Finding books and e-books on a specific topic, author or genre
For detailed information on how to find e-books, see our info tip.
Using our e-book collections
The Library subscribes to several large e-book collections as well as individual e-book titles. Many of the titles are on Enterprise, so you can search for titles or topics using the Library catalogue.
However you may also want to search across a specific collection at chapter level, for keywords related to your subject, for example. You may find the following collections particularly useful:
For an idea of how to make the best use of these types of resources, see the online tutorial for Oxford Handbooks in the box below, or take a 'tour' of Cambridge Companions.
Our Summon Discovery Service will allow you to search for book chapters (as well as journal articles and newspaper articles etc.) on particular topics across our e-resources subscriptions.
Go to the Library website for advice on making the most of Summon including search tips and saving results.
Search Summon now using the box below:
Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).
For more information see our webpages: