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Major Library eBook Collections

ProQuest Ebooks Central

Over 100,000 current books from scholarly publishers available for online viewing via the CSU Stanislaus Library. 

Entries that say "unlimited copies" are from the Academic Complete yearly subscription.

Books limited to 1-3 simultaneous users are permanelty owned by CSU Stanislaus.

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ACLS Humanities/History E-Books

Full-text of 2000+ scholarly books in history & related humanities

 

Early English Books Online

Full-text of 100,000+ books (15th - 17th centuries)

 

EBSCO eBooks

Net Library electronic books in business and economics, computer science, education, psychology, science, social science and reference.

 

Springer Behavioral Science

Titles in psychology, counseling, social services, and education (2005-2011, 2016).

 

Safari Tech Books Online

Full-text of 4000+ guides on information technology topics, including networking, operating systems, and programming.

 

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Free Online Book Collections

Directory of Open Access Books

Academic works published under the Open Access model.

 

Google Books

Selected books available for free. Others allow a limited preview before a purchase is required.

 

Hathi Trust

Over 2 million public domain titles.

 

Making of America

Historical (19th century) books and journal articles made available by Cornell (200 books and 100,000 journal articles) and the University of Michigan (10,000 books & 50,000 articles)

 

Online Books Page

Links to the text of over 25,000 books available online.<

 

Project Gutenberg

A library of over 18,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the USA (e.g. classic books published before the 1920's).

 

UC Press E-Books Collection

Over 700 scholarly works published by the University of California (1982-2004)

Online Reference Works

Scholarly encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks/manuals that provide overviews or introductions to academic topics compiled by experts in the field

CREDO Reference

Oxford Reference Online Premium

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference Ebooks in the Library Catalog

(1000+ encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks)

Popular Reference Titles

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Europa World Yearbook

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Encyclopedia of Political Science

Grove Dictionary of Art Online

Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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