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All about eBooks: Introduction

Information on our digital book platforms and how to use them.

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The Fielding Library provides access to eBooks through our subscription database collections.

These collections can be searched in several different ways.


You may use the library "catalog" by clicking on the Journals, Books and Databases link under the Research tab of the Library Services page:



Use the first search box to look up the title of your book:

If we have the book, you'll see a link to the database that indexes it.

View the video tutorial on this method here.

You may search individual databases that index eBooks, including:

  • Ebook Central 
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • PsycBOOKS
  • Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Books 
  • Oxford Handbooks of Psychology 
  • Sage Research Methods Core

Please review the rest of this library guide to understand how to read eBooks from different databases.

Use the FastSearch feature.


FASTsearch is Fielding Library's own search engine that searches most (but not all) of our databases.  Take a look at our video tutorial on using FastSearch by clicking here.