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E-Book/E-Text Collections

The Library subscribes to approximately 200,000 electronic books/e-texts in many subjects. Most are available in large collections which can be searched through the publisher's interface. Many e-books are also searchable within the Library Catalog. Just click on the "View Online" link provided in the catalog record to access the book.

Electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, style manuals and other reference e-books are listed on the e-Books database page.


Featured Collections

Early English Books Online
Facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
ebrary Academic Complete 
Fully searchable full-text online books in all subjects. Searchable also through the catalog.
EBSCO eBook collection 
Fully Searchable full-text online books in all subjects.  Searchable also through the catalog.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Latest editions of the Oxford French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese dictionaries.

Oxford Scholarship Online (Philosophy Collection)
Philosophy books from Oxford University Press.
Safari Tech Books Online - Current Editions
A fully-searchable e-reference book library of over current IT books from industry-leading publishers, including: Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, O'Reilly, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams.
Springer eBook Collection
The full collection of Springer eBooks from 2005 to present,and archival access of Lecture Notes in Computer Science from 1997, and Lecture Notes in Mathematics back to 1964.
A large collection of current medical books, reference material, calculators, and interactive tools. Searchable also through the catalog.

Selected Websites With Free E-Books

Arabic Collections Online
Public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years

ATHENA: Literature, Books, & Lists
Texts of classic authors (Rabelais, Voltaire, Zola, etc.). Novels, poetry, drama, essays, philosophy, history.

Digital Book Index
More than 165,000 full-text digital on many different subjects, most of which are free.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
Over 770 open access books from academic presses.

Google Books
Google's book search engine. Use the Advanced Search to specify words in title, author, date or publisher.   Access to the full-text is limited. However, classic books in the public domain (published before 1923) can be fully downloaded.

History books reviewed by the American Historical Association. Africa, colonial Latin America, and South Asia, Europe before 1800, Military history and history of foreign relations, History of North America before 1900, Women's History or History of Gender.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust makes millions of digitized book and journal collections available from some of the nation's great research libraries.

Large collection of high-quality Science, Technology and Medicine open access publications and textbooks.

Internet Archive: eBooks and Texts
An open-access archive of millions of digital texts in historical collections to provide permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars. Subcollections include Project Gutenberg, American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, Open Source Books, and Children's Library.

National Academies Press
Over 8000 full-text books covering wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

Online Library of Liberty
Classic works, some going back 400 years, on art, economics, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, political theory, religion, science, sociology, war and peace.

Audio versions of public domain books available for download. Librivox's goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

Textbook Revolution
Free E-textbooks and study guides in courses such as business, math, and computer applications. The  books are subsidized by advertising that appears on the digital pages.

Turning The Pages
The British Library digitised some of their most valuable works, such as the first atlas of Europe, the Diamond Sutra hailed as the “oldest printed book,” and the original Alice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll. A browser-based application enables the reader to leaf through the books, making the illusion of reading a book online more real.

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875
19th-century American fiction. Over 2,800 volumes by over 1,400 authors.