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Fun Stuff at the Library: Fiction and Beyond

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Audio and E-Books


After searching, use the tab labeled Format to return only eBooks.

Ebooks - Search Full Text

Select a Book or Collection in the drop down menu & search:

Tap "Reference Library (Gale)" to display more dictionaries, etc.



You can find e-books by searching in the MERLIN catalog. Just limit your search to eBooks by using the advanced search option and selecting "e-book" in the "material type" box.

*MU affiliated users cannot access ebooks from other campuses (UMKC, UMSL, Missouri S&T, etc.) due to contract restrictions.

You can also find and read thousands of books online for free on:

Google Books 

Project Gutenberg 

eBooks Directory 

Internet Archive 

Open Library 


The Online Books Page 

Most of the books on these sites have expired copyrights, so many of the free books are older.

Daniel Boone Regional Library has eBooks available for check out. Learn how to download the books by visiting their website.