An introduction to ebooks at the EMU library.

Cambridge University Press Ebook Tips

  1. Cambridge University Press ebooks don't have limits on simultaneous users, so you should never get a busy signal.
  2.  Look down the page for links to online chapters or chapter PDFs.
  3. If you want to save the ebook as a favorite in your browser, save the Esearch page using instructions below. Bookmarking the web page after you have logged into the ebook might create a link that won't work correctly from off campus.
  4. If you have trouble logging in, the most common problems are:
    a. You may need to set your browser to accept cookies.
    b. If your EMU NetID password has expired, you may need to change your password.
  5. You may be able to get immediate help using the ebook from Ask a Librarian chat.

Logging in to use the ebook

If you are on campus, you don't need to login to access a Cambridge University Press ebook. If if you are off campus, you will be asked to log in with your EMU NetID.  If you aren't asked to log in, there may be an issue with the link you have to the book. In that case, try searching for the ebook in E-search (use ebook search provided below).

If you are asked to log in and your login doesn't work, you may need to update your NetID password (see Help with Online Access Problems below).

To authenticate your browser needs to accept cookies. If you have trouble logging into the book, you may need to change browser settings to accept cookies.

Help with online access problems

To use library online resources and databases from home

  • Use links on EMU library web site or guides. Going directly to journal or database websites will not usually work.
  • Enter your EMU netID login and password.


Other access problems?

Not a current EMU Student?

  • Use MeL Databases. These databases can be used by Michigan residents.

Search for Ebooks in the Library

This search finds only the online books in the EMU Library.

Esearch logo  

Linking to the Esearch record

Permanent links provided in Esearch already include EZproxy information. Just select the Permanent Link next to the book title in the search results, and copy the URL:

Esearch permanent link example

Cambridge ebooks collection

The EMU Library has only a small collection of Cambridge ebooks. If you are searching for ebooks on a topic it's usually better to use the Esearch box above which searches all of the library's ebooks. 

One of the few reasons to search the Cambridge collection directly is to find a very recently acquired book that has not yet been cataloged. You can also view the list of the Cambridge ebooks that EMU has acquired at this site.

You can find a stable direct link to a Cambridge ebook that will work from off campus, on the ebook page under the label DOI: