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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection - History Reference Online
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.

Academic Complete Ebrary
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Project
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 3,300 high-quality books in the Humanities, including works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.

APA Ebooks & Handbooks in Psychology- TRIAL
APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series — these reference books provide both overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology. APA Books E-Collections includes select titles from 2001 to 2014. It's encompass book content in psychology and related disciplines (including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, neuroscience, and physiology, among others). Coverage within each collection is limited to scholarly and professional titles.

Book Review Digest Plus (TRIAL)
Book Review Digest Plus brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory.

ebrary Academic Complete
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference ebooks collection)
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search thousands of reference e-books with more than 1.8 million documents. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, 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).

Google Scholar
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

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.

Literati by Credo
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.

netLibrary (now EBSCOhost eBook Collection)
Searching for eBooks
netLibrary eBooks collection is now avalable via EBSCOhost platform. Check Usage Help link above for detailed tutorials on how to find and download eBooks. This collection contains recent eBooks on a variety of subjects. It includes some books in the public domain that have been made available to all subscribing institutions.

Oxford Reference Online (ORO)
New User Tour
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)
Online Tutorial
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of 4,689 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and 14 other subject areas. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.

Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog
Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet. There are more than 36,000 free books in this collection, all from bona fide publishers, which are now in the public domain.

PsycBOOKS (EBSCO)
PsycBOOKS, contains of more than 32,000 chapters in PDF from almost 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Includes almost 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. This database also contains digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.

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.

WorldCat (OCLC)
(Updated daily) Contains over 239 million records of all types of material cataloged by 72,000 OCLC member libraries worldwide. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 11th century.

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