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Finding, Accessing, & Using E-Books

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

Finding Ebooks With Springer

This is an example of how to access ebooks through Springer.  In the OPAL catalog, a Springer ebook will appear as "OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS."  Clicking on the "View Online" link at the bottom of that entry will take you to a page that looks like this:


There is a large, blue button on the righthand side which gives you the option to download the book as a PDF.  Optionally, below that button, there is a link which will allow you to download an EPUB file.  Clicking the blue PDF button will open a screen in your PDF viewer, where you will have the option to download the ebook.