Selected eBooks for Education:
Chicago Manual of Style Online
15th edition; contains updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice. Also includes new coverage of journals and electronic publications, comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage, updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy, reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources.
Current; CREDO Reference is the world's largest online reference service, offering access to 622+ electronic reference books on most subjects, including dictionaries, biographical sources, quotations, medicine, literature, music, technology, and many other interdiscipinary sources.
Ebook Library (EBL)
EBL is a collection of ebooks on a variety of topics that have been selected and purchased by Brown users and librarians. This link shows only what EBL titles we have in the Brown Library. After authentication you must create your own account to view these titles.
ebrary Academic Complete subscription collection offers access for over 100,000 titles from leading academic and professional publishers. Concentrations include business and economics, computers and technology, humanities, life and physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
For help in getting started, see ebrary Video Tutorial.
Electronic Text Center
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia was established in 1992 for the purpose of creating an on-line archive of standards-based texts and images in the humanities. Many of the Center's collections are publicly accessible and include classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, and the Bible. [This resource is publicly available.]
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Current; a reference site for students and educators synthesizing editorially reviewed websites and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Encycopedia of Social Measurement
The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Provides information on transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods. Covering all core social science disciplines, the 300+ articles of the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.
Europa World Year Book
Current; Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. One of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Includes comparative statistics and international organizations.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of ebooks that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Google Book Search
Includes digitized collections from participating libraries. The "About the book" section provides useful bibliographic and other information. When a book is out of copyright, it can be viewed or downloaded it in its entirety; other books are viewable in preview or small snippets only. [This resource is publicly available.]
Historical Statistics of the United States
Millenial Edition, 2006. Historical Statistics of the United States presents data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History from the earliest times to the present. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a recognized expert. Dozens of new topics have been added including American Indians, slavery, poverty, non-profit organizations, race and ethnicity.
International Who's Who
From heads of state, politicians, religious leaders and ambassadors, to the eminent and successful in business, finance, technology, film, music, fashion, sport, literature and the performing arts, The International Who\'s Who outlines the lives and achievements of more than 25,000 of the most distinguished men and women from almost every country in the world.
Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. [This resource is publicly available.]
National Academies Press
Over 3,000 scientific books online dealing with all subjects, produced by different branches of the National Academies of Science. [This resource is publicly available.]
The Brown Library's NetLibrary subscription offers individual user access for over 500 titles in the subject areas of current fiction, non-fiction, and travel and leisure (i.e. Frommer's Guides.) All titles are catalogued in Josiah, and the list of titles is also available through the NetLibrary interface. The Brown University Library does not subscribe to all of the books in NetLibrary.
Online Books Page
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. The site currently lists over 20,000 e-books. [This resource is publicly available.]
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Current; Oxford Language Dictionaries Online offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. OLDO includes access to a vast range of materials that offer authoritative support for learners, students, and language users at every level. Other materials include hundreds of downloadable letters, grammar notes, verb tables, cultural information, and more.
Current; the core collection of Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works published by the Oxford University Press into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers all of the above, plus added functionality and more detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series, to enhance the coverage already provided by the Core Collection. Click here for a list of the publications included.
Oxford Text Archive
The OTA works closely with members of the Arts and Humanities academic community to collect, catalogue, and preserve high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The OTA currently distributes more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages. [This resource is publicly available.]
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books. [This resource is publicly available.]
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150 word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.