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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection | Full Text
A collection of electronic books from ABC-CLIO.
ACLS Humanities E-Book | Full Text
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the ACLS in collaboration with ten learned societies, nearly 80 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully-searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
African American Music Reference
[ See Music Online: African American Music Reference ]

Almanac of American Politics | Full Text
This Web edition includes detailed Congressional voting records, hard-to-find census data, current state district maps, up-to-date information on special election results, committee changes, election forecasts, primary results, and election previews.
American Civil War Research Database | Full Text
The definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Originally created by Historical Data Systems, Inc., the database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries | Full Text
This resource knits together more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war.
The Arabidopsis Book | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
A compilation of over 100 invited chapters, each reviewing in detail an important and interesting aspect of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, with reference to what is known in other plants and in other kingdoms.
Asian American Drama | Full Text
This edition of Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the play.
Bartleby.com | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.
Birds of North America | Full Text
A comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds. This resource will provide access to image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account will contain recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from the extensive collection in Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.
Black Drama | Full Text
This edition of Black Drama contains approximately 1200 plays by 200 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Black Drama - Second Edition | Full Text
The second edition of Black Drama contains approximately 1,462 plays by 233 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora | Mid-1900s - present | Full Text
Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora is a comprehensive collection of stories from Africa and the African Diaspora, offering short stories and folktales, ranging thematically from oral traditions that date back many hundreds of years to contemporary tales of modern life. In addition to these works, the database includes complete runs of selected literary magazines, such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon. It features over 11,707 short stories and more than 82,061 pages.
Black Thought and Culture | Colonial Times-1975 | Full Text
This resource provides access to the published works of numerous historically important black leaders and features unique, fugitive, and never-before-published materials. Subjects include segregation, poverty, education, religion, civil rights, and more.
Black Women Writers | Full Text
Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women's struggles through time.
Blackwell Reference Online: Business & Economics | Full Text
Provides access to Business, Management and Economics reference books.
Books@Ovid | Full Text
This resource includes full text, references, updates, and graphics from some of the most respected sources in medicine, nursing, and pharmacology.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries | Full Text
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Educational and Business Directories | Full Text
Cabell's Directory helps authors determine which journal will most likely accept their manuscript by comparing the characteristics of the manuscript and the needs of each journal. The Educational Directories and the Business Directories are included.
Cambridge Books Online - Psychology Collection | Full Text
A collection of over 300 psychology e-books published by Cambridge University Press.
Caribbean Literature | 19th-20th Centuries | Full Text
A searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles selected are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Future releases will also feature journals, reference works, and interviews with key writers.
Classical Music Reference Library​​
[ See Music Online: Classical Music Reference Library​​ ]

Classical Scores Library, Volume I
[ See Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume I ]

Classics Archive | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Works of classical literature.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works | Full Text
A searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics | Full Text
[ Due to budget constraints, this database is no longer available ]

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Bookshelf
[ Open Access ]
The DPLA Bookshelf is a new graphical way to search, browse and view over a million digital books. Search results display as a stack of titles, with dates, to select then click to view. DPLA, through its partnerships and other collaborations with hundreds of libraries, archives, museums, and knowledge institutions across the United States and abroad seeks to increase open-source access to shared cultural and historical heritage.
Digitalia Hispánica | Full Text
ENGLISH: Digitalia Hispánica offers a new way to discover and enjoy online books written in Spanish. This collection is primarily composed of publishers and authors from Spain and the Latin American countries. Subject areas range from literature, art, and history, to science and technology. The collection is especially strong in the humanities and social sciences, religion, and philosophy.

ESPAÑOL: Digitalia Hispánica ofrece una nueva forma de descubrir y disfrutar de los libros electrónicos en línea escritos en español. Esta colección es principalmente compuesto de editores y autores de España y los países latinoamericanos. Los temas abarcan desde la literatura, el arte y la historia, hasta la ciencia y la tecnología. La colección es especialmente fuerte en humanidades y ciencias sociales, religión y filosofía.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.
E-readers | Full Text
Click on the drop down arrow next to Your library. If you don't see what you are looking for, you may request any title under $25.00 from the NookStore or KindleStore to be loaded in advance from the E-readers Request Form
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 | Full Text
Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans, this is the definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 | Full Text
Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
Early Encounters in North America | Full Text
Contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) | Full Text
From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 130,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) | Full Text
This is a text version of EEBO with multiple search capabilities.
ebooks on EBSCOhost | Full Text
Well over 60,000 E-Books covering a full range of subjects.
ebrary
[ See ProQuest Ebook Central ]

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) | 1701-1800 | Full Text
[ To search Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online simultaneously, see the Artemis Primary Sources database. ]
Online access to the digital images of books published between 1701 and 1800. This collection includes ancient and contemporary history, accounts of voyages and discoveries, historical biographies and memoirs, genealogical collections, gazetteers, works on church antiquities and tourist guides of Britain. Topics include chronologies, recreation (travel, sports, parlor games), military history, maps, local history, and topography.
Encyclopaedia Britannica | Full Text
[ Due to budget constrains, Encyclopaedia Britannica has been downgraded to the free version ]
A general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
Florida Building Codes | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
This site provides access to the Florida Building Code.
Frontiers | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
A collection of selected Frontiers science publications. Frontiers is a community-oriented open-access academic publisher and research network.
Gale Directory Library | Full Text
An online collection of premier directories, expanding your power to search for directory entries in a variety of ways, as well as giving you quick and easy digital ways to view and store the data you find. You can search a single eDirectory or across an entire collection of eDirectories.
Gale Virtual Reference Library | Full Text
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
The Gilded Age | Full Text
The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history.
Government Documents, New Electronic Titles | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Links to new electronic titles available from the Government Printing Office (GPO).
Grove Art Online
[ See Oxford Art Online. ]

Grove Music Online
[ See Oxford Music Online. ]

Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
This handbook has been designed to provide scientific investigators with a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems.
HathiTrust | Full Text
[ Open Access. FAU users may log in with FAUNet ID to download ebooks ]
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of books digitized from libraries around the world. FAU is a partner institution.
The Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
The Guide to Jewish Life on Campus offers information on hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.
Historical Statistics of the United States | Full Text
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. This resource provides access to data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade .
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines
The Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines website makes it possible for you to discover the lively news stories, illustrations, cartoons, editorials, biographies, literature, and even advertisements that shaped and reflected public opinion in this era.
Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera
Provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America.
International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
This classic and well-known reference was originally published from 1926 - 1930 for the National Research Council in 7 volumes. It contains an enormous amount of critical data on inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances.
International Historical Statistics | 1750-2010 | Full Text
International Historical Statistics is collection of statistical data from around the world. It covers a wide range of socio-economic topics and provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.
Knovel Critical Tables | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Includes tables covering Heat Capacity and Thermal Conductivity, Reaction Thermodynamics and Equilibrium Constants, Density and Compressibility, Vaporization and Vapor Pressure, Thermal Expansion, Transport and Flow, and Electrical Properties data.
Latin American Women Writers | Colonial period-present | Full Text
A collection of prose, poetry, memoirs, essays, plays, and other materials by Latin American women writers.
Latino Literature | Full Text
Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Some items included have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays.
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries | Full Text
This collection from the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society brings together 100,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print | Volume 1-present | Some Full Text
[ Access is limited to four (4) simultaneous users. ]
Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Tests in Print (TIP), a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English, is now included.
MIT Cognet | Some Full Text
The MIT CogNet Library is a growing collection of searchable electronic texts for cognitive and brain sciences.
Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering & Computer Science | Full Text
SYNTHESIS is an information service for engineering and computer science. The basic component of the collection is the Lecture, an electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, and is authored by a prominent contributor to the field.
Music Online: African American Music Reference | Full Text
Music Online: African American Music Reference brings together text, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
Music Online: Classical Music Reference Library​​ | Full Text
Music Online: Classical Music Reference Library​​ brings together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music, which are available for the first time in electronic form.
Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume I | Full Text
Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume I contains over 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the access to more than 24,000 scores, searchable across various composers, genres, and time periods.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Archives 1-4) | 19th century | Full Text
[ To search Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online simultaneously, see the Artemis Primary Sources database. ]
An international primary source collection of 19th century materials, such as monographs, personal diaries, manuscripts, photographs, and maps. Archives include: British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and CORVEY Collection of European Literature (1790-1840).
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories | Full Text
Includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, the series provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants.
North American Indian Thought and Culture | Full Text
Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.
North American Theatre Online | Full Text
A comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies.
North American Women's Drama | Full Text
Contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the play.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries | Full Text
Includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
OAPEN Library | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
On the Fabric of the Human Body | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica.
Online Books Page | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
Oxford Art Online | Full Text
[ Access is limited to three (3) simultaneous users. ]
This resource includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Oxford Music Online | Full Text
This resource includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online | Full Text
[ FAU Libraries does not subscribe to all titles offered through this site. ]
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is a cross-searchable collection of major works in humanities. Collections available to FAU include Renaissance Drama, Renaissance Poetry, Renaissance Prose, and Renaissance Shakespeare.
Oxford Scholarship Online | Full Text
[ FAU Libraries does not subscribe to all titles offered through this site. ]
Oxford Scholarship Online includes academic works published by Oxford and other scholarly presses. Subject areas include humanities, social sciences and sciences. Access is only available to FAU purchased content.
Past Masters | 1989-present | Full Text
Past Masters is a collection of primary-source full-text humanities databases. This resource includes the following: Aquinas: Collected Works; Aristotle: Complete Works; Augustine: Opera Omnia; Augustine: Works (2nd Release); Boyle: Works; Collingwood: Philosophical Texts (2nd Release); Continental Rationalists: Descartes-Spinoza-Leibniz; Darwin: Works; Descartes: Oeuvres Completes; Dewey: Collected Works; Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights; Hume: Complete Works and Correspondence; Latin Background: 1100-1550; Peirce: Collected Papers; Peirce: Published Works I; and Santayana: Works.
Political Risk Yearbook Online
[ To access to this resource, choose "Country Reports" in Business Source Premier and select "prs group, inc." under "Publisher" tab. ]

Project Gutenberg | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or e-books.
Project Muse Book Collection | Full Text
Includes humanities and social sciences books published by non-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses and societies. The books are cross-searchable with Project Muse scholarly journals.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Collection of electronic books purchased by the FAU Libraries.
R2Library | Full Text
R2Library is a web-based application that aggregates health sciences book content from leading publishers in a single platform. This resource provides access to the 73 titles in the "Nursing Library."
SAGE Knowledge | Full Text
A selection of SAGE's authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias within the social sciences, psychology and education.
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 | Full Text
Brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
Smithsonian Physical Tables | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
This classic reference source comprises 901 tables of general interest to scientists and engineers, and of particular interest to those involved with physics in its larger sense.
Social Theory | Full Text
Social Theory offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. This final release features more than 150,000 pages of content by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy E. Smith , and Talcott Parsons.
SpringerLink | Full Text
Provides access to scholarly journals in business, law, medicine, humanities, science, and social science disciplines. Also, includes some e-books published by Springer.
SREB Factbook on Higher Education | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
One of the nation's most comprehensive collections of data on higher education.
Tests in Print
[ See Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print. ]
Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP is now combined with Mental Measurements Yearbook.
Thieme E-Book Library | Full Text
The Thieme E-Book Library is an acclaimed online collection of lavishly illustrated full-color downloadable textbooks from Thieme’s renowned Color Atlases and Flexibook series.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family | Full Text
Brings together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.
Twentieth Century North American Drama | Full Text
Contains 1,530 plays by 223 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. More than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.
Universal Digital Library | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
Free-to-read, searchable collection of digitized books.
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia | Full Text
The definitive scientific resource with topics ranging across all scientific disciplines.
Women and Social Movements in the United States Scholar's Edition | 1600-2000 | Full Text
The resource, which examines perspectives on women's social movements from Colonial times to the present, brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities. This edition includes the Women's Commission Reports.
Wright American Fiction | 1851-1875 | Full Text
[ Open Access ]
A collection of 19th century American fiction with access to more than 2,800 full-text books.

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