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eBook Collections - how to find and use eBooks

Learn how to find and use eBooks

eBooks @ LIT Library

LIT Library provides access to thousands of eBooks in many subject areas. Our eBooks are provided by a variety of suppliers and are available on different platforms - EBSCO, Ebook Central and ScienceDirect. You can access eBooks wherever and whenever you need them.

Explore this guide to learn how to find and use eBooks.

What is an eBook?

eBook (in full electronic book) is a digital file containing a body of text and images suitable for distributing electronically and displaying on-screen in a manner similar to a printed book. E-books can be created by converting a printer’s source files to formats optimized for easy downloading and on-screen reading, or they can be drawn from a database or a set of text files that were not created solely for print.
(E-book 2018. Britannica Academic. Retrieved 2 May 2018, from https://academic-eb-com.ezproxy.lit.ie/levels/collegiate/article/e-book/490114)

Why use eBooks?

  • Access from a PC & mobile devices 24/7
  • You can find and access eBooks using Discover! search
  • Don’t wait for somebody to return the book.
  • Zoom in the text to enlarge the words to make the reading more comfortable
  • Print off sections of an eBook
  • Reading or studying eBooks on your computer screen or mobile device allows you to go to any page or chapter in the eBook with just a few mouse clicks, even if the eBook has hundreds of pages!

Access on & off campus

All eBooks available via LIT Library can be accessed both on and off campus. You will be required to log in using your LIT username and password.

Accessing eBooks

There are two main ways to find eBooks at LIT Library:

When searching for eBooks on Discover! Search narrow your results by Source Types:

eBooks can be accessed via PDF Full Text, ScienceDirect eBook or  Click here for full text link

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The Library, Limerick Institute of Technology