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Finding e-books

There are two different options when searching for e-books:

  1. Search the library catalogue, and limit the item format to "Electronic".  Please note that not all e-books are catalogued, and that by limiting the document type to electronic, you may also retrieve other items such as journals, government documents, etc.
  2. Search the library's e-book collections.   Searching e-book collections is similar to searching in the catalogue.  I recommend searching either by subject or keyword.

Tips for using e-books

  • Some e-books can only be consulted by one searcher at a time.
  • The number of pages that can be printed or downloaded from an e-book is set by the publisher.
  • Some e-book collections will allow you to export your references to Zotero, a powerful, free citation manager.

Library Catalogue

You can search the library's catalogue by:

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Journal Title
  • Author
  • Subject

Tips and tricks:

  • By default, the results screen displays 10 documents per page
  • Results can be sorted by: Title, Author, Date, Relevance
  • The record summary is where you’ll find the information necessary to retrieve your document:
    • Name of the library
    • Copy location
    • Call number
  • For electronic resources, a direct link to the document is provided in the record summary.
  • You can export your references to RefWorks

Recommended E-book Collections

Ebrary

A multidisciplinary collection with a subject filter.  

Emerald Business, Management and Economics Collection

This collection is primarily focused on commerce and economics.  Limit your search to e-books by selecting "books" from the drop down menu beneath the search box.

Oxford Scholarship Online

A multidisciplinary collection with the option to browse books by subject, see "Business and Management".

SourceOECD

Content in this collection is primarily focused on commerce and economics.  When searching, limit to "only subscribed titles".

SpringerLink

A multidisciplinary collection with the ability to browse books by subject.  If you're only interested in finding e-books, limit to "search within books".

Scholars Portal Ebooks

A multidisciplinary collection with some sport and business content.  When searching, remember to select “full text only”. 

WorldCat

With nearly 200 million records representing titles held by nearly 75,000 libraries you will find almost any book ever published in the English language in WorldCat.
Search Tips:  Once you log-in, click on the Help Button: Help button
After your search, when you see a title that interests you, click on it and within the record you will see an image for "Get it @ Laurentian" :
   Get it @ Laurentian
When you click on that, you will be led to a menu which allows you to check for availability in Laurentian’s catalogue or order the item through ILL - Interlibrary Loan.
Note: While a free version of WorldCat is available online, we recommend that you use the university's subscription version of WorldCat because it offers the "Get it @ Laurentian" feature and more powerful search functionality.

Library of Congress Classification

All print books and periodicals are organized according to the Library of Congress System.

  • GV 557 - 1198.995 Sports
  • GV 201 - 555 Physical education and training
  • HF 1 - 6182 Commerce
  • RC 1200 - 1245 Sports medicine
  • RM 695 - 893 Physical medicine. Physical therapy