Most e-books can be read online, but can you download a copy? It depends!
- We've made a list of download options for all of our e-book vendors!
- NOTE! Some of our e-books have DRM (Digital Rights Management) software, which is used by some publishers to prevent unauthorized reproduction of their books. Therefore, it is impossible to transfer DRM-protected books from a library computer to most e-readers (e.g., Kindle or Nook). You can read them on the computer, but not transfer them.
CIIS E-book Vendors
Finding CIIS E-books in the Library Catalog
On the CIIS Library's homepage (http://library.ciis.edu) click on the link for the Library Catalog (called "Koha"):
1. When in Koha, click on the link for the advanced search:
2. On the advanced search page, select the method of searching (i.e. Title, Author or Keyword) from the drop down menu and then type your search words in the adjacent box:
3. Then click on the checkbox for the Online option in the Item Type section farther down the page, so that you're seeing ONLY e-books.
4. Then click SEARCH:
5. Once you have found an e-book in your search results that you want, click on the link to access it online:
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Google Books Alert!
1. Google Books does not know what books CIIS has
2. Google Books offers previews of paid content and access to free e-books (books that are not under copyright)
3. But often, Google Books will direct you to sites that will ask you to pay for an e-book
4. DON'T PAY - look up your book in the CIIS Library's catalog FIRST