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E-book Guide

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

What Is an E-book?

The term Ebook 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 Ebooks in 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).