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Electronic Books: Intro to ebooks

Ebooks at Sewanee

An ebook, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is a book that exists in electronic form, whether it started as a print book or not.

Sewanee has access to about 1 million ebooks, and almost all are in the libraries' catalog.

You can read our ebooks on many devices, including

  • computers
  • laptops
  • tablets
  • e-readers
  • smart phones

Downloading ebooks from Library Computers

Some of our ebooks have DRM (Digital Rights Management) software, which is used by some publishers to prevent unauthorized reproduction of their books.

  • Therefore, it is impossible to transfer DRM-protected ebooks from a library computer to most e-readers (e.g., Nook). You can read them on the computer, but not transfer them.

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines. 

Find ebooks in the Catalog

1. Search for your keyword in TigerSearch

TigerSearch search box with keyword

2.  Narrow your search with the facets in the left column.

ebooks facet choice

3. The link will tell you which collection this ebook is in, and take you directly to it

ebook link in catalog

Subject Guide

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