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Learn how to research at the library and on the Web.

When to Use Books

How to Find eBooks at the Library

Quick Steps to Find eBooks

1. You can find ebooks at Pacific through the Library Search Box. Additionally, there are many specialized ebook databases that you can find in the A-Z list of databases. To find ebooks in the Library Search Box, enter your search terms and click Search

2. To filter your search to show you ebooks only, click the eBooks filter under Resource Type and then Apply Filters

Select the ebooks filter under resource type and click apply filters


3. When you find an ebook that you'd like to read, click on the title. You'll be brought to page with information about the book. You can click the link to access the full text of the book. If there is no full text, click Request It Through Interlibrary Loan or a similar option. If you have any issues accessing the links, contact the library for help. You can also get the citation on this page. Remember to check any citations that are generated automatically from databases against the correct citation format. You can also get the permalink (permanent link) to this page. Always use the permalink instead of the web address in your web browser because the permalink won't break and will bring you back to this book in the future. 

See the link to access the full text or the link to request alternative access.


4. Here's an example of what an ebook might look like. Each ebook platform is a little bit different, but just contact the library with any questions. We're here for you!

Ebook example

How to Read and Comment on PDFs

Annotate PDF and Web Documents

How to Access Resources from Off Campus

How to Request an eBook That We Don't Have

Are you looking for an ebook that we don't have at Pacific University Libraries? Request that we purchase it

Having Trouble Accessing a Library Resource?

If you run into trouble accessing any library resource such as an ebook, article, or any of the library's databases, here are some tips to help you troubleshoot access. Please always feel free to ask us for help by chat, phone, email, or in-person.