The CGTC Library catalog contains both print books and electronic books (eBooks). While print books must be checked out from the library for a loan period of two weeks, eBooks are available to you online at any time from a computer with internet access. There are no late fees or overdue notices with eBooks! The CGTC Library currently has a subscription to over 50,000 eBooks through EBooks on EBSCOhost.
You can access these eBooks in two different ways:
1. Search and find eBooks in the Library Catalog - When you search the library catalog (click here for search tips), some of your results may be electronic books. EBook results will have "eletronic record" or "computer file" in the title. To view or read the eBook, just click on the title of the book.
Clicking on the book title will open up the full catalog entry for that book. You will see all of the information about the book, including an Electronic Resource URL. Click on the URL to open the eBook.
2. Search in EBooks on EBSCOhost - There is a direct link to the EBooks site on the CGTC Library Homepage.
From the EBooks site, you can enter your search terms in the search field, just as you would search the CGTC Library Catalog.
Using EBooks on EBSCOhost: Basic Navigation
EBooks on EBSCOhost is a great, easy-to-use online library. Once you have chosen the eBook you would like to read, there are two types of pages you will see: (1) eBook Details and (2) View this eBook.
Click on the links below to see example pages from EBSCOhost. These example pages will show you how to turn pages in the book, find information for a reference list, print pages, and more.
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NEED THE PASSWORD?
You will need to know the current GALILEO password to use any online library resource.
Check the "Resources" tab on the Student Portal for the GALILEO password OR contact the library for assistance.
CGTC Library Staff