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Search for eBooks in the Library Catalog
You can easily search our e-books through our online catalog. Once you do a search, you can check the box for eBooks under "Format" on the left side of the results screen. To access an e-book, simply click the "View Now" button under the title, then the "View eBook" link.
Below is an example of a search for War and Peace:
eBooks for Research
Provides access to thousands of full-text ebooks on a variety of topics. Search across the entire collection by title, author, or keywords.
eBook Central (ebrary) on ProQuest via NCLive
This collection of ebooks provides texts from a wide range of publishers covering numerous disciplines.
ABC-CLIO E-Books via NCLIVE
This resource provides access to over 6,000 e-books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and more, covering a wide range of subjects.
In BiblioBoard, you will find Anthologies, which are curated collections of books, images, documents, artifacts, sounds and video related to a specific theme. Anthologies differ in size and scope, but generally you will find dozens of books and other pieces of media related to a topic.
Springer eBook collection
A collection of ebooks with a science focus, covering such topics as computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and medicine. Springer also includes a number of textbooks
Business Expert Press
Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy.
Home Grown eBooks Collection via NC Live
"This Module from NC LIVE contains a wide selection of content including innovative fiction, nonfiction, mystery & suspense, horror, fantasy, travel guides and much more."
Open Access eBook Collections
Open Library eBooks
Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive. Its goal is to create a webpage for every book ever published. The State Library of NC has contributed books to this project and participates in the lending library, which allows you to download titles to read on your computer or another device.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Titles in the public domain are freely accessible.
HPU Libraries provides access to a variety of general and subject-specific online encyclopedias. These eReference collections include:
Credo Reference via NCLIVE
Credo is a database of background content. It's full-text and can help you learn the basics of any topic. Start your research here to focus your topic, find keywords and people, and discover more in-depth books and articles.
Search individual or multiple online encyclopedias or dictionaries covering a wide range of subjects, from science to education to history.
eBooks for Leisure Reading
You can find many classic novels in eBook format by simply searching the library catalog, Open Library, or Project Gutenberg.
If you want to read more contemporary, popular fiction, however, take a look at OverDrive.
The OverDrive collection includes over 4,000 popular and classic eBooks and audiobooks, many of which are available to read on your Kindle. You can also download their Libby app or use their in-browser reader.