The Library catalogue, Sofia, uses two different formats for books: Book and Audiobook. You can limit your searches to electronic books (eBook), print books, and large print books, as well as electronic audiobooks (eAudiobook) and books on CD/cassette/LP.
There are different PDF "how to" documents in this guide for using Sofia:
There is a guide to finding books and media, as well an extensive guide to finding and using ebooks from the Library.
OverDrive: A great place to explore fiction and non-fiction e-books and audiobooks. If you are already using OverDrive to access public library books, be sure to add McGill Library as well. OverDrive PDF "how to"
Oxford Reference: Over 400 encyclopedias and dictionaries from Oxford University Press, all in one place.
Internet Archive: There are millions of free e-books and texts available on Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library, along with movies, audio (Old Time Radio!), software (MS-DOS games!), and more.
Google Books: Great place for searching the contents of books. Not all books are free to read, but once a book is identified you can check to see if it is held by McGill Library.
See also the guide on how to find book reviews.
Book Review Digest Plus: A good place to start your search on a specific topic.
Book Review Index: Search book review citations from thousands of publications.
New York Review of Books: The online collection goes all the way back to volume 1, number 1, 1963.
The New York Times Book Review: Browse specific issues.
Ancestry: The Library Edition of Ancestry.com has historical documents dating back to the 1500s.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada: Free resource from University of Toronto and Université Laval.
American National Biography Online: Over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history.
World Biographical Information System (WBIS): Biographical information on over 6 Million people from the 8th century B.C.