Find e-books using OneSearch on the library home page. Narrow your results to e-books using the
sidebar. Look for the links that say online access. From the item record, select the full-text
available link. If you are off campus, you’ll be asked to sign in with your CSUN ID. The Oviatt’s e-book collection is on different platforms, so the interface is going to look a little different and have different options depending on which one you are on. You may need to look for links or buttons that say “full-text” or “read” to get to the book. Google Books is also a great option for
accessing books online.
You can find it at books.google.com. If you don’t have a particular title in mind, you can use it to search for your topic. Even if you can only get a preview of a book, it’s still handy for looking at its table of contents or index to see if a book has what you need before going all the way to the library to get it. You can also do a search inside the book to see if it has the information you’re looking for. Click on About This Book, and you’ll find
reviews, related books, bibliographic
information and more. Look for Find in a Library, and you’ll be
connected to WorldCat, a worldwide catalog that lets you see if the book is available here at CSUN, or at a nearby library. Despite its name, you can use Google Books
to search magazines, too. From your results page, click on tools. Select
“magazines” from the document options
pulldown menu. You can further refine your search by clicking
on settings and selecting the advanced
search menu If you need any help accessing e-books or
other electronic sources,
don’t hesitate to ask a librarian.