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Access French literary texts, dictionaries, and a link to ClicNet, a search engine for locating cultural and literary francophone resources on the Internet.
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-Books (HEB) is an online, fully searchable collection of 4,680 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. Frequently cited in the literature, these titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies, and include many prize-winning works. Users may also access online book reviews from leading journals.
At present, ARTFL's main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions. The FRANTEXT corpus is updated as new high-quality digital texts become available.
Access plays by Asian American playwrights along with information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada's Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media.
Our geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of our mandates is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats. We cultivate the areas of open-, distance-, and e-learning. We promote neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.
Bartleby publishes classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge on the Web.
Access over 1200 plays written by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
Access non-fiction writings by leading African Americans from colonial times to the present. The collection includes well-known works as well as unique and previously unpublished materials.
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 provides access to 344 e-books on various health related topics. The collection is both browseable and searchable.
This encyclopedia provides information on China from its early beginnings up to today, with a focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. A wide variety of topics are covered, including the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China.
Brill Online contains several reference e-books which address history, law, and religion.
Brill's New Pauly is the English translation of Der Neue Pauly. This is an encyclopaedia of the ancient world. It is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.
Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. The full text is searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. Brockelmann's Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period. The multi-volume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author's works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature.
Cambridge Core provides access to unique, scholarly content published by Cambridge University Press, in one user-friendly and fully searchable online platform.
This database provides access to the full text of books from the Cambridge Histories series. Athabasca University Library has access to full text content for items published prior to 2013.
Access all 18 volumes of “ the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published.” Coverage includes poetry, fiction, drama, essays, history, theology and political writing from the Middle Ages to the early 20th Century.
CBCA Complete is a comprehensive database of Canadian materials, and comprises CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events. It includes full text journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
The site provides access to a small, but easily navigated selection of online classic works of English Literature.
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.
Access over 500 historical mathematics books that were scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library.
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.
Der Neue Pauly is the original publication of Brill's New Pauly in it's German form. Brill's New Pauly is an encyclopaedia of the ancient world. It is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.
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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.
Access primary documents that tell the story of interactions between cultural groups and encounters with environments between 1534 and 1860. The database includes letters, diaries, memoirs and other accounts of early encounters. Detailed indexing permits searching by authors, environments, flora, fauna, peoples, events, etc. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
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.
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection is the premier site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books online. Here, scholars and the interested public can discover essential contributions and emerging thought in the humanities and social sciences.
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.
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.
Access digitized 18th Century books for information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science, etc.
The AU Library no longer subscribes to eLibrary Canada. Please use the Discover search box tool on the Library's home page. You can also use Canadian Newsstream to look for articles in Canadian newspapers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Érudit provides access to French language scholarly materials from journals, e-books, proceedings, and theses in the humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences.
Access a collection of publicly 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.
Formerly known as History Resource Center: World, you can search this database to find research materials on topics and people related to history.
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.
This handbook is a collection of materials dealing with technological literacy at the K-12 Level.
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.
This database contains two separate collections, InfoSci-Books and InfoSci-Journals available through IGI Global. 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.
Over 20,000 titles covering a broad range of subjects are available for searching or for browsing by author, title, or Dewey Decimal Classification.
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.
This website provides free audio versions of books in the public domain. Its texts generally are taken from Project Gutenberg, and include a wide variety of materials including literature, and philosophical texts, among other things.
The Access Engineering Library provides access to full text e-books and chapters on more than 200 topics in the field of engineering.
Abstracts, references and some linked materials are available in this comprehensive reference work on the cognitive sciences from MIT Press.
MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from the following publishers: Springer, Humana and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.
Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.
Oxford Scholarship Online provides full text access to more than 1200 e-books published in the areas of philosophy, economics and finance, political science and religion.
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 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 provides free online access to over 42,000 classic and important texts in education, music, history, philosophy, political science and other subjects.
ScienceDirect is one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. Access a selection of journals from Elsevier Science covering all fields of science (including journal titles from Business, Psychology, Arts and Humanities, and Social Science).
Google Chrome users are advised to use Internet Explorer or Firefox when searching ScienceDirect. Google Chrome is often incompatible with ScienceDirect, and may cause PDF access problems.
Formerly known as Springer-Verlag Journals, from this site you are able to access hundreds of Springer-Verlag and Kluwer journal titles, with considerable full text online. Coverage includes Chemical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Astronomy.
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.