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ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle ebookSome Full Text

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) AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


ARTFL-Frantext AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

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.


AU Press ebookSome Full Text Open Access

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.com Great Books Online ebookSome Full Text

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


Bibliothèque Virtuelle ebook

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


Black Drama – 1850 to Present AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access over 1000 plays written by more than 100 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.


Black Thought and Culture AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

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.


Books 24X7 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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


Brill Encyclopedia of China AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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


Brill's New Pauly AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


Britannica Academic Edition - E-Books and Primary Sources AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Britannica Academic Edition - E-Books and Primary Sources provides access to primary source documents in the areas of U.S. and World History, Literature, Social Sciences, Religion, Philosophy and Language. It is possible to both browse and search this full text collection.


Brockelmann Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 Histories Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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


Cambridge History of English and American Literature ebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

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.


Classics at the Online Literature Library ebookSome Full Text

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


Colecciones Mexicanas ebookSome Full Text

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 ebookSome Full Text

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


Credo Reference AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


Early Canadiana Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


Early Encounters in North America AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


eBooks on EBSCOHost AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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

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

eHRAF Archaeology AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.

Note: Former name was eHRAF Ethnography

Eighteenth Century Collections Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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


eLibrary Canada AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access the full text of newspapers, magazines and books. Also includes maps, audio/video clips, radio/TV transcripts and pictures. Allows you to limit to Canadian sources.


Erudit AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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 ebookSome Full Text Open Access

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.

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.

Gale World History in Context AU staff and students onlyLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

Formerly known as History Resource Center: World, you can search this database to find research materials on topics and people related to history.


Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique ebookSome Full Text

The digital library catalogue of La Bibliotheque 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.


Grove Art Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Grove Art Online provides access to The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. It includes biographies, bibliographies, entries on art and art forms, geography, styles and culture and time periods.

Grove Music Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Grove Music Online includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, in full text.

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

This handbook is a collection of materials dealing with technological literacy at the K-12 Level.


Humanities Text Initiative ebookSome Full Text Open Access

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.

Note: This collection is available through OmniFile Full Text Mega

IGI Global AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.

Note: If you would like to limit your search to one of the collections then open the database then change “Bundle type” to either InfoSci-Books or InfoSci-Journals.

InfoSci-Books AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

This collection is searchable in the IGI Global database along with InfoSci-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.

Note: If you would like to limit your search to InfoSci-Books, open the database then change “Bundle type” to InfoSci-Books.

Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection ebookSome Full Text

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 ebookSome Full Text

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.


Librivox.org ebook

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.


McGraw Hill's Access Engineering AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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

Note: The new name for this database is now AccessEngineering.

MyiLibrary E-books AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from the following publishers: Springer, Humana and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.


Online Books Page ebookSome Full Text

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 ebookSome Full Text

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


Oxford Scholarship Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


Oxford Text Archive ebookSome Full Text

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 AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.


Sage Reference AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Sage Reference (Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students) This database provides access to a number of handbooks and encyclopedias on subjects including anthropology, health and social welfare, politics and international relations, business and psychology.


ScienceDirect AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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).

Note: To limit your search to full text articles, click on the "Search" button, then on the "Journals" tab. Under "Source" select "subscribed journals", then enter your search terms.

SpringerLink AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

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.

Note: If you have difficulty accessing full text content on SpringerLink, please contact the Library.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 ebookSome Full Text Open Access

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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