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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Anthropology Research Guide: eBooks

eBook Sources in Anthropology

You can find most of our ebooks in Berkeley's catalog, but sometimes searching is easier on the websites:  

Create an account and borrow temporarily from: 

Download and save chapters from:  

Download and save whole books from: 

Online reading only:  

For more, see the library's general guide to ebooks

Tips on finding ebooks while campus is closed

We have no access to print while the county is shut down for the pandemic. Instead: 

1. Search our library catalog or homepage to find specific ebooks.

2. Browse ebook platforms to find books you might have missed.

2. Search HathiTrust [login and deselect 'full view only'] to read older books online.

3. Search Google Scholar to see if the researcher shared a PDF of their book online. 

4. Email your librarian to see if we can buy an ebook for you to read.  

5. If we can't buy the ebook, try our tips for inaccessible articles. Contact the author, scholarly peers, or use #icanhazpdf on twitter to see if someone else has a copy already. 

Tips on Finding and Using Ebooks

* If you know the author or title, search our catalog first. 

* If you know the topic, search full text at Google Books, and then find interesting books in our catalog.

* Sign up with public libraries in Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco and search across all of them to find more ebooks. 

* We try to get you DRM-free books when possible, but some publishers will only license restricted-access books.  

* Use our off-campus access guide if you're having trouble logging in or getting access to ebooks.

* Please email your librarian (Celia Emmelhainz) if you need help or want us to search for / buy an ebook we don't already have!