Textbook orders for the Summer and Fall semesters at UNC Charlotte are due to the bookstore by March 15. Have you considered exploring the new library eBooks as potential course readings? We now have access to thousands of eBooks from major university presses through Project Muse, Oxford Scholarship Online, IEEE Xplore (MIT Press eBooks Library), Springer, and other vendors. There are no restrictions on the number of users that can read or download these eBooks at one time which makes them perfect for course use. Assigning library eBooks as course readings can also save students significant amounts of money.
Links to these eBook options can be found in the A-Z list of databases.
How to Search and Browse for eBooks in the Library Collection
Below are some tips to help you identify whether or not we own a specific title in eBook format, and discover other potential eBooks for your classes.
Catalog – The new library catalog allows you to easily search across all of our eBook holdings using keywords or titles. Simply enter your keywords (ex. “Cold War Politics”), or the title in the search box, click on Search, and then limit your search results to “eBook” under Format. Look for eBooks that include a “View Now” link.
Project Muse – Enter your search terms (ex. “Latin American Studies”) in the Advanced Search. On the left side of the screen, under Content Type, select “Books”.
Oxford Scholarship Online – Enter your search terms (ex. Cold War) in the Search box and Search. Under “Availability” on the left side of the screen, click on “Full Text.”
You can browse for books by subject in specific databases.
Project Muse – Click on the orange “Browse” button at the top of the screen. Select your Research Area (ex. History) and then any sub areas (African History>Southern Africa). Then click on “Books” under “Content Type”.
Oxford Scholarship Online – Click on one of the options under “Browse by Subject” (ex. Political Science). Under “Availability” on the left side of the screen, click on “Full Text.”
Have questions about linking to these resources from your syllabi and/or Moodle? Looking for a specific title and unsure if we have it or can acquire it in eBook format? Simply contact your Subject Librarian for assistance.
Please notify the library of any adoptions you make that are eBooks in the library’s catalog, including what course numbers and section(s) will be involved. Thanks!