Access e-books through the College Library

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 1, January, February 2018, page(s) 63 College Library
Robert Melrose

The College Library has access to over 500 e-books from a variety of publishers, covering a wide range of clinical subjects—anesthesia, family practice/primary care, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and more.

Begin your search of our library catalogue on the Quick Search page ( Enter a keyword, title, or subject (e.g., primary care), and select the e-books option from above the search box. Click the search button to retrieve the list of relevant titles (e.g., Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018 and Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2018). The Advanced Search page offers refined search results built using combinations of the title, author, subject, or other keywords. Enter “anesthesia” in the title field and all e-books with anesthesia in the title will be displayed (e.g., Miller’s Anesthesia).

To display more information about an e-book returned in the search results, click on the e-book’s title. To open the e-book on your device, click on the hyperlinked text beneath Media Link. E-books are compatible with most devices and all can be viewed online; some are also available for download. To be able to download an e-book, Adobe Digital Editions must be installed on your device.

Many e-books allow simultaneous users; a small number are single-use only. If another patron is viewing a single-use title, a message will appear to inform you that the title is currently in use.

If you need assistance accessing our e-book collection or any of our other electronic resources, contact the Library at 604 733-6671 or
—Robert Melrose

This article is the opinion of the Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and has not been peer reviewed by the BCMJ Editorial Board.