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The Beneficial-Hodson Library offers access to a large selection of e-books available for instant viewing. You can access e-books through two methods:

Ebrary: Browse, read and search the full-text of e-books and other authoritative materials, including reference sources, directly through Ebrary. Sometimes, particularly if you’re not sure what you might be looking for, this can produce more useful results than searching the catalog because the Ebrary search engine searches through the full text of the books in its database.

ShaRC catalog: Search for e-books in the catalog just like any other books. Choose "E-Document" to limit your search results to e-books, e-journals, and other electronic documents. If a useful title appears in the results list, you can simply click on the “Hood” link, toward the bottom of the catalog record, to be taken directly to the e-book.

We also provide access to these electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference sources:

OED-Oxford English Dictionary: Find the meanings, pronunciations and history of over half a million words. The leading authority on the development of the English language.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Search the full-text of the entire 32-volume encyclopedia and find news, maps, biographies, media, and more. Access to numerous reference, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction materials including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Oxford Shakespeare, King James Bible, Gray's Anatomy, Strunk's Elements of Style, and the World Factbook.


Need help finding anything? Don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian if you need help.