Using eBooks

eBooks at Tufts

Tufts University Libraries provide access to thousands of electronic books covering a wide range of topics and disciplines. These materials may be found and accessed through the Classic Catalog and JumboSearch

eBooks at Tufts are primarily produced by academic publishers and are made accessible through a variety of different platforms, including

  • EBSCOHost (an aggregator of academic e-books)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier Publishing
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
  • JSTOR
  • Project MUSE
  • Taylor and Francis

Searching and Finding eBooks

eBooks can be found by searching in JumboSearch or the Classic Catalog, in the same way as looking for printed books. Researchers can search by book title, author name, and subject as well as by general keywords. eBooks are generally listed as "electronic resources" in the results list, which distinguishes them from their print counterparts. 

Using eBooks

All ebooks allow users to read the contents online and search the text for specific keywords and passages.

Most ebooks allow users to download or print portions of the book as a PDF. The amount of the book available for printing or download may vary from only a small selection of pages to entire chapters, or the entire book.

Most ebooks in our collection allow for unlimited simultaneous users. Some, however, allow only 6 concurrent users to access the contents at the same time.

If you have questions about using a specific ebook, either for your research or for Course Reserves, please contact a librarian.