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eBooks: eBooks intro

info on Vol State eBook collections and free downloadable eBooks

Is it a real book?

""Yes, eBooks are real. Digital books (eBooks) are simply a format type, like large-print or paperback.

You can assume the book is available in print format. Books that are only available digitally and were not originally published in a print format are typically identified as such. This is important when creating a citation for a book in a research paper or essay. 

How do I use these eBook collections?

Use Vol State eBooks when you are connected to the Internet and logged in via the Vol State access link. The EBSCOhost eBook collection allows some books to be downloaded.

Each collection is unique and operates differently. Look for the help link. 

Common features: use the standard book features such as Table of Contents and Index to find information in an eBook

Unique features: eBooks are searchable for the entire collection or within each book. Look for a search box or search icon.

How do I find ebooks?

A-Z database list

The A-Z database list includes all our eBook collections.

Research Guides

Links are available on eBook collections of this guide. You will find recommended eBook collections on subject Research Guides.


You will find eBook titles in the list of results found when searching the library catalog. If you are logged in you can open the book from the catalog link.