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Library eBooks Print Page

eBook icon

This icon tells you that you have found an electronic book resource in the catalog.


This icon indicates an electronic resource is available. 


Finding eBooks with Easy Search

Easy Search is the fastest way to locate Library eBooks

Easy Search searches many resources at once and provides a list of resources available through a variety of sources including the library catalog, electronic journals, eBooks, Google Books, IDEALS and more.

Easy Search Results are broken down into categories.

The eBook results are listed under the category "Books, Multimedia in UIUC & Illinois Libraries and Full-Text Books."

For UIUC catalog results, a separate "E-Book matches" link is on the right after the total matches link. There are also links to eBooks by publisher (i.e. Springer, Elsevier, etc) and Google Books results.

Books, Multimedia in UIUC & Illinois Libraries and Full-Text Books

  • UIUC Catalog, I-share, and IDEALS.
  • e-book publishers (i.e. Springer, Wiley, Safari, etc)
  • Google Books
  • Hathi Trust E-Books

Browsing eBooks in the Catalog

You can also access electronic books through the library catalog. An in-depth guide is available HERE.

Once you navigate to the catalog you will want to use the advanced search option.

You can browse the library's eBooks in the catalog by preforming a keyword search and selecting Electronic under "version" and Book under "format."

Easy Search (Gen.)



Electronic books from other libraries cannot be accessed even though they appear in the I-share catalog.


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