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Finding and Using Electronic Books (e-Books)   Tags: books, e-book, e-books, ebook, ebooks, electronic books, ereader, kindle, nook  

Information about e-Book readers and collections available to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.
Last Updated: Sep 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Guide Contents


  • Introduction to e-Books
  • Popular e-Book Collections


  • Finding e-Books using Mirlyn
  • Finding e-Book Databases
  • External e-Book Sources


  • Finding e-Audiobooks
  • Free e-Audiobook Sources

Help and Troubleshooting

  • Getting Help
  • Troubleshooting e-Books
  • Your e-Reader and Library e-Books
  • e-Readers and File Formats

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Introduction to e-Books

e-Books in our library

This guide highlights some of our more popular e-book collections and addresses common questions about use, downloading and troubleshooting. If you have any questions, please contact the librarians listed within this guide.


Selected e-Book Collections

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ebrary Academic Complete

A growing and changing collection of 110,000+ e-books in many different academic subject areas.
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EBSCOhost e-Book Collection

A collection of over 28,000 electronic books on all topics that includes 800+ editions of computer manuals, reference books, and other books placed on course reserve.
View more information about EBSCOhost e-Book Collection

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ScienceDirect (Elsevier Books & Journals Online)

Includes access to 2,000+ books published by Elsevier Science and its subsidiary publishers. Coverage is strong for the life and physical sciences, medicine, and technical fields.
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Safari Books Online

Includes full text of technical books from O'Reilly & Associates and The Pearson Technology Group (including Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams) and other publishers.
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Springer Complete English/International eBook Collection

Provides online full-text access to over 40,000 books in all subject areas published by Springer, one of the world's largest academic publishers.
View more information about Springer Complete eBook Collection

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Wiley Online Library

A multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
View more information about Wiley Online Library

Library Contact

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Lisa Campbell
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209 Hatcher Graduate Library N.
913 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Pam MacKintosh
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Economics Librarian
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
University of Michigan
2178 Shapiro Undergraduate Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

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