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Database Full Text Coverage Scholarly
ACLS Humanities E-Book

Approximately 1700 full-text e-books in the humanities.

Full-text 1911 to current All
Business Expert Press E-Books

Business Expert Press publishes concise, practical treatments of the topics taught in MBA programs. Our born-digital books are written by professors who translate real-life business experiences into teaching tools, and serve as curriculum-oriented, cost-effective alternatives to high-priced textbooks. Unencumbered by DRM, they can be used easily and without limitation by the academic community.

Full-text 2010 to present Most
Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)

Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.

Full-text current Some
EBSCO eBook Collection

Access to a full text collection of over 4,000 e-book titles covering a wide-range of subject areas.

Full-text 1850 to current Most
Elsevier Ebooks

Thousands of ebooks published by Elsevier and available with unlimited user access and Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free on the ScienceDirect platform. 

Full-text 2016 to present Most
JSTOR eBooks

JSTOR eBooks includes thousands of titles across all diciplines that feature unlimted use licenses and have no Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions. 

Full-text current to current Most
Safari Books

A collection of over 38,000 O'Reilly programming and technology books - each completely searchable, including code fragments.

Full-text 1993 to current None
Springer Ebooks

Access to approximately 36,000 ebooks, all of which can be ready by multiple users at the same time and are digital rights management (DRM)-free for easy downloading and reading offline.

Full-text 2016 to present Most
Taylor and Francis Ebooks

Access to approximately 1500 ebooks published since 2016 by Taylor & Francis and Routledge. All titles can be read by multiple users at the same time, and are digital rights management (DRM)-free for downloading and offline reading.  Includes some Open Access titles.

Full-text 2016 to present Most

OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online. Written by professional content developers who are experts in their fields, OpenStax books are ideal replacements for high-cost textbooks. OpenStax textbooks undergo a rigorous peer review process and are frequently updated.

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Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network.

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With LibreTexts, students, faculty, and outside experts work together to build freely available open education resources (OER) that supplant conventional paperbased textbooks. LibreTexts currently encompass twelve widely used college-level disciplines from chemistry to humanities with over 68,500 pages. Used across the nation as primary course textbooks and as supplemental learning resources, LibreTexts have already recorded more than 250 million pageviews with 650 years of confirmed student reading—an impressive track record on which the grantfunded project will build.

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OER Commons

OER Commons contains open resources ranging from full university courses to mini-lessons to open textbooks.

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Cool4Ed is a collaborative project of the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges to provide easy access to quality free and open etextbooks that everyone and anyone can use for teaching and learning. Cool4Ed contains teaching ePortfolios of faculty using free and open etextbooks/OER in their CCC, CSU, and UC courses and comprehensive accessibility evaluations for every etextbook in the Course Showcase conducted by the CSULB Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility.  Easy-to-use handbooks for conducting your own accessibility evaluations are also provided. Cool4Ed presents easy strategies to share the free and open educational resources with faculty, staff, and students.

Full-text present Some

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Early American Imprints (Text Creation Partnership)

The largest single collection of printed source material relating to the history, literature, and culture of the first 250 years of what is now the United States, Early American Imprints provides free access to nearly two-thirds of all books, pamphlets, and broadsides known to have been printed in this country between 1640 and 1821.

Full-text 1640 to 1821 All
Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership)

125,000 volumes representing the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700. The content covers literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, science and all other areas of human endeavor. The following are but a small sampling of the authors whose works are included: Erasmus, Shakespeare, King James I, Marlowe, Galileo, Caxton, Chaucer, Malory, Boyle, Newton, Locke, More, Milton, Spenser, Bacon, Donne, Hobbes, Purcell, Behn, and Defoe.

Full-text 1475 to 1700 All
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Text Creation Partnership)

ECCO includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. The database contains more than 32 million pages of text and over 205,000 individual volumes in all. In addition, ECCO natively supports OCR-based full-text searching of this corpus.

Full-text 1700 to 1800 All
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Full-text current Some
Grove Music Online

<P>Comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2d edition, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2d edition, 2002). Includes updated articles.</P>

Full-text 1992 to current All
Oxford English Dictionary

A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It includes etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet

Full-text current to current None
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

Books, pamphlets, serials and other documents about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Primary source materials on exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.

Full-text 1500 to 1926
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004

<P>A variety of books on art, science, history, music, religion and fiction from academic publishers.&nbsp;</P>

Full-text 1982 to 2004 All
Victorian Women Writers Project

Features the works of British women from the Victorian period (1830-1910), including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.

Full-text 1830 to 1910 None
Wright American Fiction

A collection of nearly 3,000 19th Century American fiction books, available online in full-text.

Full-text 1851 to 1875 Most
InTechOpen Books

InTechOpen features more than 4,500 fully open and free ebooks. We pride ourselves on our belief that scientific progress is generated by collaboration, that the playing field for scientific research should be leveled globally, and that research conducted in a democratic environment, with the use of innovative technologies, should be made available to anyone.

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Directory of Open Access Books

A collection of over 19,000 academic peer-reviewed books and chapters.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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MyOpenMath is a free, open source, online course management system for mathematics and other quantitative fields. MyOpenMath's primary emphasis is to facilitate the creation and implementation of online homework and assessment, although it also supports content delivery on a limited basis.

MyOpenMath runs on the open source IMathAS platform, providing free hosted use of this platform in support of free, open textbooks like the ones listed on The intent is to provide classroom use of the platform, without any required cost to students, for schools wanting a managed install of the IMathAS platform, and to provide students self-study opportunities.

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