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Research Essentials

A General Guide to Research: how to research, where to look for sources, how to evaluate work, and where to get research help in the Iona University Libraries.

Finding eBooks in WorldCat

To find eBooks, use the WorldCat search bar on the Iona University Libraries home page. Search WorldCat using keywords, book titles, or the author's name. After the search results populate, use the filters on the left-column to limit your results to eBooks held by the Iona College Libraries, illustrated in the screenshot below:

Iona University WorldCat search for medieval beasts. Shows catalog filters on left side of screenshot; under "Looking for A" eBooks is checked and under Location "Iona University Libraries" is checked

EBooks cannot be accessed or requested from other libraries; because of this, we have included information about accessing eBooks from your local public library on this page.

eBook Databases

eBooks from Public Libraries

Many public libraries have eBooks available, for research as well as beach reads. Even if you are not a New York state resident, all students and people employed in New York state are eligible to apply for public library access. 

Online catalogs for Westchester County and New York City are linked below, along with links to apply for a library card.

For Connecticut residents, check your local town's Public Library website as well as the CT State Library website listed below:

For New Jersey residents, check your local town's Public Library website for eBooks and information on how to obtain a library card information.