Search and view full text of eBooks in the Dugan Library collection. Books can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF or epub formats. Some books have limits on the number of pages available for download, but can still be viewed online in full.
Search for Open Access Books through the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
DOAB is a discovery service for peer reviewed open access books and book publishers that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed books. DOAB contains over 50,000 academic peer-reviewed books.
Search for Digitized Historical Books through HathiTrust
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. Individual users and institutions can create collections of materials within the database that can be publicly browsed.
Navigation of ebooks will vary by provider. Below is an example of navigating, searching, and downloading chapters for an ebook in EBSCO.