November 2013

Support Resources (Ebooks and Audiobooks) · Catalog Search Tips

Here are some strategies for searching for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks in the catalog.

Basic Search

Step 1: Enter your search term in the catalog homepage, then click the triangular enter button.


Catalog homepage

Step 2: Use the "format" facet to limit your search results to downloadable ebooks or downloadable audiobooks.


Search results

Step 3: To download the ebook or audiobook, select on the blue “Click here” link in the search results page.


Click on the blue URL link

Step 4: This will take you to the vendor’s website where you can download the title.


Click to download your book

Advanced Search

If you’d like to construct a more specific search for material, click on the “Advanced Search” link on the catalog homepage. Enter your search terms, then select the “format” drop down menu. You can limit your search to Downloadable Audiobook, Downloadable Book (ebook), etc.


Advanced Search Page options

More Search Tips

You can also limit your search by typing either “oneclick” or “overdrive” (the name of the companies that supply our ebooks and audiobooks), in the search box on the catalog homepage, then use the "format" facet to limit your search results to downloadable ebooks or downloadable audiobooks.


Limit your search by vendor

If you are a Mac user specifically looking for Mac-compatible MP3 files, type “mp3” in the search box on the catalog homepage, then use the "facets" to limit your search results to downloadable audiobooks. (This search also works for WMA files as well.)

Questions?

Contact the Virtual Information Center by phone 513-369-6900 or email and our staff will be happy to assist you!