How Do I Search for eBooks?
Hello. I am Mark Matook, Student Success Librarian of Systems and Electronic Resources for the Middlesex Community College Libraries. This is MCCLibVids FAQ. Today, we are answering the question: How do I find eBooks?
Searching for eBooks is simple using MCC Search. On the library homepage, locate MCC Search in the center of the page. Type in your initial search terms and run the search by clicking the button to the right or tapping “return” or “enter” on your keyboard. At the top of the results page, you can adjust your search terms or add to them. In the refining tools on the left side of the page, in the “Refine Results” column, you can choose to “Limit By Source Type”. Click “Show More”. In the resulting window, you may click “Academic Journals” for scholarly articles, or “Magazines” or “News” for popular articles, but today, we will select “eBooks”. Once you click “Update”, the results page will reload. You may click each title to navigate to a record page.
If prompted to login, simply enter your library login credentials. If you have questions about logging in, be sure to watch our MCCLibVid titled “How do I login from off-campus?”
Once you click the eBook title, you will be brought to the record page which you may evaluate to see if the title is a fit for your research needs. Full text can be accessed via the options in the far left column. If you have found an eBook that you wish to save to return to in the future, you can click the permalink button on the right and copy the link that displays. It’s recommended that you also note the title, author, and publication date – should there be an issue with access and you wish to seek the help of an MCC Librarian. The permalink will bring you back to this – the record page – for access to the eBook and to the information that you will use to create citations. You can watch our video on using NoodleTools to do so.
If you wish to search for popular titles, you may also want to browse Overdrive – yet another platform available to you as a member of the MCC Community.
If you have any questions about this and other topics, we encourage you to contact an MCC Librarian by visiting our site and using some of the many means of contact.
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