New ebook collections and news resources available online through the Libraries

The Libraries is pleased to announce seven new online resources, all available on and off campus. These new subscriptions and purchases were made possible through partial budget restoration. Look out for announcements of new resources for STEM fields, coming soon.

Ebook collections with convenient PDF chapter download, ideal for course materials.

Oxford Handbooks Online – The Libraries now provide access to all content on the Oxford Handbooks Online platform. Oxford Handbooks offer review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic and make original arguments about the future direction of the debate. Written by leading scholars, these authoritative introductions to current scholarship are a great starting point for literature reviews. Chapters are downloadable as PDFs.

Oxford Very Short Introductions – The Very Short Introductions are ebooks offering concise and original introductions to topics in humanities, social sciences, law, medicine, STEM fields, including a diverse range of subjects—from artificial intelligence to folk music to medical ethics—in 35,000 words or less. Each one of these little books are written by experts who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make even the most challenging topics highly readable.

SAGE Knowledge Ebooks – Access to over 5,500 Sage ebooks covering the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Business, Education, Communications, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Politics, Health & Social Care. Includes many CQ Press titles. Chapters are downloadable as PDFs.

To learn more about library ebook collections suitable for assigning in your classes, see our guide to Library Educational Materials (LER).

Current and historical newspaper access.

Access World News – With current and archived news articles from trusted sources around the world, you can find multiple perspectives, useful information, and full-text news from 13,000 local, regional, national and international sources (updated daily and including PDF images of many newspapers). Remote access is available 24/7 on any device. See a brief overview video:

Our new Access World News subscription also includes Black Life in America and Hispanic Life in America. These collections are designed to foster discussions and research related to Black and Hispanic heritage, history, culture, and daily life.

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers – Nearly 500 historical newspapers covering business, industry, and international trade from more than 40 states, published between 1783 and 1900.

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