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Ebooks: Finding and Using Ebooks at Trinity

The ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

The ABC-CLIO eBook Collection contains reference books, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, and guides on many specialized topics primarily in the humanities and social sciences. 

ABC-CLIO eBooks can be read via a new reading pane with improved search and browsing capabilities. Users can create their own user profile for saving notes and bookmarking entries. 

ABC-CLIO: Access Information

# of Users

Unlimited & Simultaneous

Loan period

N/A - Can be viewed online only via a reading pane

Software needed

No - web based only

Read online


Read offline


Download Possible

No - web based online

PDF Available



Yes (with limitations) - maximum of 30 pages at a time


Yes - limited to one piece of content (chapter or entry) and will be sent as plain text

Copying/Pasting Tools

Yes - can also take notes and bookmark when logged into "My Bookshelf"

Export citations

Yes - MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats; can export to RefWorks and EasyBib

Compatible w/portable devices

Yes - can access the eBooks platform in a standard web bowser setting on all mobile devices



ABC-CLIO: Quick Tips

ABC-CLIO eBooks are available to read via a reading pane (see below) while online. Chapters or entries are shown in their entirety within the reading pane. Within the reading pane, you may navigate using the scroll bar.