Ebooks

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eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)
Search, browse, and read online the complete text of over 80,000 books. eBooks on EBSCOhost has titles from major scholarly, academic, and technical publishers such as Cambridge University Press, the University of Oklahoma Press, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, O'Reilly, and many more.
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Ebrary Academic Complete Collection
Ebrary provides more than 44,000 e-books in a broad range of subject areas, including business, technology, health and medicine, literature and the humanities, physical sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. Ebrary digital books contain the full-text and illustrations of their print counterparts.
Greenwood Ebooks
Browse and search more than thirty online books and encyclopedias.
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Oxford Reference (including Literature and Western Civilization Collections)
This resource contains titles from the Oxford Companion series, as well as
  • 130+ subject dictionaries and the Oxford World Encyclopedia
  • English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Timelines linking over 2,000 key events in 20th-century history
  • 12,000 images and 500+ color maps
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Public Domain and Open Source Ebooks

Hathi Trust Digital Library
This resource is a collection of digital ebooks created from the collections of major research libraries. Thousands of public domain works can be searched and viewed online. (Tip: To see only full text titles, search for your topic first. Then click Full view on the left side of the results page.)
LibriVox
LibriVox makes public domain books available for free in audio format. Many LibriVox-recorded titles are also available through Project Gutenberg Audio Books.
Project Gutenberg
You will find classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors including Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jane Austen, and over 15,500 other books. Books are almost always available in plain text format, with many in HTML and other formats. Other than books, additional content types include musical scores, movies and sound files. Most Project Gutenberg ebooks are in the public domain in the US, so tend to be from items published prior to 1923.