ebooks at Emmanuel

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eBook Collections

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A searchable online book collection of more than 127,000 titles in all subject areas. To create a personal bookshelf or to access off-campus, sign in using your Emmanuel username and password.

A collection of over 124,000 academic ebook titles in all subject areas.  Access provided by the Massachusetts Library System.

New at the LibraryBooks at JSTOR
Books at JSTOR offers more than 15,000 DRM-free, unlimited-user ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals on the JSTOR platform.

An eBook collection of leisure titles. Includes bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction, and audio books provided by the Massachusetts Library System and their Commonwealth eBook Collections.

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
Duke University Press e-books in the humanities and social sciences published in 2011, 2012 and 2013. From the search result page, limit to "Content I have access to" for content available through Emmanuel.

Credo Reference
Over 700 reference books 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.

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-eight 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. 

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.
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Things to Remember
  • Access e-Books through the Library's website.
  • Not all books are available in e-Book format.

  • All e-Books are available to view online using a web browser.
  • Some e-book platforms require you to log in, please use your Portal ID and password.

  • Each e-Book platform has different rules for downloading, copying, and printing content.
  • Support for different e-readers and tablets varies.  Generally iOS and Android devices are well-supported.
  • Printable PDF chart pdf of e-books at Emmanuel
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  • Scholarly e-Books covering all subjects
  • 14 day downloads
  • *NEW download single chapters
  • Most books allow simultaneous users
  • Read on desktop or laptop (Win and Mac)
  • Read on iOS or Android tablets
  • Supports ePUB and PDF documents
  • In-text searching
  • Personalized bookshelf
  • Bookmark and note taking support
  • Refworks citation support
  • Embed links in ECLearn course pages

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Books at JSTOR
  • Familiar JSTOR platform, cross-searching full text of books and journals
  • E-Books covering all subject areas from scholarly publishers (See list of participating publishers)
  • Simultaneous, online access for an unlimited number of users
  • Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
  • Unlimited printing and copy/paste
  • Read on desktop or laptop (Win and Mac)
  • Read on iOS or Android tablets
  • Book chapters can be viewed online in a Flash-based viewer or downloaded as PDF files
  • In-text searching
  • Refworks citation support
  • Durable title and chapter URL’s for ECLearn linking
For more information on Books at JSTOR click here
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  • Leisure reading collection of bestsellers, fiction, and non-fiction e-books and audio books
  • New books added every three months
  • One user at a time for most titles.
  • 14 day loan period, limit of 3 items checked out at a time
  • Place holds for up to 5 items checked out by other patrons
  • You can return a title early, or the title will automatically return at the end of the lending period
Compatible with:
  • All iOS devices running iOS 7 or later (click here to download the app)
  • All Android devices running Android 4.2 or later (click here to download the app)
  • 3rd generation and later Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices (NOTE: Axis 360 cannot be downloaded directly from Amazon at this point and must be side-loaded on your Kindle Fire; click here for instructions)
Visit the complete Axis 360 help site for further details.

EBL -Ebook Library logo a ProQuest business
  • Multidisciplinary, academic and professional e-Book collection
  • Coverage includes 2011 to present.
  • 1 day download period
  • Allows simultaneous users
  • Read on desktop or laptop (Win and Mac)
  • Read on iOS or Android tablets
  • Supports ePUB and PDF documents.
  • In-text searching
  • Personalized bookshelf
  • Bookmark and note taking support
  • Read aloud feature for all titles
  • Embed links in ECLearn course pages
  • Refworks citation support

For more information on EBL click here
click here to access the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection
  • Duke University Press e-books in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Includes all Duke titles published in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • No download limits
  • Allows simultaneous users
  • Read on desktop or laptop (Win and Mac)
  • Read on iOS or Android tablets
  • Supports PDF documents only
  • In-text searching
  • Download PDF's of chapters or an entire book
  • Limited Refworks functionality.  Manually add missing citation information after importing into Refworks. (Supports Refworks tagged format only). 

For more information on e-Duke click here