PRIMARY DATABASES: Ebooks and electronic texts


ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,300 books of high quality in the humanities.

Artemis Literary Sources NEW!    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Artemis is a research environment for accessing information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies provided by Gale, one of our database and resource providers.

Bible In English    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Now part of American & English Literature database.

Contemporary Authors    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Contemporary Authors is part of the more extensive Literature Resource Center (LRC). When you click on the above link for Contemporary Authors, you will be taken directly to the LRC, where you can perform author and other types of searches just as you do in Contemporary Authors. However, in the Literature Resource Center you will have the advantage of a greater range of resources. The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Full-text access to Contemporary Literary Criticism (selected fulltext criticism of numerous authors and works) and to the Dictionary of Literary Biography (biocritical essays on authors and their works, written by academic scholars) is also included. For more information on the LRC, refer to its separate entry in our database lists. Updated annually.

E-Book Center (OhioLINK)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The OhioLINK Electronic Book Center offers thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences and social sciences. These books are used via your regular Web browser. To find information in these e-books, you can search for all occurrences of a word or phrase in all the e-books; look for a specific book by author or title search for all occurrences of a word or phrase within one book ; search or browse among the books in a subject area . The E-Book Center contains electronic books purchased by Ohio academic libraries from ABC-CLIO, Oxford University Press, and Springer.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) - formerly NetLibrary    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is a library of electronic books (e-books) on many academic subjects. The collection includes thousands of titles purchased by OhioLINK, plus thousands of public-domain e-books. Users can preview an e-book online, peruse a page, read each page in depth, jump to specific chapters or pages, or use links in the Table of Content or Index to go directly to specific chapters of interest. Every word in every book is searchable. This collection operates on the library check-out model, where readers check out e-books for a specified amount of time.

Literature Resource Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Content is derived from over 400 reference sources; more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines; excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries; book reviews; multimedia; and selected websites. Among the reference sources are Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam-Websterís Encyclopedia of Literature.

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LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary. Users can find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to contemporary poems by African-American women, the inaugural speeches of George Washington through Barack Obama, short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to stories by up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld, or essays on such subjects as the arts, science and religion.

Oxford English Dictionary    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The online OED corresponds to the Second Edition (20 volumes in print). Updated quarterly.

Oxford Reference Online    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Full text of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works from Oxford University Press.

Scribner Writers Series NEW!    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Provides access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context. Articles are written by noted literary scholars.

Twaynes Authors Series NEW!    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres. This eBook resource features the content of nearly 900 books from six print series: U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, and updated editions of U.S. Authors, World Authors and English Authors.

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