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Simmons E-Books: Finding E-Books

How to find and use electronic books from the library's catalog and beyond

Search Methods for E-Books

There are two ways to search for E-Books from the Beatley Library website. 

1. Topic Research: If you are in the process of researching a topic, and are looking to gather resources, using the "Library Search" on the main page is best.

2. Known Title: If you already know the title of a work you are looking up, the Library Catalog is best for you. 

More detailed instructions for both of these search methods are available below.

Finding E-Books Using "Library Search"

On the library’s homepage, type your search term(s) into the “Library Search” bar.



Click "Search." Your search results page will automatically open. Limit your search results to just e-books by selecting e-books under "Source Type" in the left column.



Finding E-Books in the Simmons University Library Catalog

  1. Go to the catalog's Advanced Search page:
  2. In the search fields, enter your search terms.
  3. Under Search Options, in the Format list, click E-Books.
  4. Click Search.
  5. Click on the title of the ebook you would like to view.
  6. Click the green "Access E-Book" button. You will be redirected to the e-book host.
  7. To view the e-book, navigate the links. Tip: If the book is an EBSCO holding, click PDF Full Text or Download Offline.

Need help downloading or accessing an e-book? Contact the librarians at Simmons:
Phone: 617.528.9521