eBooks@ORU - Guide Contents

Now that over a third of the Library's book collection is electronic, it is more important than ever not to overlook these resources. They are amazingly easy and convenient to use. Ebook Central (formerly ebrary), EBSCO's eBook Collection, Credo Reference, and Gale Virtual Reference Library are the Library's four largest eBook collections. Look under each of their tabs for information on how to search them and make use of their special features. See the Download tab for the steps to getting set up to download the eBooks either on your laptop or mobile device so that you can read them offline.

Please note: annotations made to eBooks while downloaded offline will not be saved, so unless you are going to have to be offline, such as on an airplane, it is preferable to use the eBooks online rather than downloading them.

eBook Collections

Ebook Central


Credo Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library 


Open Access

How to Download eBooks: Initial Steps

Download to Mobile Devices

Download to Desktop or Laptop

Return eBooks

eBooks Accessible via the Library Catalog

eBooks Accessible via the Library Catalog - 2018

Updated September 24, 2018.

The ORU library also provides access to 36,246 eBook titles that are embedded in databases but not searchable in the catalog.