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What are eBooks?
This Guide will help you find information on eBooks available in Reed Library. An eBook (electronic book; e-book; digital book) is the digital version of a printed book, or a full-length book text that is published in digital format to be viewed on the computer, dedicated eBook readers and mobile phones.
You can read eBooks from your computer, or on an e-reader like a Kindle or Nook.
Where to find eBooks
You can find eBooks owned by Reed Library in two ways.
You can search ReedSearch for your desired terms, just as you would for a print book, then limit the search to items "Available online" and then limit Material Type to "Books"
You can also access eBooks from databases that collect them. The following databases in Reed Library include eBooks:
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
Ebook Central allows you to read eBooks in your browser, on your desktop, or on your iOS or Android device; create and share book lists; and print articles from books.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Search and view the full text of eBooks.
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Oxford Reference This link opens in a new window
Includes nearly 300 language and subject reference works from the Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, plus the Visual English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and Encyclopedia of Mammals.
SpringerLink This link opens in a new window
SpringerLink features full-text eBooks in the sciences and other disciplines.
If Reed Library doesn’t have the article, book, score, DVD, or other item you are looking for, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. This service is free!
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