San Jose State University eBooks

ABC-CLIO eBook collection

Subjects:  General interest reference books including popular culture, multicultural studies, and the American immigrant experience.

Format:  HTML

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ACLS Humanities Ebook Project ACLS Humanities Ebook Project

Subjects:  A collection of  scholarly humanities titles

Format:  Page Images of print books (OCR scanned)

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APA Logo American Psychiatric Publishing

Subjects:  Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, handbooks, study guides

Format:  HTML and pdf

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APA PsycNET

Subjects:  American Psychological Association (APA) handbooks.

Format:  pdf and HTML

Compatible with:  Standard web browsers; link for mobile version at website

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Blackwell Reference Online Blackwell Reference Online

Subjects:  Humanities, social sciences, business and management reference works.

Format:  HTML

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Bloomsbury Open 2013 Bloomsbury Open 2013 (Open Access)

Subjects:  24 books covering politics and development studies.

Format:  HTML, pdf, page image

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Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Open 2014 (Open Access)

Subjects:  interdisciplinary titles, including politics and development studies.

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Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Open 2015 (Open Access)

Subjects:  Politics, international development and sociology.

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Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Open Archive 2008-2012 (Open Access)

Subjects:  interdisciplinary collection, with a strong emphasis on politics, sociology, development studies and new medi.

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Cambridge Books Online Cambridge Books Online

Subjects:  Science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.

Format: pdf and HTML

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CHEMnetBASE

Online versions of major chemical reference works
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The Combined Chemical Dictionary; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics; Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds; Dictionary of Natural Products; Dictionary of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Drugs; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds; Dictionary of Marine Natural Products, Dictionary of Food Compounds, Dictionary of Carbohydrates.

Format:  HTML

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CRCnetBASE CRCnetBASE

Subjects:  Engineering handbooks published by CRC Press.

Format: Each chapter of these ebooks is presented as a separate, downloadable PDF.

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Digital Textbooks Digital Textbooks (Open Access)

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The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) provides educators with a repository of supplemental electronic learning resources such as free digital textbooks that are aligned with the State Board of Education academic content standards.

Format:  Most resources are available as downloadable pdfs.

Compatible with:  Standard web browsers and mobile devices.

Directory of Open Access Books

SubjectsBrowse subject areas and available peer reviewed, academic books.

Format:  pdf

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EBL Ebook Library EBL Ebook Library

Note:  These ebooks are only available to SJSU students, faculty and staff. SJSU users must authenticate while on campus, too.  

Subjects:  Covers many subject areas from academic publishers.

Requires: Adobe Reader to view, print and copy content and Adobe Digital Editions to download books.  Some ebooks may be restricted and not available to download.

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ebrary Academic Complete ebrary Academic Complete

Titles from a range of academic, scientific, technical, medical and professional publishers.

The Quick Start Guide is a good source for getting started.  The training videos are helpful (how to download for instance) as

Requires: The ebrary Plug-in Reader runs within your web browser as a browser plug-in that you install. Javascript, cookies and pop up windows must be enabled. Adobe Digital Editions is required to download ebooks.  BlueFire Reader is used for mobile devices.

Compatible with: Nook, Kindle, Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlueFire Reader

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Ebsco logo EBSCO eBooks

Provides the full-text of thousands of recently published ebooks and audiobooks from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain.

Requires Adobe Digital Editions to download and read items offline. You will also need to create an Ebsco account to download an ebook. Compatible with: Android, Blackberry, Kindle, Nook, Sony Readers, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Bluefire Reader app.

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Emerald ebook series Emerald ebook series

The collections focus on the social sciences, business, management and economics. Browse the Social Sciences titles list and the Business titles list or see individual series titles from this collection in the library catalog. The titles are available in pdf and html formats and a green checkmark indicates access.

Compatible with: Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Bluefire Reader app.

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FORENSICnetBASE

Features works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners in homicide investigation, expert witnessing, forensic pathology and more.

Format: Each chapter of these ebooks is presented as a separate, downloadable PDF

 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Offers an online collection of reference materials including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Getty Logo Getty Publications Virtual Library (Open Access)

Getty Publications produces titles that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. This wide variety of free books covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Publications include illustrated works on artists and art history, exhibition catalogues, works on cultural history, research on the conservation of materials and archaeological sites, scholarly monographs, critical editions of translated works, comprehensive studies of the Getty's collections, and educational books on art to interest children of all ages.

Format: Books are available to download in PDF.  No DRM required since these are free/open access titles available for personal use.

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IGI Global logo IGI Global

IGI Global is an international publishing company specializing in scholarly research publications and databases covering all aspects of information science technology utilization and management. The library subscribes to the following collections: Gaming Technologies, Library Information Science, Online Social Behavior, and Privacy & Protection in the Digital Age.

DRM not required (digital rights managment software) to download pdfs. Content also available in html format.

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JSTOR Logo JSTOR Books

A selection of titles from scholarly publishers in the following collections:  Business and Economics,  Education, Film Studies, History, Language and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science and Technology, Sociology, Sustainability. DRM-free, unlimited concurrent use and unlimited chapter downloads and printing.

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Met Logo Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications (Open Access)

MetPublications is a portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications that include the collections of The Metropolitan Museum Libraries and Metropolitan Museum Archives. All known publications from 1869-1949, along with a selection of later titles, are part of this collection. Additionally, thanks to the Museum's Digital Media and Editorial Departments, all 400+ full-text titles from the MetPublications project (including Watson Library Digital Collections) from 1964 to the present are available.

Format: Books are available to download in PDF.  No DRM required since these are free/open access titles available for personal use.

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MyiLibrary logo MyiLibrary

Social Sciences eBooks for research and reference.

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To download an e-Reader on your PC or Mac you will need to install Adobe® Digital Editions. From Digital Editions you can export to a multitude of supported devices.

To download to an iPad or iPhone, we recommend the Bluefire e-reader app. You can download directly to your device.

Natl Acad Press Logo National Academies Press (Open Access)

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes over 4,000 books and reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States.

Format: Read books online in your browser. Free registration is required to download in PDF format. You can download a book as a single pdf, or by each chapter.

OpenStax OpenStax Textbooks (Open Access)

Freely available peer reviewed college textbooks.  OpenStax is an initiative from Rice University. 

Format: HTML or pdf format.

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Oxford Reference Oxford Reference

Offers dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It also has a range of key titles from the acclaimed Oxford Companion Series, plus the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

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Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online offers access to scholarly works from key disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law.

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Palgrave Connect Palgrave Connect

Subject collections from Palgrave Macmillan, a global academic publisher, include Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Media & Culture Collection, Political & International Studies, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theatre & Performance. 

A green colored open lock icon indicates access/subscribed.

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Safari Tech Books Safari Tech Books

Offers books on information technology. After 15 minutes of inactivity, you will be timed out and your session will end.

Format: Safari has decided to go with the ePub book standard and that means more of the books in this collection will be in web-native, highly accessible, and mobile-friendly HTML . Currently most of the titles are in pdf format. Individual pages may be printed. Safari also has a "Print Fidelity mode" -- This means that the book is presented in the exact page format found in the hard copy version.

 

Mobile website is accessible on any device.

Compatible with: Adobe Digital Editions; Kindle (using Safari optimized mobile site); Sony Digital readers; iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

 

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Sage Knowledge Sage Knowledge

Encyclopedias for a variety of subject areas.

 

Format: The front and back matter of an encyclopedia is a pdf but the content of each encyclopedia is plain text that is displayed in your browser. Printing permitted.

 

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Salem Literature

Critical Insights series provides classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Edited and written by some of academe's most distinguished literary scholars, Critical Insights provides authoritative, in depth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike.

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ScienceDirect

Subjects:

1) Agricultural, Biological, and Food Sciences; 2) Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 3)  Biomedical Science and Medicine; 4) Chemical Engineering; 5) Chemistry; 6) Computer Science; 7)  Earth and Planetary Sciences;  8)Energy;  9)  Engineering;  10)  Environmental Science;  11)  Finance;  12)  Forensics, Security & Criminal Justice;  13) Health Professions; 14)  Mathematics;  15) Materials Science; 16) Neuroscience; 17) Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science; 18)  Physics and Astronomy;  19)  Psychology;  20) Social Science; 21) Speciality Medicine; 22) Veterinary Medicine

Format:  Available to download in PDF and HTML.  ScienceDirect ebooks are DRM free.

Compatible with: Standard web browsers and mobile devices.

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Springer logo Springer eBooks

Springer eBook Collections offer pdf or html reproductions of Springer print book publications. The collections include the following subjects: 1) Behavorial Science, 2) Business & Economics, 3) Computer Science, 4) Earth & Environmental Science, 5) Engineering, 6) Humanities, Social Science, & Law 7) Medicine.

DRM not required (digital rights managment software) to download pdfs.

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Calif. Digital Library UC Press ebooks collection UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 (Open Access)

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 700 of the titles are available to the public.

Please look for the Public icon next to each of the freely available titles.

 

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University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Collections University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Collections (Open Access)

Pitt Press has selected 521 monographs for open access, including titles from the Pitt Latin American Series, Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, and Composition, Literacy and Culture.

 

Format: You have the option to view content in as a pdf or as an image. Printing permitted.

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Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Books

A collection featuring Blackwell Publishing, IEEE Press, and Wiley-VCH that includes a broad range of subject areas.

 

Format: Books are in pdf and chapters may be read in the browser using Adobe reader plugin. Chapters may also be downloaded and printed.

 

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