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Finding, Accessing, & Using E-Books

A guide to finding ebooks through OPAL and some examples of specific providers of ebooks.

Ebooks Through Oxford Academic

Now let's look at getting an ebook through Oxford Academic.  You can see the second search result below has "OHIOLINK OXFORD EBOOKS" written above the download link. 

Clicking on that link will take you to Oxford Academic's page for this ebook.  

On this page, there is no obvious link for downloading the ebook.  However, when you scroll down the page, the parts of the book are listed and you will see a symbol that looks like an unlocked padlock.  This is Oxford Academic showing that you have full access to this item through MTSO.  

The arrow above is pointing to the first chapter in the first part of the book.  Clicking on this link will take you to a page where you can read that chapter through your browser or download a PDF.