Major Research Tools

Books at JSTOR


Collection of ebooks from a variety of academic publishers. To retrieve only books and book chapters, limit your search by item type “Books.”

Ebook Central


Extensive collection of academic electronic books spanning a variety of disciplines. To read Ebook Central books offline, see instructions for downloading to a laptop/desktop.

EBSCOhost Ebook Collection


Collection of academic electronic books from a variety of publishers.

OverDrive's Libby


Small collection of ebooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded and read on the OverDrive app (Libby), a Kindle, or any device that reads the EPUB format. These books tend to be more general interest, less academic in nature than ebooks in our other collections.

Oxford eBooks

Coverage: 1963-present

Electronic access to books published by Oxford University Press since 1963, excluding most Oxford Handbooks, Companions, Bibliographies, or Very Short Introductions.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Hathi Trust Digital Library

Full-Text, Index

Digital repository of books and other materials from research libraries across the country. Full text of works in the public domain can be searched and viewed. The full text of works still in copyright can be searched but not be viewed. Students, faculty, staff, and alums can take advantage of enhanced features such as full-PDF downloading by logging in with their NetID.

Open Library

Provides access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, courtesy of the Internet Archive. You can read the books page-by-page in a browser or download them to your device. Here is a brief tutorial on how to use the Open Library.

Sage Knowledge Ebooks


Collection of ebooks from Sage publishers, which has a strong collection in the social sciences and research methods. Includes handbooks, encyclopedias and textbooks as well as scholarly monographs.

Specialized Collections

Art & Architecture ePortal

Full-Text, Visual Resource

Curated collection of scholarly art and architecture eBooks that can be browsed, or searched by topic or by image. Particular strength is finding scholarship based on a particular work of art or artist.

Early American Imprints


Includes Series I ("Evans"), nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800, and Series II ("Shaw-Shoemaker"), American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. Also includes supplements to the collection from the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Early English Books Online


Collection of texts printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. Includes literary texts, sermons, legal documents, scientific treatises, and many other types of works.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online I and II


Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.



Bibliothèque nationale de France digital library of texts and images from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Although the emphasis is on Francophone culture, classic works from other countries are also available, in their original language or in translation. Choose the Recherche avancée (advanced search) button to search the collection by title, author, subject or keyword, or browse by books, manuscripts, images, or maps.


Full-Text, Reference

Database providing technical data and information from hundreds of engineering reference sources, including handbooks, material and chemical property data, and interactive elements such as graphs, equations, and tables. 10 subject areas covered: Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering & Construction Materials; Engineering Management & Leadership; Environment & Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering & Project Administration; Industrial Engineering & Operations; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Oil & Gas Engineering; Process Design, Control, and Automation; Sustainable Energy & Development; Transportation Engineering.

Open Textbook Library

Full-Text, Gateway

Searchable online library of freely available college-level textbooks in a variety of disciplines.