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Find Books: E-books in Databases

A guide to finding books in print and online.

A library database is a searchable, organized collection of electronic information. A database can contain any type of information, but you are probably most familiar with databases that include articles from journals and magazines. However, there are databases that include full-text e-books that you can read online or download to a device. Library databases can be accessed off campus by logging in with your myPittCC username and password.

Search for E-books

Starting Points

Search these databases to find full-text e-books. These are general databases that cover many different topics.

Reference Books

Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other types of books that you wouldn't really read from cover to cover. These databases include all sorts of reference books and are great places to start your research. They typically provide you with background information, or basic facts, about a topic.

Fiction & Audiobooks

Fiction e-books and audiobooks can be found in the databases listed.

More E-book Databases

ProQuest ebary Video Tutorial

Credo Reference Video Tutorial

Off-Campus Access to Online Databases

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.PCC students and staff should enter their myPittCC username and password to access online databases from off campus. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Call us! (252) 493-7360