Ebooks E-Resources

ACLS Humanities e-Books

Online, fully searchable collection of approximately 5,000 books in the humanities and related social sciences, containing both in-print and out-of-print books

BCIN / Conservation Information Network

Conservation Information Network:  Comprises over 172,000 bibliographic records on conservation. Literature referenced includes Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials.
Access: available without charge via the internet.

Bloomsbury Open Content

Database of selected research publications across a range of topics, which are published on open content licences, meaning that the full text is available online for free in html format. These titles are also available to buy as p-books and e-books.

Cambridge Companions Online

Provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion and cultural studies in a functional, cross searchable online environment

Cambridge Core

Collection of over 30,000 e-books, primarily recently published works, across a wide-range of subjects within a functional, fully searchable online environment

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

This site has offered Shakespeare’s plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993 … The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain — website

Courtauld Books Online

Courtauld Books Online is a series of online scholarly books published by The Courtauld Institute of Art. The series includes research publications that emerge from Courtauld Research Forum events and Courtauld projects involving an array of outstanding scholars from art history and conservation across the world. The series consists of discrete books, shaped by a rigorous academic peer-review process. It is an open-access series, freely available to read online and to download without charge. The series has been developed in the context of research priorities of The Courtauld which emphasise the extension of knowledge in the fields of art history and conservation, and the development of new patterns of explanation.– website

Credo Reference Academic Core Premium Collection

An online reference resource that provides access to the full text of subject-specific reference titles, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases from a wide variety of publishers. Credo guides students through topics and concepts using visualisation tools and extensive cross referencing. Constantly expanding, it contains over 3 million entries from over 500 titles, including over 200,000 multimedia items and allows seamless searching of your other library resources. This multidisciplinary resource covers anthropology, art, astronomy, biography, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, ecology, economics, education, engineering, environmental studies, food, geography, geology, history, language, law, literature, mathematics, media studies, medicine, midwifery, music, nursing, palaeontology, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, quotations, religion, sociology, technology, and zoology

DART-Europe E-theses portal

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses and provides a single portal for the discovery of European Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

Directory Of Open Access Books

Searchable directory of open access e-books. It is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in open access


Database allowing you to search over 54,000 dissertations from Sweden written in English. About half of these are available for download as a PDF

Early European Books : Printed Sources To 1700

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources

Ebook Central

Database of ebooks. Please see the quick start guide for information

Electronic Poetry Center

The EPC was founded in 1995 and serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSound PennSound, UBU web, and on the Web at large. Our aim is simple: to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.  The EPC itself makes extensive resources available through its E-Poetry and Author libraries. These libraries provide curated lists of resources on a focused range of authors for personal use, research, and teaching. Additionally, the EPC curates lists of links to similar digital and literary projects, related book publishers, literary magazines, and other resources. In addition to the vast number of works the it makes available, the EPC offers the innovation of providing a curated collection of primary literary texts. Accordingly, texts housed at the Electronic Poetry Center are “definitive” texts as each has been approved by its producers — website.


Collection of e-books giving access to guidance on food safety, quality assurance, processing, brewing, regulations, and microbiology. It offers information on latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies

Frontiers Books

Frontiers Books is a bookstore-like platform that under a unique environment gathers all library services available at Frontiers. You may browse through the pages of Frontiers e-books and Abstract books, past hardcopy issues as well as other academic literature and download them for free in PDF and EPUB format — website

Global Text Project

Database of open content electronic textbooks, including business, computing, education, health, science and social science

JSTOR EBA ebooks

JSTOR’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program offers access to more than 43,000 high-quality backlist titles from 90 publishers such as Princeton University Press, Yale University Press, MIT Press, and Harvard University Press

Literature network

Searchable on-line literature database for students and educators that has over 3500 full books and over 4400 short stories and poems by over 260 authors. Check out the recently added books, that primarily consist of classics and/or award-winners. Search for the book of your choice by using the alphabetized index listing of author names such as: John Milton, Guy de Maupassant, Herman Melville, and Emily Bronte

NCBI Bookshelf

Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare

NDLTD (Networked digital library of theses and dissertations)

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.  This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs

Nick Hern Books

Nick Hern Books is one of the UK’s leading specialist performing arts publishers, with a vast collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books in their catalogue. They also license most of their plays for amateur performance

OAIster … find the pearls

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors


The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation

Open Book Publishers’ Library Membership Scheme

E-book database, including anthropology and religion, art, cinema, music and theatre, economics and politics, history, law, literature and language, philosophy, women and gender. The titles are available to download with a choice of formatted digital editions

Open Culture : the best free cultural and educational media on the web

Source of open access material across a range of subjects and includes audiobooks, films, e-books, textbooks,  K-12 educational resources and free language lessons, MOOCs and business courses

Open Humanities Press [e-books]

The site for Open Humanities Press, an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide


Created from a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs, EBSCO Open Dissertations is a free electronic theses and dissertations database (ETD) offering access to more than 800,000 ETDs, including those previously available in American Doctoral Dissertations. It may be searched by author, title, subject and university

Slavery in America and the world : history, culture and law

HeinOnline slavery in America and the world is a searchable database which provides links to legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.

Springer Protocols

Database archive of e-books of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences published between 1980 and 2012

Theses Canada Portal

This website provides a central access point for Canadian theses. It allows one to search AMICUS, Canada’s national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in the Library and Archives Canada theses collection, which was established in 1965, and free access to the full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations that were published from 1998 onwards

UCL Press [e-books]

The site for UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access university press

Visible body on Ovid

Visible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes, and more. Each program offers a mobile app; most apps are available for iPad®  and/or iPhone®  and many are available for Android™ devices Tutorial for Tablet, PC/Mac, and Web (Atlas for Orgs 2017)

Click on Human Anatomy Atlas 2017 icon  (There are two versions of this application. The Web Player version provides faster access; it requires the Unity Web Player 4.3+ plug-in. The WebGL version does not require a plugin)


VLeBooks offers a collection of thousands of e-books, primarily recently published works, across a wide-range of subjects within a quick and easy online environment. New e-books are being added every month

World War One Centenary Archive

Collection of TSO WW1 official reports and Gazette notices dating from 1914 to 1927 is available via TSO’s online library. To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.