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American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book
The Humanities E-Book Project of the American Council of Learned Societies creates digital copies of works that are “all especially valuable, time-tested books, regularly consulted by scholars and advanced students.” The selected works cover most time periods for the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The project plans to expand its global coverage as well as increase its collection of digitized works. A small set of “Frontlist” works contains recent monographs with supporting primary sources and reviews. All these books can be searched by key word; printing is possible a page at a time. These digitized books are also cataloged individually in MARQCAT.
Full-text classics from fiction, religious studies, dictionaries, poetry, drama and more.
Blackwell Reference Online
With more than 425 online reference volumes, written by leading scholars in their respective fields, this collection provides access to authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the social sciences and humanities.
Business Expert Press from ebrary
Full=text titles covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy.
The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics
The collection contains author, generic, and topical companions for English literature. The classical companions cover key periods and aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome.
The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion, and Culture from Cambridge Collections Online
Contains 1000+ essays addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism
Digital Book Index
Gathering commercial and non-commercial ebooks from over 1,800 publishers Digital Book Index provides access to over 137,000 titles. About 97,000 are free and the rest are available at a modest cost. Login required (free).
Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
Catholic works of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Includes: Papal and synodal decrees, catechisms and inquisitorial manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises and systems, liturgical writings, saints' lives, and devotional works.
Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
seminal works of the Reformation and post-Reformation eras (16th and 17th centuries), written by more than 300 Protestant authors: theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, and polemical treatises.
Early American Imprints, Series I (Evans Bibliography)
full text database of publications from colonial America and the early republic (1639-1800).
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains digital 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.
Early Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
ECCO is the electronic edition of The Eighteenth Century, the world’s largest collection of microfilmed printed books. The collection contains works and literature in seven broad categories: history and geography; social sciences and fine arts; medicine, science, and technology; literature and language; religion and philosophy; reference works; and law.
Over 2700 full-text titles available in 15 broad subject categories.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Approximately 60 full text encyclopedias and other reference sources.
A collection of digital monographs in the field of historical scholarship. Each e-text offers extensive documentation, hyperlinks to supplementary literature, images, music, video, search feature, and links to related web sites.
Contains 450 sites where one can find books in the public domain, open books, free audio books, ad-supported books and more.
Library of Congress
To date over 60,000 books have been digitized by the Library of Congress. The database is searchable by author or title.
Library of Latin Texts (formerly Cetedoc)
Contains the complete Latin texts from the late 2nd-15th centuries.
Manchester Medieval Sources Online
Provides e-texts central to medieval studies courses and focuses upon the diverse cultural and social as well as political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of medieval society.
Over 19,000 freely available e-books.
Includes the full-text of 38 standard medical reference books and Mosby’s GenRx, with information on over 30,000 medications. Additional features include full-text articles from over 80 clinical journals, Clinics of North America and yearbooks.
National Academy Press E-Books
The National Academy Press publishes over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offers searchable full text biomedical books. Books are divided into content units, usually chapters, and are linked to PubMed abstracts. Browsing and printing options vary according to publisher permissions.
NetLibrary see ebook Collection (EBSCOhost)
The On-Line Books Page
This University of Pennsylvania page includes more than 7000 English works in various formats.
OAIster is a digital library service, which harvest free full text resources provided by the research library community. Currently, OAIster contains 3,164,254 records harvested from 282 institutions. OAIster is a service provided by the University of Michigan Library.
The Online Books Page
Lists over 25,000 books available online.
The Online Texts Collection from the Internet Public Library
Over 7700 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Subject Classification, or searched by keyword. Also has good links to other collections.
Oxford Handbooks Online - Philosophy from Oxford Univ. Press
Twenty-two full text handbooks covering the major topics in Philosophy
Oxford Reference Online Premium
Contains over 175 dictionaries, encyclopedias, and language references published by Oxford University Press. A whole shelf of reference tools at your fingertips.
Oxford Scholarship Online - Philosophy from Oxford Scholarship
Contains over 500 full-text books covering core philosophical areas such as aesthetics, history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics and many more.
Posner Family Collection
Over 600 full text history of western science titles.
Project Bartelby Archive
A small collection of electronic works, selected for literary value or general reference use.
Offers over 36,000 free e-books in ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
Provides books in the public domain. Many titles are available as audio books.
Offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
Safari Books Online
Contains over 3,000 full-text online books. Topics include: IT management, e-commerce/business, programming languages, graphics, hardware, multimedia, security and many others. For a list by title Check MARQCAT.
Maintained by the Internet Archive this site has over 140,000 e-texts available.