E-Books Are Here: No E-reader Required

The Charger Bulletin

Did you now that the UNH Library offers you 24/7 access to thousands of e-books? These electronic book collections include general reference books, such as encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, subject specific reference books, professional handbooks, and other non-fiction books. These books can be used to help you find background information or to do research for a paper or project.


The Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library collections will give you instant access to the content of many general and subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries, including images and maps. If you are looking for books and handbooks on many engineering topics, try the ENGnetBASE collection and the Knovel engineering collection. Up-to-date books on criminal justice and forensics can be accessed and read using the FORENSICnetBASE/LAW ENFORCEMENTnetBASE collection.


The best part is that you don’t need a Kindle, nook, or special e-reader to read from these books. They can be read on any device with Internet access. Book pages can be printed out, e-mailed or saved as PDF documents and read on your PC, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Not all of these e-books can be found in the Library’s catalog. To find an e-book go to the Library’s page on the UNH website and click on the “e-Books” link. Select one of the collections described above or find a collection that meets your research needs.


The Library will be holding a workshop on how to access the Library’s e-book collections on Thursday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 213 on the main level of the Library. No registration is required. If you cannot attend and would like help finding or using the Library’s e-books, call (203-932-7189) or visit the Library Information Desk.