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Ebook Collections Available from the MSJ Library

  • ACLS Humanities Ebook Project
    An online collection of around 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is a library of electronic books (e-books) on many academic subjects. The collection includes thousands of titles purchased by OhioLINK, plus thousands of public-domain e-books. Users can preview an e-book online, peruse a page, read each page in depth, jump to specific chapters or pages, or use links in the Table of Content or Index to go directly to specific chapters of interest. Every word in every book is searchable. This collection operates on the library check-out model, where readers check out e-books for a specified amount of time.
  • Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)
    Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK) contains the full texts of thousands of scholarly and reference e-books from several publishers, covering many subject areas. The Scholarly & Reference Collection of the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center offers thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Use these books via your regular Web browser. Major academic publishers include ABC-CLIO, Sage, Gale, Springer, and Oxford University Press.
  • Open Access eBooks on JSTOR
    "JSTOR offers a growing list of Open Access ebooks from respected presses, such as University of California Press and University of Michigan Press, at no cost to libraries or users. More than 100 titles are now available" with additional titles added in the future.
  • Oxford Reference eBook Collection
    A small collection of digital reference titles in the arts and humanities.
  • Safari Books Online
    Safari Books Online provides electronic books in computer science, information technology, business, and design from O'Reilly, Pearson, and other IT and business publishers. Ebooks are viewable via a web browser.

Ebooks from the Web

  • Internet Archive's Text Archive
    Thousands of open-access/public domain titles in digital format.  Search text by keywords or browse sub-collections.

  • LibriVox
    Free audio ebooks from the public domain.

  • 19th Century Textbooks
    Offers "digital editions of 140 schoolbooks and two surveys of historic schoolbooks by John Nietz, the founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection. The online collection contains page images as well as searchable text."

  • The Online Books Page 
    A regularly updated listing of over 25,000 free ebooks on the Web.  The collection is edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Openculture
    Free cultural & educational media including ebooks, film, textbooks, and more.

  • Open Library
    A growing web site of free electronic versions of many classic texts.

  • Project Bartleby
    Features poetry, the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, Barlett's Familiar Quotations, and other reference works.

  • Project Gutenberg
    Offers a large collection of freely available, "older literary works that are in the public domain." 

  • Google Book Search
    Full text of public domain works and excerpts from copyrighted books from major library collections worldwide.

    Online Text Databases

    ARTFL (American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)

    American and English Literature Collection (OhioLINK)
    Subcollections in this database include African-American Poetry 1700-1900; 20th Cent. African-American Poetry; American Poetry 1600-1900; 20th Cent. American Poetry; English Poetry; 20th Cent. English Poetry; American Drama; English Prose Drama 1280-1915; English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries; Early American Fiction 1774-1850; 18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800; Bibliography of American Literature; Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare; and William Butler Yeats Collection.

    Women Writers Online


    Ebooks Guides & Help Sheets



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