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E-Books and E-Readers at Lavery Library   Tags: e-readers, ebooks. e-books, ereaders  

How to find electronic books and resources in the library's catalog and beyond.
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Started

What is an E-Book?

An e-book, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is defined by The Oxford Dictionary of English as "an electronic version of a printed book."

It is important to note that an e-book is able to exist without any printed equivalent.

More Information (from Wikipedia)


Additional Information

See these Wikipedia pages for more information about e-readers and e-books:

Also, see this CNET article comparing readers, updated since December 2010.


E-Books at Lavery Library

This guide will help you to search, find, and download electronic books. In addition, it will also direct you to information about e-reader software, audio books, uploading e-books to e-readers, and how to cite e-books.

There are currently approximately 80,000+ e-books available in the Lavery Library catalog, and more are added monthly.

Most e-books are available to read online, while printing, copying, downloading, and audio features vary.


How to Use FisherCat to find eBooks

How to search for e-books in FisherCat:

  1. To begin, go to FisherCat:
  2. Do an Advanced Search
  3. Type in your search query in the text boxes
  4. Limit by Material Type: E-BOOKS


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