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E-books

Student reading an e-book on a tablet.Look for e-books in the Library Search. Type in a search term in the “PCC Library & Summit” tab. When the results come back, select those that say “e-books”.  Click the “View It” tab and follow the link that is offered.

All PCC e-books can be read on a computer screen. Some can be checked out and downloaded to a mobile device. Most books can be accessed by multiple users at the same time.

Search e-book collections

EBook Central
Ebook Central is an e-book platform that combines EBL and eBrary in one central location. Browse and check out hundreds of thousands of e-book titles in the sciences, humanities, the arts, business, computer science, engineering, and other academic disciplines. Offline viewing options are available. For additional help, see Getting Started with Ebook Central and Ebook Central: Copy, Print, and Download.

Credo
Provides online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias. Try the Concept Map to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in a visual form.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL is a database of over 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Look here for biology, chemistry, nursing and medicine, sociology, history, education, law, and more.

Project Gutenberg
More than 53,000 e-books. Most are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States.

The Online Books Page
Over two million free books on the web, including Project Gutenberg titles. Site includes the full text of many literary award winners and banned books.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
A searchable digital archive of over 10 million books from major research institutions and libraries, including over 3 million in the public domain.

National Academies Press
Read over 3,000 environment, health, and science books online.

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