Quick Start

You will need to have access through an institution in order to use all the features available on the site, and read the full text of each book. Librarians can find out how to subscribe and faculty, students, and researchers can complete our librarian recommendation form.

Find content

  • Use the quick search box to find VSIs by title or by topic, or just to search for a word or phrase anywhere in all VSIs.
  • Or browse by subject.



Choosing content

  • Your results list has two tabs:BOOKS results are each a complete VSI; CHAPTERS results are particular chapters in VSIs.
  • The best results will be at the top of the results list.


Reading content

  • A book result shows you the all the contents of a VSI, so you can start in at chapter 1, or choose to go to a specific page.
  • A chapter result shows you that complete chapter in full.

Find out more

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  • Subscriber services: information for librarians about setting up, accessing the site, managing your access, and getting help if you have a problem;
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