Ebook Databases

Provides apps (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) and Download options.

Search Examples:

- opens new windowChristianity and ethics (keywords)
- opens new windowChristianity and eschatology (keywords)
- opens new window"Christian ethics" (key phrase) (Use quotes around words to search for an exact phrase.)
- opens new window"Practical theology" (key phrase)
- opens new window"Pastoral counseling" (key phrase)

Save books in your EBSCO folder for later access and use.
Search examples:

- opens new window"Church History"
- opens new window"Church history" AND (Bible or Christian*) (Use quotations marks around terms to search them as a phrase.)
- opens new windowChurch history AND (Bible or Christian*) (Note: Without a Boolean operator between terms or quotation marks around terms, the search will perform a proximity of 5. That is, results will have the terms within a 5-word word range in any order.)

Ebook Central Bookshelf

The Bookshelf allows you to store ebooks, create notes, highlight text, add Web links, and more.

Go to opens new windowEbook Central.
- Click the Bookshelf tab (top left).
- Enter your ORU network login to create and log in to your Bookshelf. (Your username is your ORU email address.)
- To delete ebook titles, highlights and notes, use the delete trash icon at the right in your folder.

Library Catalog

opens new window Library Catalog
Use broad keywords and subjects that identify your topic(s). Search a variety of fields.
Click a link below to view examples of search results:

To limit your results to Reference Books, change "View Entire Collection" to "Reference Collection."

Ebook titles are included in the library catalog along with links to the full-text ebook. To limit your results to ebooks, change "View Entire Collection" to "Ebooks." Click a book title to access the detailed record (shown below). Click the How do I Cite this? link to get citations in a variety of styles. (See image below.)

Library Catalog Search Result Example

Always check with your professor and required print style formatting rules and edit citations accordingly.


Find books at your local libraries. "WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world." Two versions are available to search:

opens new windowWorldCat Web version (shown below) and opens new windowWorldCat (Firstsearch database)

Search, then click a book title from the results.

WorldCat search

In the detailed record, key in your location to find a copy in the library (circled below).

see Location in WorldCat record