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Library Research Guides

Finding and Using Electronic Books (e-Books)

Information about e-Book readers and collections available to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.

Finding e-Books using U-M Library Catalog Search

How do I find e-books using Library Catalog Search?

To look for titles we've digitized, purchased, or licensed:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the 'Available online' check box under Access Options.
  3. Enter your search terms and click Search.

Titles are identified as “Available online” when at least one complete volume, issue, or part of the primary content is accessible online to all current U-M students, faculty and staff.

Finding e-Book Databases

How do I find databases that have e-books?

To generate a list of library databases that contain e-books:

  1. Visit the U-M Library Databases Search.
  2. Make sure you are on the Databases Advanced Search screen..
  3. Select E-Book(s) from the list of options under Database Type.