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ACLS Humanities eBook

Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies. The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with ten learned societies and nearly 80 contributing publishers.

Credo Reference

Access online encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver, measurement conversions; use the mind map as a brainstorming tool to help expand your searches. Learn how to navigate Credo here.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published during the 17th and 18th centuries; from the bibliography by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol’s Supplement; published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819

Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first 19 years of the 19th century; comprehensive collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions; full-text; coverage from 1801-1819.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

25,000 publications (books, journals, pamphlets, posters, etc.) printed between 1473 and 1700; digital copies of original texts; full-text; look at EEBO TCP here.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Comprehensive eBook collection with thousands of titles and subject areas; learn more about using the online books here.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research; all are available 24/7 with no checkout. See our tip sheet on best practices for using these materials.

Google Books

Search the latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.

Library of Congress eBooks

Search and read from the American Memory collection, the Digital Interlibrary Loan Program, Global Gateway Books, and the Sloan Foundation Digitized Books.

Literature Criticism Online

Largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Authoritative English language dictionary; gives definition but also traces the development of the word’s usage and shifts in meaning over time; gives first dates and use.

Oxford Reference

Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s DictionariesCompanions and EncyclopediasOxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas.

Sheila C. Bair Financial Literacy Collection

The Sheila C. Bair Financial Literacy Collection includes a number of eResources focused on cultivating financial skills in the emerging citizen leader at Washington College.