E-book Databases

List of All Databases




ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Full Text
Online books. Focus is on American and world history and culture. Other general topics also represented.
Use for: History, Humanities, ethnicity, cultures
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ACLS Humanities E-Book
Full Text
1880s-Present
Online books. 4700+ searchable titles. 
Use for: Humanities, History, Government, Art, Dance, Literature, Philosophy
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Cambridge Core
Full Text
Books, reference books, scholarly journals
Books from the Cambridge Histories series and select Cambridge University Press journals
Use for: History, Government, Humanities, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, Sociology, Music, Theatre, Medicine

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Chicago Manual of Style Online
Online book, citation examples
Information about Chicago-style citations, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and copyright
Use for: Classes using Chicago style, writing help
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Consumer Health Complete TexShare Logo
Includes Full Text
Updated regularly
Encyclopedias, reference book articles, pamphlets, health news, drug and herb information, alternative health sources, images and videos
Use for: Consumer Health, Patient Education, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
*includes some information in Spanish
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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Full Text of print reference book
Current information
Formulas, mathematical tables, chemical and physical data and statistics, properties of chemical substances, minerals and polymers
Use for: Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Mathematics
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Credo Reference TexShare Logo
Full Text, images, streaming video
Subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, reference handbooks, short reference videos, art images and photographs
Use for: Background information on all topics
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Daily Life Through History
Full Text
Books, essays, primary documents, images, maps, videos
Use for: History, Literature, Sociology, Humanities, Anthropology, Culture and Customs
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Drama for Students
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Provides critical overviews of plays.
Use for: Literature, English, Theatre
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Ebook Central (ProQuest) TexShare Logo
Full text 
Online books
Includes science and technology and Spanish language books
Use for: Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Health and Medicine, Math, Physics, Technology, Spanish language books
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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Full Text
Online books, mainly non-fiction
Use for: Books on any subject
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Epics for Students
Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Provides critical overviews of literary epics
Use for: Literature, English
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First Day Covers
Use Firefox, Chrome or Safari
Full Text Online books. Images of envelopes delivering a commemorative stamp issued on a special day
with artwork depicting the commemorated document, event or person from American or Texas History.
Includes lesson plans
Use for: Education, History, Humanities, Government, English
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia TexShare Logo
Includes Full Text
Updates annually
Covers an array of topics, including images, and brief biographies.
Use for: General information on all subjects
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Gale eBooks
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Use for: Arts, Education, Medicine, Government, History, Law, Literature, Social Sciences
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Grove Art Online
(Part of Oxford Art Online)
Full Text

Current information
Reference book articles, Images, Web site links
Use for: Art, Humanities
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Handbook of Texas
Full Text
Current
Encyclopedic articles, Southwestern Historical Quarterly articles, pictures
Use for: History, Government, Sociology, Geography
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JSTOR
Includes Full Text
Dates covered: 1600s up to 3-5 years ago. All issues of included journals.
Scholarly and peer-reviewed journals
Use for: All topics, especially scholarly and historical information about any topic
How to search
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Magill's Medical Guide
Full text version of print medical encyclopedia series
Includes lists of health care providers, medical journals, pharmaceuticals, health organizations, and recommended web sites
Use for: Consumer Health Information, Patient Education, Surgical Procedures, Medical Images
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Novels for Students
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Provides critical overviews of novels
Use for: Literature, English
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O'Reilly Online Learning
(Previously named Safari - Books Online)
Requires a Collin email address for access
Full Text, Streaming video
Updated regularly
Computer technology and business books and videos
Use for: Computer Science, Computer Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, Business
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Oxford Reference
Includes Full Text of assorted encyclopedias
Updated regularly
Use for: All subjects, especially History, Art, Humanities, Biology, Science, Economics, Culinary Arts, Sociology, Anthropology
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Oxford English Dictionary
Includes Full Text
Updated regularly
Word definitions, origins and etymology
Use for: English, ESL
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Oxford Music Online (Includes Grove Music Online)
Includes Full Text
Updated regularly
Reference book articles, Images, Music clips
Use for: Music, Humanities
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Poetry for Students
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Features discussion and analysis of poems
Use for: Literature, English
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Project Muse
Includes Full Text
Mid 1990s-present
Scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, online books
Use for: In-depth information. Arts, English, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics
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R2 Digital Library
Includes Full Text Books
Medical publications, review guides
Use for: Medicine, All Health Science Programs, Biology
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Safari - Books Online is now O'Reilly Online Learning

SAGE Knowledge 
Includes Full Text of assorted encyclopedias
Dates vary by book
Use for: History, Anthropology, Psychology, Child Development, Sociology
Government, Education, African American Studies
How to Search
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Salem Press
Full Text of assorted reference books
Dates vary by book
Use for: History, Literature, English, Science, Music, Government, Humanities
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Shakespeare for Students
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Features discussion and analysis of Shakespeare's works
Use for: Literature, English, Thea 

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Short Stories for Students
Includes Full Text of print reference books
Dates vary by book
Provides critical overviews of short stories
Use for: Literature, English
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
1950-present, some earlier data
Statistics
Use for: All subjects especially Business, Government, Speech
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World Folklore and Folklife
Full Text
Books, essays, folk tales, images, maps, audio, Weblinks
Use for: History, Literature, Sociology, Humanities, Anthropology, Culture and Customs
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