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Search Options Overview: E-book searching

Searching Deep into Electronic Books

It is now possible to search into the fulltext of books using our Electronic books page.

You are no longer limited to searching title/author, table-of-contents, and subject headings in our catalogs.


In addition to searching our purchased and public domain ebooks, you now have options of searching for:


Current books: the Title Preview tool allows deep searching of thousands of recently published books.

•    You will not (yet) be able to link into the books or find our local holdings directly.
•    You will need to search our catalogs for access options.

Older books:

   Hathi Trust and Internet Archive allow for searching into millions of scanned books.

• We provide access to the “public domain” titles published before 1923 and those materials not under copyright (government documents, etc.).
• Books still protected by copyright will allow you to see just snippets online. You will need to search our catalogs for access options.
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