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Grad Center for Planning & the Environment

Getting Started

Welcome to your guide to how to access ebooks! To recap: as a student at Pratt Institute, you have access to thousands of ebooks and electronic resources at your fingertips. 

If you have any questions that this guide can't answer, reach out to a librarian! Our library webite has a "Ask a Librarian" chat feature in the right-hand margin, or you can find help via our Services page.

Know Before You Go

Navigate the subpages to discover more about accessing the ebooks available to you.

  • Search & Find: Tips on searching the catalog for ebooks and how to navigate getting to the external database sites
  • Using the Databases: Learn which databases have accessibility tools, offer the best smartphone and tablet usage, and give related research suggestions.
  • Citing Sources: Avoid plagiarism with database citation tools, a FAQ on public domain works, and a two-step self-test.
  • Free Ebooks Online: Explore other sources of free ebooks if you aren't finding what you need in our collections.

For additional support please view this video tutorial on locating ebooks and full text articles in the library catalog. 

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