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E-book Guide

This guide will help you understand what e-books are as well as how to view them and check them out in our library.

What Is an E-book?

The term "e-book" is an abbreviation for electronic book. It means a book that is available online in a full text format. NMSU's Library’s eBooks are designed for research and can be read on any desktop or laptop computer and on a number of smart phone/tablet devices and ebook readers.

Finding E-books

By far the easiest way to find e-books in the NMSU Library collection is by using the the EBSCO E-book Collection link, available here:

Searching the Library Catalog

You can access some e-books through the Library Catalog.  To find an e-book in the catalog input your search terms in the Basic Catalog Search. You can browse by All Fields, or by Title, Journal title, subject, or author. Then under the "Limit To" drop down menu, you must then choose "Ebooks".

Once you find an ebook click on the "links" link. It will take you to the ebook database in which the ebook is located. If you are away from NMSU at home, at this point you will be required to input your NMSU ID your email and password (these are the same as you would use to check your email).