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Last Updated: Nov 20, 2012 URL: Print Guide
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Other eBook Resources

  • Open Library
    One web page for every book ever published; Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution
  • Internet Archives
    Download free books and texts; The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books


  • ABC-CLIO E-Books
    Search the e-books that are covered in Daily Life Through History, Pop Culture Universe, The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, and World at War
  • Credo Reference
    A collection of online Reference Books; find quick answers or in-depth background information
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    A collection of e-books in many disciplines, including the social and natural sciences
  • eBooks on Proquest
    Our biggest, most current collection of e-books. Search by subject, keyword, author. Create an account and you can highlight, save to a "bookshelf", take notes -- all online!
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    * American Eras , 8v, 1997
    * Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources , 2006
    * Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries , 5th ed., 2007
    * Encyclopedia of Sociology , 2nd ed., 5v, 2001
    * Gale Encyclopedia of American Law , 3rd ed., 14v, 2011
    * The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained , 3v, 2003
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Electronic versions of some specialized reference titles

Free Open Source E-books

  • Digital Public Library of America
    Contains works in the public domain that have already been digitized and are accessible through other initiatives
  • Directory of Open Access Books
    A discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an Open Access license
  • Getty Research Portal
    Access digitized art history publications, rare books, and related literature
  • Google Books
    Look for "Full view" to get the full text of the book; only public domain books are available full text
  • Hathi Trust
    Over 7 million volumes of text digitized and available for use; check the "Full view only" box to limit your search to items with full text available
  • National Academies Press
    Free downloadable PDFs of all books published by the National Academies Press.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device

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