Textbook Resources

Finding an electronic textbook

There are 2 ways to search for electronic textbooks..

Search in One Search 

Search in the library catalog 

eBooks will be identified with the word "eBook" and an icon as shown here.

Accessing eBooks

When you attempt to open or download an eBook, unless you are using one of the public computers available within the library, you will be asked to log in to the library to access library electronic resources. Log in with your Web ID. If you are on your own laptop or mobile device, you will also need to log in with your Web ID, even if you are in the library. Note that logging into the wireless network is different from logging into the library.

eBooks can be a little bit complicated as we have several types. They can be used on different devices and they can possibly be in use by others. 

If you have a problem accessing an eBook, please contact Circulation West at (662) 915-5858.

Ebook Platforms

Current students, employees, and adjunct teachers at the University of Mississippi have access to thousands of eBooks. Collections to which the UM Libraries currently subscribe include:

• ProQuest Ebook Central: Thousands of non-fiction books on a variety of subjects

• eBooks on EBSCOhost: Thousands of books on a variety of subjects. Includes previous netLibrary titles. More information about accessing netLibrary titles.

• Early English Books Online: Over 24,000 books published in English prior to 1700.

• Gale Virtual Reference Library: Encyclopedias, almanacs, and other specialized reference sources.

• Eighteenth Century Collections Online: (over 32,000) A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set.

• Additional ebook platforms include JSTOR, Cambridge, Taylor & Francis and others.