Consider using books
Note: Since books are not published as quickly as other sources of information, they are not the best source for current events.
Examples: Textbooks, instructional manuals, biographies
Select the tabs below to learn more about books and media resources.
Now, here's a search box for IvyCat that's been configured especially for e-books. Try it!
Use IvyCat to search for e-books:
IvyCat provides access to over 90,000 e-books, and these e-books will show up in your search results right alongside print books. You can also limit your search to only e-books by changing the Location limit to Electronic Books. To determine if a book is an e-book, just look for the phrase “electronic book” or “Online Book Collection” in the record. To access an e-book, click on the title to go to the detailed record. At the top of the item record, you’ll see a link with “CLICK HERE” to access the ebook.
Ivy Tech students can access e-books 24X7, from anywhere with internet access. Many e-books are also available for download to an e-reader or portable device. E-book collections include Ebook Central, Skillsoft Books, and EBSCO eBooks. Ask your local librarian for details.
You can also use IvyCat, the library catalog (in addition to Discover!) to find items in Ivy Tech libraries and to link to ebooks. Find out more about IvyCat in the short video below.