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General Collections

  • Credo Reference
    Provides full-text online versions of general and subject dictionaries and encylcopedias.
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)  
      
    Collection of Open Access ebooks covering a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences. These books are made available through a collaborative initiative of the OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks).
  • Ebook Library (EBL)
    EBL offers access to individual ebooks on various subject matter.
  • ebrary
    A collection of thousands of online full text books and other materials in a variety of subject areas
  • EBSCOhost e-Book Collection
    formerly NetLibrary
    Full-text electronic books on subjects such as history, languages, sociology, economics, computer science, psychology and religion.
  • Google Books
    Portal to Google's massive library digitization project. Depending on copyright restrictions, you may either see full text or limited parts of books (tables of contents, book covers, sample chapters, etc.).
  • Internet Archive
    Offers permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. It includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages. E-book collections include Text Archive and Project Gutenberg.
  • NetLibrary
    See EBSCOhost e-book collection
    Full-text electronic books on subjects such as history, languages, sociology, economics, computer science, psychology and religion.
  • Online Books Page
    Search or browse for thousands of online books, by author, title or subject. From the University of Pennsylvania Library.
  • Safari Books Online
    An electronic collection of over 33,000 computer-related technical books. Topics range from desktop application software to network engineering and from application to theory. Publishers included are Reilly, Sams, Peachpit Press, New Riders, Microsoft Press, Cisco Press, Adobe Press, Addison-Wesley and others. The license allows for 10 simultaneous users.

Humanities, History & Religion

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
  • Acta Sanctorum
    Electronic transcript of a collection of Latin documents examining the lives of the saints, organized by each saint's feast day. Includes prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus, indices, and references to Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL).
  • Al Manhal Database
    Provides online, full-text access to an extensive collection of recently published books, journals and dissertations in Arabic & English from the Arab world. This includes peer-reviewed and copyright protected publications on Business & Economics, History, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Language & Literature and Social Sciences.
  • American Film Scripts Online
    The full text of film scripts, indexed and organized for searches by scene, director, producer, scriptwriter, actor, subject, historical event, and character (by name, race, sexual orientation, gender, and occupation).
  • Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
    Full-text collection of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents and polemical treatises written by more than 300 Protestant authors.
  • Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
    Full-text collection of 16th- and 17th-century Catholic papal and synodal decrees, catechisms and inquisitorial manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises and systems, liturgical writings, saints' lives and devotional works.
  • Digitalia
    Provides full-text access to thousands of books and periodicals from academic and high-quality Iberian and Latin American publishers. Many titles appear in GEORGE as well. Coverage includes essentially all topics, but focuses particularly on Iberian and Latin American history, culture, and literature. Most titles are in Spanish but there is a growing number of Portuguese, Catalan, and Galician titles.
  • Early American Imprints (Series I): Evans, 1639-1800  
      
    Based on the Evans American Bibliography, this collection contains the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in the United States or in the British American colonies from 1639 through 1800. It provides a foundation for research in early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, politics and nearly every aspect of life in early America.
  • Early American Imprints (Series II): Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
    Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the 19th century. In addition to books, pamphlets and broadsides, this collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state aand government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)  
      
    Reproduces books, pamphlets, and broadsides on a variety of topics, created from 1475 to 1700.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)  
      
    Digital reproductions of every page of significant English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas and elsewhere. Searches the full text of books, pamphlets, essays, and other non-periodical materials including the complete works of major 18th-century writers.
  • Georgetown University Press E-Books
    Full-text materials made available through a partnership between Digital Georgetown and the Georgetown University Press. Includes books about Georgetown and books about the history of Catholic and Jesuit higher education.
  • Humanities E-Book Project
    Fulltext collection of over 1,000 major, scholarly books covering the histories of America, Asia, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the world. The books are relatively recent. As of 2005, more than 50% are still in print and 80% still under copyright protection. About 250 books are added to the collection each year.
  • Library of Latin Texts
    Contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature through the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Includes the classical period, important patristic works, medieval literature, and the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Provides the complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Kempis. Search by author or title; results appear in the context of a sentence leading to the full text of the work.
  • Literature Online (LION)  
      
    Fully searchable library of more than 350,000 full-text works of English and American poetry, drama, and fiction with complementary criticism, reference resources, and websites. Includes over 800 clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work.
  • Making of the Modern World
    Collection of digital facsimile images of 61,000 works of literature on economics and business published from 1450 through 1914. Covers commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport.
  • National Academies Press Free E-Books
    The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. A free NAP account or submission of email address is required to download books for offline use.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Full text access to Oxford University Press books on literature, from Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian through Twentieth Century. Includes books on African American, Women's and American Colonial literature as well as Shakespeare, Film, Drama, and Poetry. Full text access also available to books on law.
  • Past Masters
    Provides scholarly complete editions of classics (or selections from classics) in philosophy, literature, political science and economics. Examples of authors include Aristotle, Machiavelli, Shelley, Mill, Hume, Nietzsche, Bronte and Adam Smith. In English translation and/or the original language.
  • Patrologia Latina
    A full-text electronic version of the Latin portion of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, published by 19-century ecclesiastical publisher Jacques-Paul Migne. Its 221 volumes cover the works of the Latin Fathers, from Tertullian in 200 A.D. to Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Patrologiae Graecae
    A full-text electronic version of the Greek portion of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, published by 19th-century ecclesiastical publisher Jacques-Paul Migne. Its 161 volumes cover the works of church leaders who wrote in Greek. Includes such authors as Origen, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa and Eusebius.

Other Collections

  • Business Expert Press Ebooks
    This growing collection contains 50 titles focusing on international business, mergers, finance, accounting, social networking, and many more interests.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
    Conference proceedings and working papers from participating institutes around the world. Includes the full text of books and book summaries, journal abstracts, links to websites and a calendar of conferences and seminars.
  • Dissertations & Theses  
      
    ProQuest database providing the electronic equivalent of Dissertation Abstracts International. Beginning with the first U.S. dissertation in 1861, represents the work of authors from North American and European universities on a full range of academic subjects. Indexes and provides access to Georgetown-authored theses and dissertations.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
      
    Provides online, full text access to Gale subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
  • IMF's eLlibrary
    eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools.
  • KA Kotobarabia Arabic e-Library
    Provides access to a wide range of Arabic-language content, ranging from contemporary novels to national heritage scientific treatises.
  • OECD iLibrary
    The online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Contains books, journals, newsletters, statistical periodicals, reference works, and interactive statistical data tables in over 25 database products published since 1998. Text can be searched by theme or country. Statistics can be searched by title and theme. Statistical databases allow users to build their own tables from the latest data, draw graphs and tables, and download to Excel or as .csv files.
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium
    Provides online, full-text access to over 100 subject dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, and reference books published by Oxford University Press. See the title list of books included in this database.
  • SpringerLink Computer Science collection
    Online access to Springer journals, books, and reference works in Computer Science
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