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Searching for Ebooks
The Library has thousands of ebooks that you can access off campus. Search Roger, the library catalog, to see what we have in ebooks as well as print books. The default search is keyword, but you can also search by title and author. If it is an ebook, you'll see links in Roger to go to the electronic version.
If you come across a book that you want to read, but you can only find it in print:
- Search again in Roger, this time by the title of the book. Print books and ebook have separate records in the library catalog, and there's always the chance the records won't appear together in a keyword search.
- If the book is new, and from one of the publishers listed to the right, like Wiley and Elsevier/Science Direct, search for the book on the publisher's website. It's possible the book is available online, but it has not been cataloged yet.
- If you only need a book chapter, you can use interlibrary loan to request a PDF of the book chapter. Most libraries do not have access to their print collections to scan the chapter, but if there is an ebook we should be able to get the chapter.
- Contact me (email@example.com). I can double check our holdings, and if we don't have it I can possibly order a copy for the library (and have you notified when the book is available).
Key E-Book Collections for Chemistry
Directly searching an ebook collection on the publisher's website is another way to find relevant books and chapters. But when searching the publisher websites, consider making your search more narrow, rather than broadly like the library catalog. Since you're searching the full text of their books and articles, general searches will give you too many results. We also may not have every book listed on their website. Check Roger for a print copy, or consider requesting via interlibrary loan.
American Chemical Society Symposium Series
Peer-reviewed books developed from the technical symposia of the ACS national and regional meetings. Topics include renewable materials, medicinal chemistry, food and agricultural chemistry, and environmental science.
Springer E-Books Collection
Very large collection, good for all topics.
A database of ebooks from *multiple* publishers, Engineering-focused, but strong for related topics (chemistry, energy, etc).
Royal Society of Chemistry E-Books
The RSC e-book collection, covering chemistry, chemical engineering and industrial chemistry, materials/polymers; nanoscience; biomolecular and biomedicine, environmental and food sciences; pharmacology, toxicology, and drug discovery.
Wiley E-Books (Wiley Online Library)
Online access to many Wiley science and engineering e-books. Browse titles here
. If you search on the Wiley site, look for titles with "open" locks. [2011 to present, plus selected pre-2011 titles]
Elsevier, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Morgan Kaufman, Woodhead, and Newnes ebooks in science and engineering. [2014 to present, with heavy selected coverage of earlier years]
Taylor & Francis
Includes the CRC Press science and engineering books.