Online Books


Start with these:

ProQuest Ebook Central
A large e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Provides online access to more than 3,500 books to browse or to read.


Subject specific ebook collections:

Access Medicine (Harrison’s Online)
Authoritative online medical reference, especially useful for students in Allied Health Sciences. Limited to two concurrent users. Includes Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.
Classical Music Reference Library (Alexander Street Press)
Contains reference materials that span the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music. Part of the Music Online collection.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
An online reference utility that hosts selected encyclopedias and other reference publications.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Provides full text access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, poets, essayists, etc. Limited to 2 concurrent users.
Oxford Reference Online - Premium
Language and subject reference works from Oxford Press into single cross searchable reference.
R2 Digital Library
Provides a selection of ebooks focused on the health sciences. Limited to three concurrent users.
Safari Books Online
Search, browse, read, and print full-text information technology books online. Includes titles from O’Reilly, Pearson, Cisco Press, and more. Search through a wide variety of titles covering databases, desktop applications and publishing, enterprise computing, graphics, markup languages, multimedia, networking, operating systems, programming, security, and software engineering. Up to 20 concurrent users.
Sage eReference Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Offers access to selected reference encyclopedias and handbooks with coverage mostly in the areas of social sciences and health care.
Salem Health
Reference resource for psychology and health. Provides access to Magill’s Medical Guide, Cancer and Psychology & Mental Health.
Salem History
Reference resource for historical topics. Provides access to Milestone Documents, a collection of primary source documents, The Decades covering the 1950s through the 1990s, Musicians & Composers and the Encyclopedia of American Business.