E-Books


Electronic books, or e-books, can be accessed:

  • Through the freely available and subscribed e-book collections on this page. See the listing below. Subscribed e-book collections are available to AU students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Through the Library Catalogue (AUCAT). In AUCAT, you will find all of the subscribed e-books (such as MyiLibrary) and some of the freely available e-books. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to limit your results to e-books after you have done a keyword search. You may also locate specific e-books using a title search.
You will see an e-book icon next to some titles on this list. This icon means that the majority of the titles from these providers are searchable through the Library Catalogue (AUCAT).

For help with e-books, visit the AU Library Tech Support guide.




ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle

http://abu.cnam.fr/index.html

Access French literary texts, dictionaries, and a link to ClicNet, a search engine for locating cultural and literary francophone resources on the Internet.


AccessEngineering (McGraw Hill)

http://0-accessengineeringlibrary.com.au pac.lib.athabascau.ca


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

The Access Engineering Library provides access to full text e-books and chapters on more than 200 topics in the field of engineering.


ACLS Humanities E-book Project

http://0-www.humanitiesebook.org.aupac.l ib.athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

This collection of e-books includes both older public domain books and newer publications. Containing more than 1500 titles, the books have been published by more than 250 publishers, including 80 university presses.


AU Press

http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/

AU Press is the scholarly press of Athabasca University. The content's geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of the mandates of AU Press is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats.


Bartleby.com Great Books Online

http://www.bartleby.com/

Bartleby publishes classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge on the Web.


Bibliothèque Virtuelle

http://www.fsj.ualberta.ca/biblio/defaul t.htm

Access classics of French-Canadian literature digitized by the Faculté Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta.


Books 24X7

http://ezproxy.athabascau.ca:2048/login? url=http://library.books24x7.com/library .asp?^B


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

This e-book collection covers topics ranging from business, to information technology, graphic design and computing and includes more than 19,000 titles.


Books@Ovid

http://0-ovidsp.ovid.com.aupac.lib.athab ascau.ca/autologin.html


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Books@Ovid provides access to 344 e-books on various health related topics. The collection is both browseable and searchable.


Brill Online

http://0-brillonline.nl.aupac.lib.athaba scau.ca/subscriber/uid=4334/titles


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Brill Online contains several reference e-books which address history, law, and religion.


Cambridge Histories Online

http://0-histories.cambridge.org.aupac. lib.athabascau.ca/uid=2751/collection?id =cho_complete


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

This database provides access to the full text of books in the Cambridge Histories series.


Classics at the Online Literature Library

http://www.literature.org/authors/

The site provides access to a small, but easily navigated selection of online classic works of English Literature.


Colecciones Mexicanas

http://www.coleccionesmexicanas.unam.mx/

This database indexes and provides access to original and transcribed full-text documents. The collection includes Mexican Franciscan manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th centuries, literary Mexican periodicals of the 19th century, documents concerning Mexicans in the 19th century, and e-books.


Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs

http://historical.library.cornell.edu/ma th

Access over 500 historical mathematics books that were scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library.


Credo Reference

http://0-www.credoreference.com.aupac.li b.athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Access a selection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, as well as subject-specific online reference books for business, science, law, history and other disciplines.


Early Canadiana Online

http://0-canadiana.org.aupac.lib.athabas cau.ca/ECO


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

ECO is produced by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM). It is a digital library providing access to more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history up to the late 19th century. The collection is strong in women's history, literature, trade and exploration, and native studies.


eBooks on EBSCOHost

http://0-search.ebscohost.com.aupac.lib. athabascau.ca/login.aspx?authtype=ip,coo kie,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

The netLibrary collection is now known as E-Books on EBSCOHost, and provides access to more than 8000 eBook titles on a range of subjects, including literature and criticism, business, philosophy, religion, political science and psychology, among others.


eBrary

http://0-site.ebrary.com.aupac.lib.athab ascau.ca/lib/athabasca


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Access a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas from a variety of prestigious academic publishers.

Please note that you must allow pop ups to use eBrary. If you encounter problems please contact the Library Information Desk.


eDuke Books -- Duke University Press

http://0-read.dukeupress.edu.aupac.lib.a thabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection includes electronic books published by Duke University Press in the humanities and social sciences.  There are over 1600 titles in the collection.


eHRAF Archaeology

http://0-ehrafarchaeology.yale.edu.aupac .lib.athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Search or browse archaeological traditions in this full-text, fully-indexed archaeology database, published annually by Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). The documents (books, journal articles, dissertations) are indexed at the paragraph-level for quick retrieval of information.


eHRAF World Cultures

http://0-ehrafworldcultures.yale.edu.aup ac.lib.athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Search or browse cultures in this full-text, fully-indexed cultural database, published annually by Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). It focuses on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups. The documents (books, journal articles, dissertations) are indexed at the paragraph-level for quick retrieval of information.


Eighteenth Century Collections Online

http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.aupac.li b.athabascau.ca/itweb/atha49011?db=ECCO


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Access digitized 18th Century books for information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science, etc.


Érudit

http://0-www.erudit.org.aupac.lib.athaba scau.ca/revue/?lang=en


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Erudit provides access to French language scholarly materials from journals, e-books, proceedings, and theses in the humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences.


eScholarship Editions

http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarsh ip/

Access a collection of publically available electronic books from academic presses on topics in the arts and sciences. The collection is searchable and can be browsed by subject, author, or title. eScholarship Editions are published by the California Digital Library.

Note: To search for e-books, it's easier to click on the Advanced Search link in the top right corner of the screen. Please allow for pop-ups in your browser to use this feature.


Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique

http://gallica.bnf.fr/

The digital library catalogue of la bibliothèque nationale de France provides access to digitized works, images, and sound resources, the majority of which are in French. Coverage includes history, literature, sciences, philosophy, law, economics and political science and runs from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century.


Humanities Text Initiative

http://www.hti.umich.edu/stacks/

The Humanities Text Initiative, a unit of the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service, collaborates with other U of M units and partners with other institutions to convert, create and deliver online texts and resources. You can access a number of freely available collections on the site.


IGI Global

http://0-www.igi-global.com.aupac.lib.at habascau.ca/gateway


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

This collection houses the formerly named Info-sci books and Info-sci journals. It includes every e-book published by IGI Global, a computing science and information technology publisher, since 2000. Every journal indexed in this database is peer reviewed. The collections can be searched or browsed.


InfoSci Books

http://0-www.igi-global.com.aupac.lib.at habascau.ca/gateway


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

This database is a collection of every e-book published by IGI Global, a computing science and information technology publisher, since 2000. It is fully searchable by topic, keyword author and title. Note: This collection is available through IGI Global


Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection

http://www.ipl.org/reading/books/

Over 20,000 titles covering a broad range of subjects are available for searching or for browsing by author, title, or Dewey Decimal Classification.


LAC Electronic Collection

http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/el ectroniccollection-bin/Main/AdvSearch?co ll=11&l=0&v=1

The Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) includes over 6000 Canadian book and periodical titles published online by commercial and government publishers. The publications exist in various formats, including HTML, PDF, ASCII and others and in some cases software such as Acrobat Reader is required to read the texts. Some titles are labeled "Restricted Access" and are accessible on-site at the LAC only.


MyiLibrary

http://0-lib.myilibrary.com.aupac.lib.at habascau.ca/browse/open.asp


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

MyiLibrary provides access to ebooks from the following publishers: Springer, Humana Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.


netLibrary -- now eBooks on EBSCOHost

http://0-search.ebscohost.com.aupac.lib. athabascau.ca/login.aspx?authtype=ip,coo kie,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

The netLibrary collection is now known as E-Books on EBSCOHost, and provides access to more than 8000 eBook titles on a range of subjects, including literature and criticism, business, philosophy, religion, political science and psychology, among others.


NLC Electronic Collection

http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/el ectroniccollection-bin/Main/AdvSearch?co ll=11&l=0&v=1

Please note, this collection is now called the LAC Electronic Collection due to the name change of the National Library of Canada (NLC) to Library and Archive Canada (LAC).


Online Books Page

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.


Online Medieval and Classic Library

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/

Access a collection of some of the most important literary works of the Classical and Medieval periods.


Oxford Reference Online

http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/GLO BAL.html?authstatuscode=200


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Access a cross-searchable web database that brings together dictionaries of quotations, language dictionaries and thesauri, and dictionaries for science and medicine, humanities and social science, and business and law, as well as the World Encyclopedia.


Oxford Scholarship Online

http://0-www.oxfordscholarship.com.aupac .lib.athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to more than 2000 e-books published in the areas of philosophy, economics and finance, political science and religion.


Oxford Text Archive

http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/

Founded in 1976 and dedicated to encouraging the acceptance of electronic texts within academia, the Archive contains an extensive collection of high quality e-texts and reference works in a variety of languages.


Past Masters

http://0-library.nlx.com.aupac.lib.athab ascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

Past Masters provides full text access to primary source humanities resources which usually contain the complete works of specific authors. It is possible to both browse and search the database.


Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org

Project Gutenberg began in 1971 when Michael Hart decided that it would be a good idea to make many classic and important texts freely available worldwide. The project operates on a system of volunteers selecting a text that is no longer in copyright (in the USA the general rule is pre-1923), turning the text into e-text, and adding it to the archive.


ScienceDirect

http://0-www.sciencedirect.com.aupac.lib .athabascau.ca/


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

ScienceDirect e-books cover topics on Psychology, Agriculture, Biology, Neuroscience, and Computer Science.


SpringerLink

http://0-www.springerlink.com.aupac.lib. athabascau.ca/home/main.mpx


(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)

SpringerLink contains over 35,000 e-books covering a broad range of subject areas including Architecture, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, and Physics and Astronomy.


UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004

http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebook s/

This collection includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. This collection is published by the California Digital Library.


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