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Online books and resources
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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E-book Collections

e-booksThe library offers more than 17,000 books in electronic format from various publishers and providers. Our major collections of e-books include:

  • Britannica Online  
    Browse or search more than 100,000 articles from Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Online access to more than 300 volumes from the Cambridge Histories series, providing scholarly coverage of many academic subjects
  • Credo Reference  
    A digital reference library of dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, books of quotations, and subject-specific titles, covering many subjects, all from leading publishers.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    A collection of more than 12,500 electronic books, including scholarly monographs, reference materials, and more. Formerly known as NetLibrary.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A database of encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Oxford Reference  
    Full-text dictionaries and other reference books in many subject areas from Oxford University Press
  • SAGE Knowledge (formerly SAGE Reference Online)
    A collection of more than 170 specialized encyclopedias and handbooks. Particularly strong in the social sciences, medicine, and the environment.

Freely-available e-books

Open-access titles and books in the public domain are increasingly available for free over the Internet. Check out these sources for freely-available e-books on a variety of topics.


Selected e-books by subject

This is only a sampling of our 17,000+ e-books.  For a more comprehensive view of our e-book collection, search for e-books.

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