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E-books @ Pearson Library: E-books @ CLU

An informational guide about E-books at Pearson Library, and beyond.

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DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books - DOAB provides open access to over 854 Academic peer-reviewed books from 25 publishers.

Google Books  - Titles in the public domain or not copyrighted are freely available. Other titles have previews or snippets available.

HathiTrust Digital Library -  A partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future (HaithiTrust titles are available in Quick Search)

Project Gutenberg  - Over 40,000 free E-books from the first E-book website.

The Online Books Page  - Over 1 million free E-books from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Ebrary Academic Complete - A growing collection of more than 110,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. ebrary offers authoritative ebooks along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. Please check this Help Guide for how to serach, find and use e-books in this collection.

Ebscohost E-books - EBSCO’s extensive collection of eBook titles on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience- with every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to the full depth of your library’s offerings and increasing usage and visibility of your library’s entire collection.

Cambridge Histories Online - Contains over 300 full-text volumes that covers 15 academic subject areas published from 1960 to date. This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. In addition to world history, this product also covers the histories of other subjects, including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference ebooks collection)
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in print, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

History Reference Online--ABC-CLIO eBook Collection 
ABC CLIO's eBook Collection offers encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger, providing information on a multitude of subjects including history, popular culture, social sciences, and professional materials for teachers. CLU collection includes 628 titles.

Humanities E-Book Project ACLS
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with 20 learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully-searchable collection of over 4,300 high-quality books in the Humanities, including works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.

Oxford Reference Online (ORO) 
With more than 220 subject dictionaries and reference titles offer quick reference answers in the areas of language, general reference, humanities and social science, business and professional, and science, technology and medicine. ORO brings them all into a single cross-searchable resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) 
Pearson Library's Oxford Scholarship Online collection provides access to over 1,300 full text scholarly works in the areas of Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. 

PsycBOOKS is the most current and comprehensive full-text resource for APA-published scholarly books available today. It now  includes all volumes of the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series, offering immediate access to reference books covering a wide array of disciplines. This database also contains digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.

SAGE Knowledge & Corwin e-Book Collection
SAGE Knowledge is a customized collection of e-books covering the field of Education. CLU’s subscription features 85 full-text titles from the Corwin e-Book Collection and 63 titles from the E-Reference Collection. The Corwin e-books cover the fields of Teacher Education, Special Education, Counseling and Guidance, Educational Administration and Educational Leadership. Titles include works from best-selling Corwin authors such as Charlotte Danielson, Michael Fullan, Kaye Burke, Douglas Reeves, Randall Lindsey, Cara Shores, Carolyn Chapman, Michael Barber, David Sousa, and Jim Knight.

Sage Research Methods Online 
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It is the place to go for independent research in social science methods, delivering material across the breadth of this area of: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, mixed methods and research design. SRMO contains 600 books and reference titles, 140+ journal articles and 15+ videos, and the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.

SpringerLink provides instant access to one of the most respected and expanding collections of scholarly and scientific writing available today. Pearson Library provides access to the entire collection of the SpringerLink Journals (2,668 peer-reviewed journals) and selected collection of e-books, mainly in the subject of Psychology.

Wiley Online Library - Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Pearson Library provides access to the multidisciplinary e-journals package with over 1360 full-text journals and over 3,000 e-books, including many formerly published by Blackwell.

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