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How to Use FIND IT!: Accessing eBooks

About FIND IT!, D'Amour Library's resource discovery system.

 Accessing eBooks

D'Amour Library's eBooks come in a few different formats which impact the way you can access them.

Decorative image of an eBook on an eReader

Image courtesy of Maximilian Schönherr

Check the entry for the eBook you want to read.

Does it have a PDF Full Text link?    Screenshot of eBook access with "PDF Full Text," "EPUB Full Text," and "Download" links

Does it have an Online Access link?    Screenshot of eBook access links "Online Access" and "Retrieve Catalog Item"

 Accessing eBooks with PDFs

If you're interested in an ebook with a PDF link, you only need to click on the PDF link to gain access. Screenshot of the "PDF Full Text" link



The ebook may also be provided with options to open the book in additional formats or download the book's contents. Again, simply choose the option that works best for you! Screenshot of the "EPUB Full Text" link and the "Download" link

 Accessing eBooks with Online Access

An ebook with an Online Access link can be read in your browser. Clicking the link will bring you to the database where the book is hosted. From there you will be able to read its contents.

Some of our ebooks are hosted by Books 24x7, which require an additional login before they can be read. To access a book from Books 24x7:

  • From the first landing page, click on the book's title.

Screenshot of a Books 24x7 landing page

  • You will need to log in to read the book. If you don't already have a login, registration is free. 
Screenshot of the Books 24x7 login page with a Register link

Once you have registered and logged in, the ebook will load in your browser.

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