Selected eBooks for China Through the Lens: History, Cinema, and Critical Discourse:
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.
ebrary Academic Complete subscription collection offers access for over 80,000 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.
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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.
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.]
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.]