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Connect to collections of electronic books, literary works, and other texts either purchased for WSU faculty, staff, and students or freely available to all users through the Internet.

A collection of over 6000 e-books shared with libraries in Kansas and surrounding states. Covers all subject areas including business, education, Kansas history, and health sciences. Made available to WSU users through a cooperative effort of the Kansas Library Network Board and the Regents Universities; the WSU Libraries' participation is supported through a generous gift from the Kansas Gas Service (KGS).

Audio books, Music, and More!
A collection of thousands of digital audio books, digital e-books, digital music, and digital videos shared with libraries throughout Kansas.  Browse and search both fiction and non-fiction titles in several genres.  Using the Overdrive software, which is free, download to your computer, transfer to a portable device, or burn onto a CD.  The loan period is 14 days for music and books and 7 days for videos with a maximum of 10 items being checked out at one time.  Holds can be placed on items that are currently checked out.  This is open to Kansas residents only and you must have a myWSUid or a Kansas State Library Card.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
Over 500 scholarly e-books in history. Project of the American Council of Learned Society.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of public domain books and documents in American and English literature and western philosophy. Browsable by author, title, and date.

American Memory
A multimedia collection from the National Digital Library of unique, primary source materials (including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps) in U.S. history and culture. Created by the Library of Congress.

A collection of about 100 reference books, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Featuring such works as Gray's Anatomy, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style.

Electronic Text Center Collection
A collection of approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, museum objects, etc.). Developed by University of Virginia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of over 300 eBook reference titles from Gale and its imprints. 24/7 remote access. Flexibility to buy one eBook or multiple eBooks.

Humanities Text Initiative
A collection of literary, historical, and religious texts developed by the University of Michigan. Includes projects such as the American Verse project and the Making of America.

Over 500 full-text reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings in science and engineering. Interactive tables and graphs. Only provider of aggregated engineering and applied science data that can be accessed using proprietary tabular analysis tools.

Library of American Civilization Titles
A collection of online titles freely available on the Internet from the Library of American Civilization microfiche collection held by Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT. Derived from online titles maintained by the University of Pennsylvania at their Online Books Page (see below).

Online Books Page
A directory of links to over 16,000 of books available on the Internet. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library. Browsable by author, title, and subject.

Online Texts Collection - Internet Public Library
A collection of 20,000 freely available texts. Browsable by author, title, and Dewey Decimal Classification. 

Perseus Digital Library
Includes collections of Greek and Roman texts as well as primary and secondary sources in early modern English literature.

Project Gutenberg
A collection of approximately 2,500 classics including Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, Lewis Carroll. Browsable by author or title. Texts are downloaded from FTP sites.

Salem History
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. This includes:  Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century, Great Lives from History, and Historical Encyclopedia of American Business.

Salem Literature
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets, including the Critical Survey of Long Fiction.

E-Book Websites for Review as Possible Acquisitions


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