The University of Alabama
ELECTRONIC BOOK COLLECTIONS
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Most new books arrive as e-books. Thousands of science, engineering, and nursing e-books are listed in Scout, the University Libraries' online discovery tool.  Scout is an excellent tool for finding e-books from Springer, Elsevier, Knovel and other publishers/aggregators. 

In Scout a search can be narrowed to e-books only. Search Tip: Enter keyword(s) in the search box. Then execute the search. In another step, refine your search.  In the column on the left side of the Web page, under Source Types, check the box labeled ebooks. Next click on the button labeled UPDATE.

Major datatbases with extensive collections of e-books include:
 Scout offers one-stop search for finding e-books, as well as other materials.