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eBooks: Home

General Information

Ikeda Library has many eBooks within its collections. We continue to purchase eBook titles that fall within our collection scope and maintain subscriptions to several eBook databases, including EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection, Gale eBooks, ProQuest eBooke Central, and ScienceDirect eBooks.

The easiest way to find eBooks is by searching our catalog at ikedalibrary.soka.edu or using the Catalog Search widget below. Simply enter your search keywords (title, author, subject, etc.) and then filtering the results by Material Type located on the lefthand side of your screen by checking the "eBook" filter. 

The eBooks will be available to read online in any of our databases online reader windows. However, in order to download them to read offline on your device, you will need to download the free Adobe Digital Editions program. For step-by-step instructions on how to download the program and how to start reading right away on your device, please click here to follow the eBook Download Instructions. 

For troubleshooting information for our databases, please refer to the information in our tabs at the top of this guide. Contact Ikeda Library if you continue to run into any issues, we are more than happy to help you! 

Advantages of eBooks

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Portable
  • Immediate access (and return themselves!)
  • Can be listened to using Text-to-Speech
  • Type size can be enlarged for easier reading
    • Many enable changing text type, such as to OpenDyslexic
  • Keyword searchable 
  • Insert and export annotations
  • May include interactive links, graphics, and clips

Find eBooks Using the Library Catalog