Easy Instruction – E-BOOKS
Evans Library Lobby
July 16 @ 1:00 and July 17 @ 6:00
What are e-books?
E-books, or electronic books, are books that have been
digitized or born digital and therefore readable online.
The Evans Library provides access to thousands of e-
books via the Library website. We purchase or subscribe
to e-book packages as well as individual titles. Some e-
books are reference resources, searched for specific facts;
some are textbooks; all can be valuable resources for
assignments, reports, research, and general interest.
Your TRACKS user name and password are required for
access to these online resources.
How do I read an e-book?
Most of our e-books are PDFs and readable
through your browser. Many allow printing and
downloading of pages or chapters for offline
reading or transfer to e-book readers and
mobile devices. Some allow downloading of
How can I find e-books and locate the
information I need?
A good place to begin is the A to Z e-Books link
in the left column on the Library homepage.
From this page you have several
• If you know the title or online ISBN of an e-book
you would like to access, you can enter your
search in the search box;
• you may browse our list alphabetically;
• you may browse our list by broad subject;
• or, you may click on a database and then browse
the titles or search the full-text for your topic. A
full-text search will take you to chapters or pages
that correspond with your interest.
Other options for finding e-books in
the Evans Library collection are:
performing a SUMMON search
• searching the Catalog (searches metadata only
– author, title, subject)
• browsing the Research Guide in your areas of
interest. You will find that all electronic
resources will be linked.
Other sources for e-books
In addition to e-books that are purchased or subscribed to by
the Evans Library, we all have free access to e-books that are
in the public domain, free of copyright restrictions, or
published as open access books.
Examples of book collections available for free access on the
• Google Books
• Project Gutenberg
• Biodiversity Heritage Library
Your public library is also a great place to borrow e-books.