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Poetry Resources: How to Find EBooks



Anna Akhmatova, 1922.

Portrait by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

How to Find EBooks

The search links in the boxes on the previous pages will only retrieve catalog records for printed books. The reason for this is that there are no EBooks contained in the QuickSearch Catalog. The Gumberg Library can access over 150,000 EBooks. The question is, how do we get to them?

To get to the EBooks for the searches on the "Find Books" tab, follow these instructions.

1. Click a link on one of the previous pages to search the QuickSearch Catalog for all printed books on that subject or by that author. Or run your own search in the QuickSearch Catalog.

2. Next, click on the "CatalogPlus" tab. This will take you from the QuickSearch Catalog to QuickSearch CatalogPlus.

3. Go to the "Format" menu on the left side of the screen. Look for "EBooks" in that list. Next to that link, if it appears, you will see in parentheses, the number of EBooks meeting your search criteria. Click on "Ebooks" to see the electronic books for that search.

4. If you do not see "EBooks" on the Format menu, go to the bottom of the Format menu and click on "More." This will show you all the different formats of materials available for that search. Find EBooks and click on it to see the electronic books for that search.

If you do not see EBooks listed, it means there are no EBooks for that search.