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E-books

We provide access to thousands of e-books; you can find most of them in LibrarySearch.

Have a look at our e-book collections below as well, because:

  • a few of our e-books are not included in LibrarySearch
  • e-book collections are great for browsing, especially for books within subject areas.

More advice on how to find and use e-books

E-book collections we subscribe to

There's also a list of freely available e-book services at the bottom of the page.

Collection In LibrarySearch? Description
Academic Library Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Over 500 titles including politics, culture and media
ACLS Humanities E-book project Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Over 4,300 titles with over 500 added each year
APA E-books Collection Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Psychology textbooks published by the American Psychological Association in 2011 and 2012
Cambridge Core - Cambridge University Press e-books and journals
  • to see only content you have access to, after you've done a search tick "Only show content I have access to" in the left hand menu
Fully in LibrarySearch - search now E-books and e-journals from Cambridge University Press, covering a range of subject areas.

You have access to extra titles through our "You read, we buy" scheme in these subjects:
Cambridge Companions Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Includes access to:
  • Complete Collection: accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods
  • Literature and Classics
  • Music
  • Philosophy, Religion and Culture
Cambridge Histories Online Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Over 300 cross-searchable authoritative volumes on a wide range of historical subject areas
Dawsonera Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Access to ca 8,000 e-books in all subject areas
Ebook Central (formerly EBL) - from Proquest Fully in LibrarySearch - search now A steadily growing collection of e-books from all subject areas (currently around 7000 titles). You can only view Ebook Central e-books online, not downloaded, on student PCs. To download Ebook Central e-books to your own device, install Adobe Digital Editions (free) .
ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Nearly 150,000 titles and editions published in English between 1701 and 1800
EEBO - Early English Books Online Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Almost all works in English printed from 1473-1700.
Early European Books: printed sources to 1700 Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the 17th century, offering full-colour facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources
Filmakers Library Online Not in LibrarySearch Award-winning documentaries on a wide range of subjects, presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from cultures and traditions world-wide
HeinOnline Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Large legal research collection containing more than nine centuries of legal history; includes Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law
Historical Texts (formerly JISC Historic Books) Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Cross-search over 400,000 historical books from:
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • 19th Century books from the British Library collection
IEEE Wiley eBooks Library - Computing and Engineering Collection Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Over 700 e-books, covering subjects like bioengineering, power and energy, and communication technologies, among other growing areas of research
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Book series from Springer. 1973-present, over 7000 volumes
Literature Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now 350,000 literary texts together with journals, author biographies and other critical and reference resources
Loeb Classical Library Not in LibrarySearch The full Loeb collection, digitised: over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts available to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share
Medieval Sources Online - access through Manchester Hive Partially in LibrarySearch - search now E-books on medieval topics, plus a gateway to medieval history sources
MIT Press eBooks Library - Computing and Engineering Collection Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Around 600 e-books covering subjects such as computer science, intelligent systems, cognitive science, engineering, environmental science, information science, and new media.
MyiLibrary Fully in LibrarySearch - search now We have over 170 subscription titles on this e-book service. It also has links to other related free services
Nick Hern Books Not in LibrarySearch Specialist performing arts publisher, with a vast collection of full text plays, screenplays and theatre books
Open Book Publishers Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Social enterprise run by scholars around the world to give access to research within Humanities and Social Sciences
Oxford Handbooks Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Thorough introduction to topics such as business and management, history, law, linguistics, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, delivered via specially commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading. You can access all titles with a green, open padlock symbol
Oxford Reference Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Large collection of subject dictionaries and guides
Oxford Scholarship Online Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Academic monographs from key disciplines in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, medicine, and law

Choose your subject from "Browse by Subject". You can access all titles with a green, open padlock symbol

ScienceDirect Elsevier Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Around 9,000 titles, great for sciences
SpringerLink Partially in LibrarySearch - search now Includes access to e-books in:
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Computer science
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics without Lecture Notes
Studies in Imperialism (from Manchester Hive) Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Over 150 e-books, edited and authored by leading figures in the field and published by Manchester University Press; covers topics in propaganda, social control and migration, power and identity
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (from Morgan & Claypool) Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Access to series 1-9; information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science
Taylor & Francis eBooks Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Medium sized collection of e-books covering most subject areas, but particularly Social Sciences
Translated Texts for Historians (from Liverpool University Press) Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Expert scholarly translations of historical sources from 300–800 AD, including letters, annals, political speeches, handbooks, poems, documentary sources, Lives of saints, and many more
University Press Scholarship Online
  • when you've done a search, tick 'Unlocked', 'Free' and 'Open Access' on the left to see the books you have access to
Fully in LibrarySearch - search now

Until July 2019 you have access to over 28,000 books in 31 subject areas. At the end of this period, we will buy the books you used the most and add them to the library collection.

More about University Press Scholarship Online

University Publishing Online (from Cambridge University Press) Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Access to thousands of e-books from 10 university presses around the world
Very Short Introductions Fully in LibrarySearch - search now Concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects and topics written by expert authors in their fields. Updated annually by Oxford University Press
VLeBooks Fully in LibrarySearch - search now A growing collection of e-books in all subject areas (over 7000 titles). You can edit the accessibility settings to suit your reading needs.
World Scientific Not in LibrarySearch Small collection of physics and mathematics e-books

Freely available resources

 

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