Answered By: Maria Yanez
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2024     Views: 203

There are may ways to access eBooks using a variety of library resources. 

Primo OneSearch

Begin at the Library's home page and scroll down to the OneSearch box. Enter your topic in the search field and click "Search". Below is an example of a search for "voting rights".

OneSearch voting rights search example


Your results will appear on the next page. Below is an example of the "voting rights" search result page.



Use the limiters in the left column to narrow your results down to both "Online" and "Open Access" materials. This will include eBooks. Click "Apply Filters". The image below shows these limiters applied in the left column.




Your results will refresh after you apply any limiters in the left column. To access an eBook, click on the "Available Online" text next to a result.



On the next page, under "Full text availability", you will see the databases you can use to access and read an eBook. Click on a database name and you will be shown options to open the eBook.



Remote Login

If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login with your library username and password . See our FAQ on how to login to the library's databases. Once you are logged in, you may see options to  "Read Online", "Download Book", "Download PDF Chapter" or "Full Download". Please note, various databases may set checkout periods or allow a certain number of simultaneous users to access titles. 

Other eBook Sources

Additionally, the library maintains subscriptions to many other eBook collections that can be found on our A-Z Databases web page. You can select to view all of our eBooks databases using the "Database Type" drop-down menu. This will show you all of the library databases that contain eBooks. You can then search each database to find eBooks on a topic.



If you need assistance searching for or accessing eBooks from the library's catalog, you can contact the Reference Desk at (310) 287- 4269 or you can connect to our Ask a Librarian 24/7 Chat feature. 

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