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The library has access to a large collection of ebooks online in EBSCO. These ebooks show up when you do a search in our catalog and in some EBSCO database searches.

Identifying ebooks in the catalog

eBooks can show up two ways in your catalog search results: most of the time they will have an item type of ‘eBook’ (shown just below the author’s name), but sometimes, if the library also has a print copy, they’ll show up with an item type of ‘Book’.

You’ll always be able to tell whether we have an ebook version of a book because the ebooks will always have a “View eBook” button.

When you’re ready to check out an ebook, just click the “View eBook” button.

Checking out an ebook

Clicking on the “View online” button will take you to the EBSCO details page for the ebook. (If you’re off-campus, you’ll be asked to sign in to our proxy so that EBSCO will know you have access through Goshen College.)

In the center column of the page, you’ll see basic information about the ebook (the author, publisher, cover, and a description of the book). To the left are two access options: PDF Full Text and Download This eBook (Offline). Some ebooks don’t have a download option, in which case you’ll have to use EBSCO’s in-browser reader.



Library Help

If you want to talk to a librarian about using library ebooks, you can:

  • chat with a librarian using the chat box or in the library, Monday-Friday 9a-5p, Sunday-Thursday 7p-10p or
  • email us