Explore eBooks at UofLPosted: April 1, 2013
by Latisha Reynolds
Latisha Reynolds is the Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Librarian at Ekstrom Library.
The U of L Libraries provide access to eBooks in various formats, and on numerous topics for research or pleasure. These are books that can be downloaded electronically or digitally.
Most of the eBooks are available to U of L students, faculty, and staff but some are freely accessible to anyone. We have individual books that are found in the library catalogs, and collections of eBooks within databases as well. There are also popular fiction and non-fiction titles available on Kindles at both Ekstrom and Kornhauser libraries that can be checked out through the Kindle Loan Program.
Below are descriptions of a few featured eBook collections.
Electronic Thesis and Dissertations
“Since 2002 the University Libraries have been building a collection of digital copies of theses and dissertations authored here at the University of Louisville. This effort is in keeping with an international trend of institutions migrating to electronic theses and dissertations (known as ETDs) in order to provide free worldwide access to these titles and to enable graduate students to include digital media in their works. In 2009 the Libraries migrated the ETD collection to be part of the Libraries Digital Collections. This migration has allowed for full text searching and simultaneous searching of other electronic collections.” U of L Electronic Thesis and Dissertations: http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/etd/
Early English Books Online
“Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700….” Early English Books Online: http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home
Safari Technical Books Online
“Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 23,793 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users.” Safari Books Online: http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com/?mode=MyBookshelf
Oxford Art Online
“Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.” Oxford Art Online: http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/
Women and Social Movements in the United States
“Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 110 document projects and archives with almost 4,200 documents and 56,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, news from the archives, and teaching tools.” WASM/Alexander Street Press- http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/wam2/wam2.index.map.aspx
Health Sciences eBooks
We also have many health sciences related eBooks; check out the eBook Health Sciences guide at: http://louisville.libguides.com/content.php?pid=279208&sid=2703658.
For more information on accessing eBooks check out the eBooks at U of L Libraries guide: http://louisville.libguides.com/content.php?pid=279208&sid=2299786. The eBooks collection is still growing, so check back often to find new titles!