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Finding E-Books

We have several ways to access e-books or electronic books.

First search EDUCAT and CLIO for the book you are looking for. If the call number is listed as EBOOKS or Electronic Resource, that book is available in digital format. Click on the link to take you to the resource.

However, not all e-books are cataloged in EDUCAT and CLIO. To do a thorough search you should explore the following resources

From the Teachers College Library databases page you can access:

  • APA PsycBooks (a full text database of books and book chapters from the American Psychological Association)
  •  Ebrary (a collection of more than 44,170 full-text books and other authoritative content from … subject areas such as Business & Economics, Computer, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Humanities, Science, Medicine & Allied Health, and Social Sciences)
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society

From Columbia University Libraries’ E-Resources page you can access:

  • Books 24 x 7 (full-text electronic books with a focus on information technologies)
  • Ebrary. (a collection of thousands of online full-text books and other materials across a variety of subject areas)
  • History E-Book Project (a collection of online scholarly books in the field of history)
  • Knovel Scientific and Engineering Interactive Books and Databases (aggregated engineering and applied science handbooks, databases, and data that can be accessed full text and by utilizing Knovel's proprietary tabular analysis tools)
  • NetLibrary (a collection of over 24,000 online books in full-text from commercial and university publishers)
  • Safari Tech Books Online (a collection of information technology books, digitized and made available by Safari Books Online in conjunction with the original publishers)
  • Online Books Project Texts (etexts that were made available at Columbia as part of the A.W. Mellon Foundation-funded "Online Books Project")
  • Virtual Reading Room Pilot Project (a test collection of 15 texts from Columbia's Core Curriculum syllabus made available for student study and for use by faculty as supplemental teaching tools)
  • E-Books Collections (searchable collections of electronic books and other non-periodical texts available online through Columbia Libraries, along with some of the most outstanding publicly-accessible resources)
  • Many public domain books are freely accessible via the Internet Archive and Google Books.

Furthermore, many of the databases to which Columbia University Libraries contain full-text books or collections of books.



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