Summon allows you to search for eBooks across all disciplines and collections simultaneously, but you can also look at a subset by searching directly in a particular platform. These platforms can be very large and multidisciplinary, e.g. Ebook Central, or they can provide access to subject specific collections.
You can also find scholarly eBooks beyond the Library, made freely available by Open Access publishers.
The instructions below show you how to search for and discover eBooks.
You can search for eBooks within a particular platform, such as Ebook Central or Ebsco eBook Collection, but it's important to understand that this will restrict your search to only those eBooks available within that platform. Summon, however, allows you to search across all eBook platforms simultaneously and is the best place to start.
You may choose to search for eBooks in a particular platform because you like the readability or functionality it provides, or because you have set up an account and saved notes and bookmarks. You can also browse the eBook platform by subject.
Enter your keywords in the search box or click on a subject from the Browse by Category list to the left of the screen.
There are an increasing number of scholarly eBooks freely available online and a simple way to discover them is through the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).
Many Open Access eBooks will also be included in the results list when you search Summon (look for the open padlock icon), or you can filter your results to show only Open Access eBooks.
Your Subject Guide may provide other relevant eBook suggestions - check out the Books tab within the guide.