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SEARCHING THE CBB CATALOG FOR E-BOOKS REMOTELY: Home

REMOTE RESEARCH

FIRST STEPS for REMOTE RESEARCH

  • On the Libraries' home page check UPDATES and REMOTE ACCESS.
  • Make sure you have Okta set up for access to articles in Colby databases. (You probably already do have this activated, but if you have trouble connecting to a database, check the Okta link first.)
  • Interlibrary loan connects you to even more articles electronically. Directions on how to register for ILL are here.

 

MORE ROUTES TO E-BOOKS

For more routes to many additional e-books in various collections, some made specially available this spring, please consult this guide.

And for more help finding what you need, contact one of the librarians on this page.

 

SEARCHING CBBCAT

        
         For reasons of health and safety, there is no physical access at all to the print books in the Colby Libraries this spring. However, you do have electronic access to a large number of academic e-books through the Libraries' website and you may discover that some books in print can also be found as e-books. 
         The first place to check is the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin catalog. This guide page offers pointers to make your engagement with the catalog especially effective.

Tips for searching the CBB Catalog

The menu to the left of the Search Box lets you choose Title or Author instead of Keyword.

 

 
 

 

The lower menu lets you limit your search in various ways: to just Colby, to just Special Collections, to videos, to e-books, etc.

To look for E-Books, change Entire CBB Collection to E-Books

Once you have selected a record, you can get to the e-book by clicking Colby Access -- but first, check the contents, if they are listed in the record

    and scroll down to find more books that would be nearby on physical shelves.

Be sure also to check whether the record includes Subject links. If you begin from a search limited to e-books, subjects will link only to other e-books with the same subject lines.

USING ONE SEARCH TO SEARCH THE CATALOG

It is also possible to use the combined searching tool, One Search, to find e-books in the CBB catalog.

From the Libraries' home page, type keywords into the search box within the central blue square and click the word Search.

In the lefthand sidebar, Refine Your Search by first clicking Books/E-Books

           and then further refine by clicking Full Text Online to eliminate the physical books from your results.

 

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