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E-Book Basics

This guide will give you basic information you need to find and view e-books from the WSU Libraries.


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Erin Hvizdak
Terrell Library 120F
Washington State University, Pullman
(509) 335-9514

Getting Started with E-Books

How to find e-books at the WSU Libraries:

Enter a keyword or phrase into Search It, and then limit to e-books on the left side, under Type (you may have to click show/hide filters to make this appear). OR in Advanced Search, limit to e-books under Material Type.


2) Search directly in an e-books database. Links are provided below.

You may also "check out" and download an e-book for a limited amount of time. This detailed process is covered in a separate research guide:

E-Book Databases Available at the WSU Libraries

There are two main databases that contain academic e-books (University or academic publishers, monographs, original research, etc.). You can find all of the e-books via Search It, but you can also search directly in their system if preferred.

The WSU Libraries also has several other databases that contain e-books of various types, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference material. You can see a full list of e-book databases at the following link.

WSU Libraries, PO Box 645610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5610, 509-335-9671, Contact Us