Skip to Main Content


Librarian-selected resources for chemistry.

eBooks (Electronic or Online Books)

E-books or Electronic (Online) Books may be

  • Electronic versions of print books or they may be only in electronic format.
  • Located in collections of electronic books or may stand alone.
  • Reference books or non-reference books.
  • Current or very old (historical primary sources).

The SLU Libraries make e-books available in several ways.

  • On a special e-books page such as this one.
  • In a collection of e-books represented as a database. For our main list you can click here. 
  • In a list in alphabetical order or by subject.
  • In the SLU Library Catalog

Finding eBooks in the Library Catalog

  • If you know the author or title of the book you want
    1. Search the SLU Library Catalog by title or by author
    2. Look for [electronic resource] near the end of a title in your search results list.
  • If you know only a keyword or subject
    1. Search the SLU Library Catalog using Advanced Search
    2. Type in your keyword or subject
    3. Limit by Location - Internet
    4. Limit by Material Type - Book/Journal
    5. You should only receive electronic resources on your topic. However, they may be either books or journals.