San Jose State University eBooks

The Collections

Please note: We suggest the BlueFire Reader app for iOS and Android devices. It works with Digital Rights Management (DRM). Also, view a list of devices and mobile phone applications that are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions, the DRM used to access some ebooks.

Please contact us if you are unable to access an ebook or have general questions about the SJSU ebook collections.

ABC-CLIO eBook collection

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

Format:  HTML
Compatible with:  Standard web browsers and on any mobile device.

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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); Pdf format for downloads.
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APA Logo American Psychiatric Publishing

Subjects:  Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, handbooks, study guidesFormat:  HTML and pdfCompatable with:  Standard web browsers and mobile devices.

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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.

Format:  HTML, pdf, page image


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Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Open 2015 (Open Access)

Subjects:  Politics, international development and sociology.

Format:  HTML, pdf, page image


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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.

Format:  HTML, pdf, page image


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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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Credo Reference Credo Reference

The library subscribes to a small selection of handbooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries.Format:  HTML, PDFCompatible with:  Any standard web brower and on any mobile device.

 
Directory of Open Access Books

SubjectsBrowse subject areas and available peer reviewed, academic books.

Format:  pdfCompatible with: Standard web browsers and mobile devices.

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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - 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.  This subscription is supported by an NEH Challenge Grant: "Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this database do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities."

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ProQuest Ebook Central Ebook Central

ProQuest ebook central combines the former Ebrary Academic Complete and EBL ebooks on one platform.Subjects:  Covers many subject areas from academic, scientific, technical, medical and professional publishers.Note:  Some of the titles require a Tower ID to view or download while on campus and are only available to SJSU students, faculty and staff. SJSU users:  Please SIGN IN to the platform when starting your search."Requires: Adobe Reader to view, print and copy content and Adobe Digital Editions (or Bluefire Reader for phones) to download entire books.  Some ebooks may be restricted and not available to download.

Compatible with: Standard web browsers and mobile devices.

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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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Gale ebooks

Offers an online collection of reference materials including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Formerly known as Gale Virtual Reference Library

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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.

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.

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

IOP Publishing Concise and Expanding Physics collections

The library subscription includes 35 titles from the Institute of Physics Concise and Expanding collections.Format:  HTML, pdf and epub
Compatible with:  Standard web browsers and on any mobile device.

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. Format:  DRM-free, unlimited concurrent use and unlimited chapter downloads and printing.

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.

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.

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 logo Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online offers access to 40+ scholarly works from key disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law.Format:  pdfCompatible with:  Standard web browser and any mobile device

Peter Lang books logo Peter Lang Books

Access to 900+ drm free ebooks in the areas of social sciences and the humanities.  Books are in English, French and German.Format:  pdf and epub

Compatible with:  Standard web browsers and on any mobile device

Safari Books Online (O'Reilly) Safari Books Online (O'Reilly)

Safari features a curated library of the best technical books today—including titles from Pearson, O’Reilly Media,and more—organized by the most popular subjects, from web development and mobile apps to entrepreneurship and UX/IA, and more.Note:  This platorm works with your SJSUOne account.


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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.


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

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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.

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.
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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.

Taylor & Francis Logo Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis publishes books for all levels of academic study across a wide range of subjects and disciplines.  CRCnetBase/ENGnetBase's engineering books published by CRC Press are on the Taylor & Francis platform.  FORENSICnetBase, also on Taylor and Francis's website, features works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners in homicide investigation, expert witnessing, forensic pathology and more.  Here is a title list for the FORENSICnetBase books.Format:  Each chapter of these ebooks is presented as a separate, downloadable PDFCompatible with: Android, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch using Bluefire Reader app.

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.

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

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.


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

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