Teaching and Learning with the Libraries

Library instruction, services, and resources of interest to faculty and instructors.

Library Research Guide

ebooks in Search It

Even though our physical books are not accessible at the moment, we do have access to ebooks. Your librarian can help you locate appropriate titles and provide links you can use in your Canvas courses to make it easier for your students. Here are a couple of methods you can try yourself.

Search It

We know Google is just about everybody's go-to search tool. However if you are looking for ebooks you can point out for your students, consider using Search It. For example, you might like to search for handbooks, which are a good resource for a subject overview and usually offer high quality summaries. If you can find a fairly current handbook, then you have state of the art coverage.

ebooks in Databases

eBooks Tag

We have tagged our database subscriptions that contain ebooks. You can find them all on our databases page by selecting the "eBooks" tag. 

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Recommended Resources

These options are limited to current K-State students, faculty, and staff and require signing in with K-State eID and password.

Learn more about ebooks from K-State Libraries.

ebooks in the Public Domain

Public Domain Options

Titles in the public domain are accessible to anyone:

  • Project Gutenberg - One of the oldest efforts to make older literary works, particularly those works no longer under U.S. copyright (pre-1924) available online. Materials available in languages including: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish. Some audio books available. 
  • JSTOR Open and Free Content -- Includes access to ebooks from scholarly presses, ejournals, art (on the Artstor platform), and research reports.