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E-Books and Online Reference Books

Reference Sources


  • ACLS Humanities E-Book - An online collection of over 3,300 fully searchable high quality ebooks in the humanities.
  • APA Psychology Books - Full text of APA ebooks published 2008-2019.
  • Books@Ovid - Full text of selected titles in nursing and allied health sciences.
  • Ebook Central (ProQuest) - The site for thousands of ebooks on all topics from this vendor. It includes the collection formerly known as Ebrary Academic Collection.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - A selected collection of ebooks (formerly NetLibrary).
  • Education Ebook Collection - Full text of thousands of books covering education topics K-12 and higher education, from introductory to professional level.
  • e-Duke Book Scholarly Collection - Full-text of Duke University Press ebooks.
  • JSTOR - Full text of scholarly journals and books in arts and science, business and economics, language and literature, humanities and social sciences. Current journals are not entered into the database for two to five years.
  • LWW Health Library - Lippincott physical therapy and anatomy texts. 
  • LWW Nursing & Health Prof. Premier - Full text of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins nursing and allied health journals and e-books.
  • Morgan and Claypool/Synthesis - Morgan and Claypool books from the Synthesis lecture series.
  • Online Books Page - Full text of over 20,000 free online books, maintained by the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
  • Ovid Books and Journals - Full text of books and journals on the Ovid platform.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online - Full text of selected Oxford handbooks.
  • SpringerLink - Full text of the Springer journals available through the CUNY consortium, and Hunter's collection of Springer ebooks. Green icon next to title indicates that we have access to a book or journal.  
  • Very Short Introductions - Brief, authoritative introductions to a variety of topics from Oxford University Press.