.

6. Contact Electronic Resource and Instrution Librarian Deb Winarski for e-book help.

Finding E-Books

Go to EBSCO Discovery Service 

  1. Type your search terms in the boxes at the top of the page (select Title from the box on the left if you're sure of the book's title).

Search box for EBSCO Discovery Service

2. Click Search

3. Limit your results to e-books by checking the eBooks Only box in the column on the left.


E-books only checkbox


The results list will reload and you'll see if your book is available as an e-book. Look for EPUB Full Text, PDF Full Text, or Online Access links. Click one of these icons to download or click the book's title for further details.

Search results screen for ebook search


1.  Go to Primo, the Library's online catalog.

2. Begin typing your search term in the box at the top of the page. As you type, you'll see options for setting the scope of your search. Click the top option so that you're searching only in the library catalog.

3. Click the magnifying glass.

4. In the results list, look for titles that contain an Availalbe online link. You can limit your results to electronic materials by clicking the Available online checkbox in the left column. 




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