E-Books


Restricted Resource = Emmanuel Faculty, Staff & Students only  

Credo Reference Restricted Resource
Over 600 reference titles covering a variety of disciplines and including foreign language dictionaries. Includes a concept map, which provides related subjects and noted personalities to assist beginning research.

ebrary, Inc.™ Restricted Resource
A searchable online book collection of more than 100,000 titles. To create a personal bookshelf or to access off-campus, sign in using your Portal username and password. To create notes, highlight text or print several pages, sign in and click the grey button on the search results page to open the e-book in the ebrary Reader. You may also access the ebrary Reader by clicking on the book title and then on the ebrary Reader blue button. This feature now includes audio enhancement. Click for further instructions. Note: If you want to search using Boolean operators, the operators must be in all capital letters (AND, OR, NOT).

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection Restricted Resource
Duke University Press e-books in the humanities and social sciences published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

EBL Book Library Restricted Resource
This collection is a Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) pilot of more than 80,000 titles for short-term e-book loans. These titles are also accessible by searching the Online Catalog.

EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly Netlibrary) Restricted Resource
Accesses more than 3000 titles funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and includes two subject sets (Environment and Contemporary Issues) to which Emmanuel Library subscribes. Emmanuel's 65 subject set titles may also be accessed through our Online Catalog.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
Provides full-text of 770 public access titles from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction, with publication dates from 1982 to 2004. California Digital Library is one of the University of California libraries. The collection is fully searchable.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Restricted Resource
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research, including: fashion, film and filmmakers, pop culture, and multicultural issues. Includes the six-volume Beacham’s Guide to the Endangered Species of North America.

Grove Art Online (now Oxford Art Online) Restricted Resource
Searchable online version of the 34-volume Grove Dictionary of Art covering the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990s. Also includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Handbooks Online - Religious Studies Restricted Resource
Forty-two titles covering various topics, such as: the environment, sociology, ethics, emotion, feminism and globalization in relation to different world religions.

Salem Press Online Restricted Resource
Online access to the following Salem Press Titles in the Library's Reference collection: The Decades series (1920's - 2000's), Careers in Chemistry, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Events. 


Gutenberg-e
A program of the American Historical Society and Columbia University Press presenting a small collection of open-access scholarly titles.

Project Gutenberg
Full text of many works in the public domain. In both plain text and .zip formats.



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