An e-book is a digital version of a print book, containing the same words and images that you would find in its print counterpart. These e-book collections are available to SRJC students, faculty and staff.
SRJC ID and PIN are required for off campus access. Visit each page of this guide for in-depth information about the features of several e-book publications or begin searching the collections from the links below.
- ABC-CLIO eBooks
A digital collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides that is cross-searchable. Topics include American history, military history, and economics.
- eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
A large selection of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matters. More than 97,400 titles represent subject coverage included in: Art, Business & Economics, Education, Language Arts, Literary Criticism, Health and Medicine, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political Science, Religion, Social Science, Technology & Engineering, and more. New titles are continuously added each month.
- eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Search the full text of a collection of electronic books that you can read online. There are over 24,000 books in subject areas including Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Business & Economics, Computer Science, Education, History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Health & Wellness, and more.
- Gale Virtual Reference Center
A reference library contains the full-text of several titles in the areas of history, medicine, religion, science and social science.
- Sage Knowledge Online
A collection of over 50 subject-focused encyclopedias and handbooks that cover a wide range of topics, from African American Studies through Environment and Politics to Sociology.
Finding e-books in Smart Search
If you are having problems reading e-books
using Adobe Acrobat on your Mac, try this PDF browser plugin:
1. Download at http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/
2. Open the .dmg file
3. Copy PDF Browser Plugin to the Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder of your hard drive.
Once installed, the plug-in should work with without additional configuration.
When reading EBSCO's eBook Collection on a Mac with Firefox, each page is being individually downloaded.
Check if Display PDF in browser window is enabled. If not:
1. Open Adobe Reader
2. Go to Edit, choose Preferences
3. Under Categories, choose Internet
4. To the right under Web Browser Options, check the option “Display PDF in browser”.