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ECE: Summer Internship Programs: Find Ebooks

There are 2 ways to search for e-books: search by topic or title in the library catalog, or search a specific e=book collection at the publisher's website (which allows full-text searching, but may also bring back too many results).
if you find a book title in the UC Library Search but it doesn't have an e-book link, send a query to Ask A LIbrarian if you cannot find it activated on the publisher's e-book platform.

Searching for Ebooks in Library Catalog

The Library has thousands of ebooks that you can access off campus. Search UC Library Search, to see what we have in e-books. The default search is keyword, but you can also search by title and author in Advanced Search.

If it is an e-book, you'll see links to go to the electronic version. You can also search the catalog to see print books as well.

You can click Go to Electronic Version in the search results, or the "Get It Online" link in the individual record



If you come across a book that you want to read, but it's in print:

  1. If you're in San Diego, go to the library in person. pick up the book(s),use the self-checkout stations on the main 2nd floor (or have the staff in the Geisel Service Hub help you).  You can also have the book paged and held at the Geisel or WongAvery Self-service hold shelves, or use the new curbside pickup service to request the book.  The fastest way to get a book is to visit the library and get it yourself.
  2. 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.
  3. If you only need a book chapter, you can request it via our scanning service. If we don't have the book in-house, we can request it via interlibrary loan. 
  4. Contact me ( 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). 

ECE Ebook Collections

These are the largest collections of ebooks in ECE and related disciplines.