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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. Most titles have "unlimited access" (an unlimited number of users to view the books at the same time).  Books limited to 1 to 3 "copies" may be unavailable until the previous user ends their session.

EBSCO eBooks

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works in the arts, biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science and social science.

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)

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.

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

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)