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Shakespeare: A Research Guide: Find Gumberg EBooks

Bust of Shakespeare, by Louis Francois Roubiliac, 18th century, terracotta. British Museum. CCA-SA-3.0. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, photo by James Lafayette, between 1885-1900. Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

How to Find Gumberg Library EBooks

The author and subject searches on the "Find Books" tab 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 tens of thousands of 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 on one of the links on the "Find Books" tab to search the QuickSearch Catalog for all printed books on that subject or by that author.

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.