Q. I am currently doing a research project about the text books used for pharmacy. I need to have a pdf version of the books and was wondering if
First, I want to make sure you're aware that no appointment is necessary to get help from a librarian at our reference desk. The desk is generally staffed M-F from 10am-5pm, with hours 'til 7pm on Monday and Wednesdays. If you want to be sure that someone is here, call 215-596-8967 before you come. Likewise, we are glad to help you over the phone if we can.
With regard to specific books, you can search our complete collection of print and e-books in two places:
- Our Catalog (cataLyst) (This is a catalog of our paper books. If we have a book in print AND online, the record will include a link to the online version)
- Our Journal List/e-Book List. (Be sure to click the e-Books tab to highlight it before searching.)
If there are specific titles that you don't find in our collection, you can request them with our interlibrary loan system called E-ZBorrow, which connects you to the catalogs of many other academic libraries. Books you request are delivered to our library for your pickup, for free. Learn more about E-ZBorrow HERE. (There is also a link to ILLiad there; ILLiad is for requesting articles that are not in our collection, but can also be used to request books or book chapters that are not in E-ZBorrow).
Finally, please note that the library doesn't generally provide access to e-books that are .pdf files. This is largely due to copyright/security/licensing issues. Our e-books are hosted on websites; these are accessible on-campus or off-campus (with your university login).
I hope this information is helpful. Please stop by or reply if you have other questions.