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Remote Services at Your Regional Libraries: eTextbooks, eBooks, and Open Educational Resources

Find Ebooks owned by Miami University

Miami University has access to thousands of e-books.  Search the Miami University Online Catalog to find them or see a list of ebook collections.

Search By: Keywordscreenshot of how to narrow search by date and to ebooks

Get Only Ebooks: In the left-hand column, click on the arrow next to "Material Type" and then check the box next to "Electronic Resources". (red arrow in screenshot)

Change Date Range: by sliding the rule under "Publication Date" or by typing in specific years in the boxes. (red box in screenshot) Your results list will then only include items that were published within your specified date range.

Click on the title of an item to find out more information about that item and to get the citation for that item. To find the citation, click on the icon that looks like a yellow piece of paper and says "Cite" when you hover over it. Then find the citation, and you can highlight, copy, and paste that into your references page. Always be sure to double-check your copied citations, though. Sometimes formatting, such as italics and hanging indents, aren’t correct. Information is typically in the correct order, but good to double-check that as well.

Access Any Library Resource from Off-Campus

Remember that when you are not on campus, all of the database, articles, ebooks, and other resources linked on the libraries' websites should prompt you to login with your Miami UniqueID and password to access them.


If a resource does not prompt you for a login, and also does not let you in when you click it, then here's a quick trick to use:


Just stick in front of the address for the resource (so for instance, you could use to get into an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education website).

Find Open Educational Resources (OERs)

There are thousands of freely-available textbooks, images, teaching materials, and other items provided using open-licenses.  Use the tools below to search for these items, or consult our Textbook Alternatives and Open Educational Resources (OER) guide.