ISU Library Catalog -- use the ISU Library Catalog to find books and much more in our collections. To find only electronic books, search the Library Catalog using a General Keyword search, and the terms such as:
Another way to find electronic books in the ISU online collections is to browse by collections. Once you have an active ISUCard and have set your Library pin#, you can also login to use the My Account feature within the ISU Library Catalog. This allows you to create and save lists, see what you have checked out, and so on.
Google Book Search - allows you to search online for books in virtually any subject area. Includes excerpted reviews, occasional full-text (especially for non-copyrighted books) or limited "pre-views" of other books, and powerful full-text search ("search in this book") features. Also includes direct links for purchasing books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online vendors, as well as direct links to WorldCat (see below) for finding books in libraries nearest you.NetLibrary is a growing collection of electronic books available via the ISU Library, with an emphasis in computer science, business, and education. Note that you do need to set up an account within NetLibrary before you can use it. If you can't come to the ISU campus to set up your account, you can email staff at the ISU Library's Circulation Desk and set up your account that way.
WorldCat -- use this free database to find books, dissertations, and more in thousands of library collections worldwide. You can find materials in libraries closest to you! Alternatively, you can use the ISU Library's version of WorldCat, which will allow you to use an Interlibrary Loan link to request items.
Get what you need! You'll find a number of books full-text and online, as described above. By using Interlibrary Loan, you can also request to borrow books that the ISU Library doesn't own be sent to you, for free. To use Interlibrary Loan, you'll need an active ISUCard. By using Document Delivery, you can pay to have books the Library owns but that are not full-text online be sent to you.
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