Search for ebooks using OneSearch. You will find a "OneSearch" button in the center of the library webpage, or linked in the OneSearch image below. OneSearch allows you to search EVERYTHING the library has access to, including print books and eBooks, plus journal articles and more from our databases. Click on the OneSearch image below to access this resource (right click to open in a new tab).
When you click on the OneSearch button, it will take you to a Search Anything search bar. When you start typing your search, you will see some drop-down options for the kind of search you want to do. Choose the third option, BC Library Books & eBooks, if you'd like to focus your search on books. To make sure you are only looking at books you can read online, go to the left side bar and choose the "Available Online" option in the Availability box.
For the best results, sign in with your BC ID at the top right corner.
For a more specific search, click on one of the following links to find searches on those topics.
The library has access to many online encyclopedias. Online encyclopedia articles are a great way to find out more information about a topic you don't know much about--it's like using a scholarly version of Wikipedia! You can use the search bar to look for articles on the topic you are interested in. Many of the books listed in the reference section, are available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Click on the picture below to get started.
For more directed searches, see the links below.