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E-Book Collections provide access to online,
electronic books. The Libraries have subscribed
to the collections in this section for your use.
Click on a collection or title below to
browse or search these collections.
You will encounter links to many of these items
when searching
PILOT, the Libraries' online catalog.

Includes access to new research, historical works, and primers from leading authorities in the field of Chemistry. Coverage ranges from nanoscience and natural product chemistry to separation methods, surfactant science, and green and sustainable chemistry.  (Description Per CHEMLIBnetBASE Web Site - September, 2013)

CHEMnetBASE(Chemical Databases Online)
Collection of major chemical reference works, including Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Drugs, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Marine Natural Products, Dictionary of Food Compounds, Dictionary of Carbohydrates, Polymers:  A Property Database, and Properties of Organic Compounds.  (Description Per CHEMnetBASE Web Site - September, 2013)

Credo Reference
Full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from major publishers of reference materials.  Provides access to 3,429,162 full-text entries in 631 reference books. (Description Per Credo Reference Web Site - September, 2013)

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)
Provides access to over 100,000 books in full-text electronic format. This database is provided in part on a state-wide basis by the State Library of Pennsylvania and its ACCESS PA program. This database can be searched simultaneously with other databases as part of EBSCO. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

eBrary EBooks 
Provides access to a multidisciplinary collection of hundreds of e-books.  Links to included titles are also available via the Library's online catalog. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science 
Covers a spectrum of information disciplines including archival science, bibliography, document and genre theory, informatics, information systems, knowledge management, library & information science, museum studies, records management and social studies of information. (Description Per Taylor & Francis Encyclopedias Web Site - September, 2013)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. (Description Per EBSCOhost Web Site - September, 2013) 

Gale Directory Library
Several key reference sources including Market Share Reporter, Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Business Information Resources, Gale Directory of Databases, and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans in searchable format.  (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science, and Social Science. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Market Share Reporter 2014 Edition 
Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources. (Description Per Gale Web Site - September, 2013)

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 1 to the present. Also produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). This database can be searched simultaneously with other databases as part of EBSCO. (Description Per EBSCOhost Web Site - September, 2013)

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
Electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles, each Oxford DRS title can be accessed as a stand-alone resource with its own URL, and each site offers a range of search and browse options. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.  As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations.  (Description Per OED Web Site - September, 2013)

Tests in Print  This database has been combined with Mental Measurements YearBook. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and public Companies
Profiles over 100, 000 U.S. companies, 90 percent of which are private. Intended for librarians, executives, students, analysts, marketers, and other professionals who require current company and industry profiles. (Description Per Gale Web Site - September, 2013)

The links in this section point to
Internet sites offering freely available E-Books.

Alex:  A Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of classic public domain documents from American Literature, English Literature and Western Philosophy. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Digital Book Index
A meta-index for most major e-book sites along with thousands of smaller specialized sites.  Many e-books are available free, while many others are available at a modest cost. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Electronic Texts on the Internet
Provides links to many free online e-book sites. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

International Children's Digital Library
A digital library of children's books from around the world. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Internet Archive Million Book Project
An early collection of books from the scanning centers of the University Library Project (sometimes called the Million Books Project). (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

National Academies Press
NAP publishes reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.  Over 200 books are published per year on topics in science, engineering and health.  Hundreds of these books can be downloaded for free while others are available for purchase. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania Online Books)
Lists books freely available on the Web. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Project Gutenberg
The first and largest single collection of free e-books. (Last reviewed - September, 2013)

Last Updated: September, 2013
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