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E-books

About the Emory Libraries ebook collections available to Emory students, faculty, and staff

Searching for E-Books in DiscoverE

Our priority is to make DiscoverE your first stop. Finding e-books in discoverE begins when you conduct your first search. On the left-hand side of the results screen, you will be able to select  to show only on "Full Access Online" or "eBooks."  If you wish to limit a search just to ebooks, you can also use the Advanced Search and select material type: eBooks. 

 

Plugins to Access Emory's Digital Collections

You have 3 main options when you are browsing the Internet to determine if Emory owns or subscribes to a book or journal.

1) LibKey Nomad is a free plugin for Google Chrome that helps you access scholarly journal articles. Once it knows you're affiliated with Emory, LibKey Nomad checks the web page of the article you're viewing to see if it's available at Emory. If it is, you'll see a graphic in the bottom left corner of your browser window that looks like this:

2) For most all browsers, use the Emory Proxy Resolver bookmarklet to redirect you to any of Emory's subscriptions of web pages you are visiting.

  1. Drag the Emory Proxy Resolver button to your bookmarks toolbar. If you don't have your browser's bookmarks bar enabled, you will need to enable it if you intend to use this method.
  2. When you need to load a book or journal article from off campus, click the bookmark. It should route the page through EZProxy and give you access.

Emory Proxy Resolver

If you are having trouble with either of these plugins, consult the detailed instructions

3) To manually access a URL through EZproxy, please use the prefix url "http://proxy.library.emory.edu/login?url=" , followed by the URL you wish to link.  

Special Note about JSTOR

JSTOR is one of our most popular platforms for e-book access (primarily university press), as it integrates well with the JSTOR journal archive and allows for chapter downloads! Many of these book titles replicate our print holdings, but moving ahead many of these university presses will only be available in e-formats. Unfortunately, we do not have the fundings to completely replicate the print holdings! If you currently see a title in JSTOR that indicates we do not have access, you will see the following prompt:

(1) Many university press titles are also available via EBSCO or ProQuest. Look for "Access Online" in the catalog.

(2) If not available electronically, please click on "Locate/Request" a copy.

(3) If not available from either source, please contact your subject librarian to add to the collection OR

(4) Request the print (if in Atlanta), or use the ship to home option. See these options!