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eBooks: Home

Guide to finding (and effectively using) eBooks held by the HIU Library.

How do I find eBooks?

Simply search in Discovery Service then filter by format = eBook

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You can also search within each eBook service provider such as eBook Central (ProQuest), EBSCOHost, etc. Learn how in this guide. (See above tabs.)


How can I use an eBook?

Each of our eBook providers have different different DRM (digital rights management) restrictions, loan periods, procedures for borrowing, and features such as highlighting, searching within the text, taking notes and saving your work. (See above tabs for information.) 

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Discovery Service Search Tips

Search Tip 1: Use Advanced Search

This option allows you to combine a keyword search with a particular author, title, or subject. You can also use the dropdown buttons to search multiple keywords, multiple authors, etc.

Search Tip 2: Truncate

Use * or ? to truncate. For example, entering theolog* or theolog? finds theologian, theologica, theological, theologie, theology, etc.

Search Tip 3: Utilize keywords effectively

Use quotation marks to group multiple keywords into one key phrase. For example, to search for Christian theology, as opposed to Jewish or Islamic theology, use "Christian theology" as a key phrase.

Post-Search Tip: Use Filters

Filtering a search is a valuable part of your search strategy. Instead of starting with very narrow search criteria, and possibly missing related items, you may want to start as broadly as possible, and then limit the results in carefully designed steps.

You can filter searches by:

  • Held by Library (search just the HIU library)*
  • Format (Book, eBook, or Audiobook)
  • Publication Year
  • Language
  • And others ...

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