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How do I find e-books?  

A guide on how to find e-books for your research.
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find e-books in the Library's collections?

Are e-book versions of popular titles available?

The Library’s e-book collections support teaching and research at the University. For popular titles, visit the Chicago Public Library, which has a large collection of popular e-books.

Can I download e-books as PDFs?

The Library provides access to e-books through numerous platforms and downloading policies vary. Most platforms allow PDF downloads of portions of e-books. Some allow downloads of complete works.

For details, see Downloading E-books.

Can I read e-books on my e-reader (Kindle, Nook)?

E-books from EBSCO, ebrary, and EBL can be viewed on e-readers through the BlueFire app, Adobe Digital Editions, or mobile web browser. For details, see:

Can multiple users view an e-book simultaneously?

Many e-books permit only one user at a time. If you are unable to access an e-book, try again later or ask a librarian for assistance.

In ebrary, a notation in the header will indicate whether a title can be viewed only by a limited number of users at once:

ebrary limited user notation

Search the Library's largest e-book collections:

  • EBSCO eBook collection  
    Search and download full-text from the Library's largest, multidisciplinary collection of e-books. Includes all University of Chicago Press titles.
  • ebrary  
    Search and download thousands full-text books in multiple academic and general interest subject areas. Includes all University of Chicago Press titles.
  • EBL (Electronic Books Library)
    More than 29,000 academic e-books available through the CARLI EBL partnership.
    Select "University of Chicago" from the drop-down list to access the collection.

University of Chicago Press

Use the links below to access e-books from the University of Chicago Press:

Chicago Manual of Style

Other Current Publications

Earlier Publications

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