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Searching in an eBook

In this short video, you will learn how to search within an eBook to quickly find the relevant information for your research paper.


Research 911: Searching in an eBook

Looking for information in a book, but you don’t have time to page through the entire thing?

Our eBook collections make it easy to quickly search for keywords in a book, saving you time and getting you to content that is most helpful for your research project.

When you’ve located an eBook in the catalog or through QuickSearch that looks like it might be of interest, access the full text of the work, usually symbolized by a “PDF Full Text” link.
eBook Detailed Record with PDF Full Text highlighted

In the full-text view, select the “Search within” tab on the left-column menu.
eBook Search Within link highlighted

From here you can search for keywords present in the text using the search box.
Searching within an eBook

If the word is present in the text, it will display the sections and number of times the term occurs in the sections. You can then access the individual pages to view the relevant content.
Results and links from search within eBook

If you have further questions about a research assignment, feel free to contact us at the library!

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