When searching the library catalog, you are likely to find items denoted as eBooks. An eBook is a book that exists in a digital, electronic form.
The library's eBooks work on any device that supports PDF formats and graphics. While downloading is possible for some titles, most work best when read through a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.).
The library uses many different vendors to access eBooks including EBSCO, JSTOR, and ProQuest. Because of the variety of vendors, each eBook interface varies. While this can be confusing, the good news is that most eBooks function in the same way.
Searching Within eBooks
As mentioned before, eBook interfaces will vary depending on the vendor providing the book. Most allow you to search the entirety of the text. A magnifying glass usually signifies the search feature in eBooks. If the eBook does not have a magnifying glass icon, you can also look for phrases like "search in this publication" or "search in this book." In PDF eBooks, you can also use the shortcut of Ctrl+F (Windows) or Command+F (Mac) to open the search box.