Michael Schwartz Library

Virtual Reference Desk: eBooks

  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (includes Project Gutenberg and Internet Archives, etc.)
  • Cleveland Memory e-Book collection
  • Dissertations & Theses @ Cleveland State University (CSU full text doctoral dissertations in PDF format, 1997-present)
  • ebrary - (thousands of full text books)
  • ebrary Searchable Information Center on Cyber Bullying
  • EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary)
  • EServer Books Collection (fiction, nonfiction and poetry)
  • Google Book Search
  • GPO Access (provides free public access to full-text, official Federal information, Federal information finding aids, and Federal products for sale.)
  • The Great Books and Classics of Western Civilization (the seminal works of literature that have influenced Western culture)
  • Gutenberg-E (e-books from the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press)
  • HathiTrust Digital Library - As a digital repository for the nation's great research libraries, the library brings together the massive digitized collections of partner institutions. The initial focus has been on preserving and providing access to digitized book and journal content from the partner library collections.
  • The Internet Archive: Text Archive
  • LearningExpress Library (Need a valid CSU ID to use.)
  • Library of American Civilization Titles (list of documents in this series that are available in full text)
  • Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections (Access via ebrary to some of the specialized materials available in the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University)
  • National Academies Press (More than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs available to download for free. The National Academies include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.)
  • netLibrary - became EBSCO eBook Collection (7/22/11)
  • Ohio Digital Bookshelf (online textbooks.)
  • OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (thousands of scholarly and reference e-books in the humanities, sciences and social sciences)
  • OhioLINK ETD Center (full text theses & dissertations from Ohio universities; CSU Dec. 2007-present)
  • The Online Books Page (a directory of books that can be freely read on the Internet)
  • Perseus Digital Library (Tufts University)
  • Project Gutenberg Index (broad range of older books and collections)
  • Safari Tech Books Online (broad range of technical books from leading publishers including O'Reilly; free to CSU and OhioLINK affiliates)
  • Springerlink - Access to selected English language, 2005-2007 imprints.
  • Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) (NBER researchers initially report their findings in working papers.)

TIP: Use the Scholar catalog to find eBooks by doing an "Advanced Search. " Type in your search terms, then choose "EBOOK" from the "Material type" drop-down menu.