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Environmental Studies Program: Electronic Books


Google has digitized literally thousands of electronic books in all subject areas. 

Google Books Information

Iona College Libraries may own print version of books digitized by Google.  Look for the "Find in a Library" link (usually on left side of screen) when you're displaying a book.  If you don't see this, you may see a link "Get This Book in Print".  Click on that link and look for option "Find in a Library".  Click "Find in a Library". Make sure zip code is set to 10801 (Iona zip code).  If we own the book, you will be taken to our library catalog where you will see the call number of the book as well as its availability status.

Possible viewing optoins for books digitized by google include:

FULL PREVIEW (you can read the entire book!  Book is noncopyrighted or out-of-copyright).  You will know that the entire book is available if you click on icon which looks like a "gear" at upper right of book text.  Click on that and if download options are provided then the full-text of the book is available.  If no download option appears, then only a preview is available.
PREVIEW (formerly called Limited Preview).  These books have up to 20% of the text available for reading)
SNIPPET VIEW (only a few sentences containing your search words are available)
NO PREVIEW (only bibliographic informaiton is available)


Iona College Libraries offer a large collection of electronic books.  Check to see if we have any in your subject area of interest.

METHOD #1 -- Search for electronic books in Iona Library Catalog:
Most electronic books will be from our eBook Collection on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) Collection. Click on link in the cataloging record to read the e-book.  Note that if you are off-campus, a box will pop up prompting you to input your Iona username and password (same information you type in when logging on to computers on campus).

METHOD #2 -- Search the eBook Collection on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) database of electronic books which Iona has access to directly. 

You may also search the Gale Virtual Reference Library database of electronic books which we also have access to.

METHOD #3 -- Search Google Books, Hathi Trust, or other digital electronic book repositories.  See links to these in left and right columns of this page.


Electronic Book Research Databases Available at Iona College

Search for books in eBook Collection on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

Iona provides access to thousands of e-books from eBook Collection on EBSCOhost.  These books may be read in their entirety. Note that if you are off campus and you click on link above, you may be asked to provide your Iona username and password.

Search for Referrence books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Many of these are scholarly resources and most are subject-specialized as well.