Research Guide: Books

Use this guide to learn more about how to find books

Online Book Collections

Find ebooks online

Many printed books have been digitized and are freely accessible online. Online searches, through Google or another search engine, can lead you to older classics and out-of-copyright books. Use the links below.

Search Google Books (info, link, widget) [okay to MAP]

Using Google Books

Google Books allows you to search within the text of thousands of books. 

  • Sometimes you will be able to see the entire book.
  • Sometimes you will be able to see only the cover of the book
  • Sometimes you will only be able to see portions of a book (but these "previews" are often great for research!) 
Google Book Search

Ask a librarian if you need help finding a book.