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Using E-books: Knovel

E-books for research use.

Knovel Quick Facts

Main Site:
Mobile Site: N/A
Library Holdings: View Catalog
Users: Unlimited simultaneous users
Subjects: Engineering and science
Features: Knovel's interactive Engineering Tools
Viewing Content: PDF
Printing: Sections or chapters must be printed individually
Downloading: Sections or chapters must be downloaded individually
Search Tips: See Search Tips

Download an e-book

Download eBook articles:

You may download a PDF file of an eBook article to your PC, USB flash drive, or other portable storage device through the Adobe Reader browser plug-in

  1. Click the Save button at the top left corner
  2. The document will be displayed in a PDF reader (such as Adobe® Reader®).

Print an e-book


Click the Print button in the PDF viewer.

Navigate Knovel

1. Browse and Search:

  • Browse: Browse e-book titles by subject in the Subject Area. Click the Browse button at the top left to access the Browse page
  • Basic Search: To search all eBooks in your library's collection, enter a word or phrase in the search box located in the Knovel banner at the top of the page.
  • Data Search: Conduct an advanced search of the Knovel database using their query builder and search parameters.

2. Refine Your Search results:

  1. Click the Search Within This Title button to narrow down your search within the same eBook.
  2. Choose a Content Type to further narrow down your search from the left-hand sidebar
  3. Use the Search Within These Results box at the top right to search inside all of the results.

3. Viewing eBook Articles:

To view eBook articles, click on the link to a book and then click the desired section or the PDF button the right. This will open to selected section in Knovel's built-in PDF viewer

The main eBook contents page also contains a Citation button that will generate a citation for a book in a pop-up window. You may also refine the citation using page numbers.

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