Recently, Barbour Library has begun to increase the number of eBooks in its collection. Most eBooks are available through the library's catalog, and the following steps will teach you how to search for them. There are also some eBooks we have available only through databases. See the eBooks LibGuide for more in-depth instruction on utilizing the full range of available eBooks.
At this time, Barbour Library doesn't offer eBooks for checkout or download but for online reading purposes only. Some vendors allow portions of an eBook to be saved or printed but it varies by publisher.
To begin finding eBooks through the library's catalog, you will want to conduct an Advanced Keyword Search.
1. Go to the library's catalog and under "Guided Search and Advanced Search Options," select Advanced Keyword Search from the dropdown menu or click on the Advanced Search link.
This will take you to a new search screen.
2. Select EBOOK from the "Material Type" dropdown menu to limit your search results to show only eBooks.
3. Enter in your search term(s) in the top box or enter in an asterisk (*) to browse all eBooks in the library's catalog.
4. Click Submit to view your search results.
5. From the results list to view a book description, click on the title.
6. On the book's detail page, click on the View Electronic Resource (PTS users only) link to gain access to the eBook.
You can directly access the majority of the library's eBooks through the catalog including eBooks from the following vendors: EBSCO, Project MUSE, JSTOR, Brill, Liverpool, and Oxford. There are a few eBook collections that aren't available in the library's catalog, including Early English Books Online (EEBO).