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Ebooks

This guide provides an overview of some of the more common ebook sites offered by the OWU Libraries and how to access them.

Ebooks in Summon

All of the ebooks offered by the library can be found in Summon. The quickest way to limit the search results to ebooks is to limit to the format "Book/eBook" and to "Full Text Online" as shown here.

 

 

One of the big benefits of Summon is that searches look inside the book. Summon checks for your keywords not only in the titles and abstracts but the full-text of the entire book, making it much easier to find relevant passages in from books.

Ebooks in CONSORT

Like Summon, CONSORT provides access to all of the ebooks the library offers. The main difference is that CONSORT does not look inside books for your keywords. It looks only at titles, summaries, subject headings, author names, and tables of contents when available.


Searching for Ebooks in CONSORT

You can use CONSORT's Advanced Search page to quickly limit your search results to just ebooks.

  1. Enter your search terms.
     
  2. Add Limits: 
    1. Library = OWU
    2. Location = OWU Online resources
       
  3. Click the Submit button to start your search.

Your search results should have:

  • an ebook icon to the left of the title listing
  • a link to access options.

Click-through Links

When you find a title, click on the link for OWU's copy.

The link usually says "View available access options at Ohio Wesleyan."

That link takes you to a landing page.

Just click on the ebook provider's blue link located below the title information to access the ebook. 

Some titles may be available in more than 1 database. 

   

If you have any problems or questions about accessing your ebook let us know!