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An introduction to how to find E-books in the library

AU Library Search for Ebooks


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Stacey Marien
Subjects: EBooks

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Why can't I access books from GA? Or GW or GM for that matter?


Ebooks are a complicated matter.  In most cases, an ebook is a digital version of a print book.  In some cases, no print equivalent is available.  In almost all cases, the publisher or vendor considers an ebook like a subscription database and levies restrictions on who can use it.

American University belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).  In addition to AU, WRLC comprises 8 other DC-area universities.

Students, faculty and staff only have access to ebooks that belong to AU. If you think that an ebook should be purchased by AU, you can request the book through this form.