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Online Books

Many online books are also available through the library catalog.

Some resources will require you to supply your NTNET username and password.

E-Book Collections

  • ABC-CLIO Ebooks: History ebooks
  • Bartleby.com: Combines both contemporary and classic reference works into a comprehensive public reference library. Provides works of fiction from a wide range of classic authors. Publishes a diverse and intelligent nonfiction body of writings, including many works of political and social history.
  • Digital Book Index: Provides access to more than 72,000 titles records. It is the sole index that gathers both commercial and non-commercial eBooks, including the Library of American Civilization, from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - searchable database that compiles information about academic books available under Open Access licenses and provides links to access materials.
  • Documenting the American South: Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
  • Credo Reference: Covers the primary disciplines of Higher Education.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO): Access to thousands of e-books on a variety of academic subjects
  • Ebooks via FirstSearch (OCLC): Contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Over 295,000 books in the database.
  • E-print Network: Scientific or technical documents circulated electronically to facilitate peer exchange and scientific advancement for researchers in basic and applied sciences. Useful in comparing and validating research results with those of peers, keeping abreast of the activities of other investigators whose efforts are likely to impact their research, learning about researchers with whose work they may not be familiar, and identifying areas of common interest with other researchers.
  • eScholarship: The eScholarship Editions collection includes more than 1,400 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Over 400 of these books are publicly available.
  • Google Books: Search full-text scans of books and magazines stored in Google’s digital database of more than 10 million titles.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library: A partnership of academic & research institutions, offering millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
  • JSTOR: eBooks and journals on a variety of topics. Subject areas include the humanities, science and social science.
  • Library of Southern Literature: Documents the riches and diversity of the Southern experience as presented in 100 of its most important literary works.
  • Making of America: Primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Subject areas include education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • Open Library: Borrow and read freely available digitized books. Links to purchasing books and finding them in nearby libraries.
  • OverDrive: Check out fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks, mostly leisure reading. Downloadable or read in browser.
  • Posner Memorial Collection: Digitized books available for online reading, focusing on landmark titles of the history of western science.
  • Project Gutenberg: Online library of free eBooks, including a wide variety of classical titles and authors. Downloadable or read in browser.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central (ProQuest): access to full-text ebooks in a wide range of subject areas.
  • Scientific American: Online access to the Scientific American magazine that offers relevant discoveries and analysis in all areas of scientific research.
  • SIAM ebooks: The Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics ebooks.
  • SpringerLINK eBooks: Scientific eBooks and documents published by Springer. Downloadable PDFs by book or chapter.
  • Taylor & Francis Ebooks: eBooks in science, technology, engineering, medical, humanities and social science.
  • University of Pennsylvania Online Books: Access to online book collections, including Banned Books Online, a Celebration of Women Writers, Prize Winners Online, and much more.
  • Wiley Online Publications: ebooks from over 60 different subjects and research areas.