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Ebooks at CCGA: Finding and Using Ebooks at CCGA

More about eBooks . . .

Ebooks are "real" books that you could find in print at a bookstore or another library that have been formatted to be readable on a computer, ebook readers, tablets and other devices. Since these are real published books, students and instructors should not be concerned that availibility through the internet makes them less reliable sources of information thanprint copies

Our library has a large collection ebooks to meet the needs of our students who are not on campus for extended periods of time, and also to provide access to larger book collections within the physical space constraints of our libraries.

eBooks also provide advanced features, such as full-text searchability, which make them valuable research sources!

Accessing Ebsco Ebooks on an iPad

Using your  iPad for Ebsco Ebooks requires downloading a free app called Bluefire Reader through I-tunes.


But you have to  validate Bluefire  by creating a free account to make it work.


Go to Adobe’s  website  and create a free account. You can do it with your email and set whatever password you like.  Give it some time to go through.


Then you can validate the Bluefire reader with your email and adobie password and happily start checking out Ebsco Ebooks on your iPad.


Also be sure you set-up an account with Ebsco ebooks. It's easy to do if you are on campus or else make sure you log-on GALILEO at home.


Where to Find eBooks

Our libraries provide access to tens of thousands of eBooks through a variety of sources!

Many of them may be downloaded to your laptop computer or a variety of eReaders and tablets (Nook, iPad, iPhone etc.).

ebooks are available 24/7 for reading and check-out and take up a lot less space in your bag. They also have loads cool features for searching and citing. 

Here are some of the collections of eBooks provided by your CCGA Libraries.


Where's the first place to look for eBooks?  Why, the Library Catalog, of course!

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Search our library catalog:


Here's a tip: When you do a search, look for the Format Limiter for "Electronic."  Choosing this option will limit your results to eBooks.

Almost all of the eBooks in GIL-Find may be downloaded to a laptop computer or an eReader!

Gaining access to E-books from home requires logging into GALILEO with the current password.

Find MORE eBooks in GALILEO

GALILEO has an entire category of databases devoted to Books, E-Books, and Book Reviews.

Here are a few specific recommendations:

Book Collection: Nonfiction Book Collection: Nonfiction from EBSCO Publishing, contains abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,000 popular nonfiction books for youth on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills, and more.

E-Books Index (FirstSearch) includes records for more than 675,000 eBooks.  Includes free resources that are available in the public domain from education, government, and commercial Web sites.

eBooks on EBSCOhost provides access to reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books that have been converted into digital format. It is possible to perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.  Most of the eBooks collection is available for checkout and download to your computer or eReader.
Georgia Historic Books, from the Digital Library of Georgia, contains full-text, fully searchable books related to Georgia's history and culture. Most are from the 19th to early 20th century and focus on Georgia history, biography, and literature.
Georgia History Ebooks (University of Georgia Press) includes early and seminal works on Georgia's history and culture, many published in the 1950s and 1960s that have long been out of print. Users also have the option of ordering print copies of these titles from the University of Georgia Press.