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Using E-books: Find E-books @ Library

E-books for research use.

Looking for E-books in the Library

You can search for e-books using PowerSearch or by browsing the e-book collections where you can get access to tens of thousands of books online.


The Library has lots of e-books. Use PowerSearch to find and access them from anywhere.   Here's the e-books guide.

 Example: Get an e-book about linear algebra by someone named David Lay

Go to Library's homepage, choose the "PowerSearch" tab, and do Steps 1 through 4.

search box with keywords "David Lay Linear algebra"

In the Results list, choose  "Online Resources"

Refine results list, Online resources selected

 From the results list, Choose "Online Access"



A new tab will open. Click on the link that says "Access via..."

Link named "Access via Proquest Ebook Central" outlined in red


Off campus?  You will be brought to the EZ Proxy login. Use your usual HKUST login and password. Details about EZ Proxy.

image of login boxedsfor remote access via EZ Proxy

On campus, or after logging in via EZ Proxy: you will be brought straight to the vendor or publisher's site to read the book.

image of Proquest E-book central's landing page for David Lay's book "Linear algebra and its applications'




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