Depends on what you want to do with it! The electronic nature of an eBook makes it versatile for cover-to-cover reading as well as for research within the contents of a collection of eBooks.
With print books you can only find a book by title, author, subject, etc., pull it from the shelf, and then hope it addresses your question, but with eBooks you can look for given words or phrases within the book collection's full-text content from a given eBook provider.
Kistler Library maintains access to ebooks through a number of different content providers, including many freely available open access and public domain ebooks. Users can conduct a comprehensive search for ebook titles through WorldCat Discovery, using the search box below:
Once you enter your search terms above, click GO to view your results. You may also click on Advanced Search instead to view more search options, including choices to limit your results by publication year, format, or open access status. The default index for the above search is set to Keyword, but you may click the dropdown menu to change the search index to Author, Subject, or Title, depending on the parameters of your search.
In the list of results, you will see links to View eBook under each title. By clicking on these links you will be directed straight to the content provider. Be aware that you may be prompted for a login before you are able to access any subscription-based materials.
Browse databases containing ebooks on our Database (A-Z) list.