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A guide to finding books in print and online.

Search E-Book Databases

E-book Databases

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. The following databases include all sorts of reference books and are great places to start your research. Essays in these databases will 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

Summon

Summon Search

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How to Find E-Books in Summon:

  • Type search terms into the search box and click Go.
  • Refine the results list by looking under Content Type, and click beside Book / eBook and Book Chapter.
  • You may have to click More... in order to see all of the content types that are available.

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Internet Sources

Off-Campus Access

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