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EBL Book Library
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.
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Resource Type: E-Book Collection
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
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.
Resource Type: E-Book Collection
Duke University Press e-books in the humanities and social sciences published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
A collection of leisure reading bestsellers, fiction and non-fiction e-books and audio books provided by the Massachusetts Library System.
Handbooks and Encyclopedias
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.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provides access to over 2,700 articles that have been edited for level and consistency by a team of subject experts. Regularly updated with new and revised articles it serves as an entry point for further discovery and research. Also a reference source for research in subjects related to philosophy, such as politics, psychology, economics, anthropology, religion and literature.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
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.
Oxford Handbooks Online - Religious Studies
Forty-five titles covering various topics, such as: the environment, sociology, ethics, emotion, feminism and globalization in relation to different world religions.
Grove Art Online (now Oxford Art Online)
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.
Salem Press Online
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.
Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
A cross-disciplinary reference work for all analytical chemists in academia and industry. All fields of chemical research are covered: analytical, organic, physical, polymer, inorganic biomedical, environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial, petroleum, forensics, and food science
Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry
Resource Type: E-book through Wiley Online.
Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
From basic inorganic chemistry principles to the latest thinking and developments in materials, energy, bioscience, nanoscience and catalysis, the Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
is an essential online resource for researchers and students working in all areas of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry.