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Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts allows you to read and search through classic works from American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy.

APA eBooks collection contains ebooks published by the American Psychological Association.

Athena has "thousands of e-texts: philosophy, science, classics, literature, history, economics, etc.!"


Baen Free Library has dozens of free science fictions books online.


Cambridge University Press publishes academic ebooks, research monographs, academic reference books, and textbooks for professionals and students covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from M.I.T.

Country Studies "presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."


Degruyter publishes materials covering the Humanities and the Sciences. We also have access to imprints from different university presses available, including Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press, Columbia University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of Toronto Press, Cornell University Press, Yale University Press, University of Hawaii Press, and others.

Digital Dissertations (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."


Early English Books Online includes works and images from 15th, 16th, and 17th century English literature.

Ebook Central provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.

EBSCO eBooks includes reference material, as well as classics. Only one user at a time can look at a specific book. Patrons need to set up an account to "check out" books.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online has "the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century [including] full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages." Some of the subjects covered are history, science, philosophy, literature, the arts, and law.

Eighteenth-Century E-Texts contains "most of the electronic editions of eighteenth-century works publicly available".

eScholarship Editions has hundreds of books published by the University of California Press.


Google Books helps you find the perfect book for your purposes and discover new ones that interest you.


Harvard University Press contains ebooks published by the Harvard University Press covering areas such as History, Social Sciences, Economics, Literary Studies, and Philosophy, among others.

HathiTrust is a collection of digitized books and serials, some of which are accessible to all and some of which are only accessible to members due to copyright restrictions. UTRGV is a member of Hathi Trust. To log in, you first have to select University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley from the institution drop down list; after that, use your UTRGV username and password.

History E-Book Project from ACLS provides electronic books in history "that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, are frequently cited in the literature, and are currently not widely available."


International Children's Library This open access database provides access to “outstanding children's books from around the world.” Search the library to find full page scans of award winning children’s literature published in multiple languages including English and Spanish.

Internet Archive provides links to free digitized books and texts.

The Internet Public Library "contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification."


JStor Open Access Ebooks provides Open Access monographs available from four publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press.


The Making of America Digital Library, sponsored by Cornell University and the University of Michigan, contains over 200 "monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints."

MEDICINEnetBASE From CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains ebooks on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MIT Press Ebooks Library contains ebooks on subjects such as computer science and programming, artificial intelligence, information theory and technology, and electrical engineering.


The National Academies Press contains thousands of free pdf ebooks that can be downloaded by individuals. The books cover such areas as Education, Space and Aeronautics, Food and Nutrition, Engineering, and many other topics.


Palgrave Connect contains ebooks published by Palgrave Macmillan in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Subject areas covered include Business, Education, History, Literature, and others.

Past Masters "provides scholars with significantly-enhanced and highly-flexible access to the classic texts" of philosophy.

Project Gutenberg, "the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books," provides plain ASCII versions of classic works. They have 10,000 texts online.

Project Muse The ebook collections in Project Muse offer peer-reviewed digital books from over 65 major university presses and scholarly publishers.


Rotunda Publications includes the full text of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, and The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America.


ScienceDirect contains ebooks in subjects as varied as Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities.

SpringerLink includes electronic books published by Springer on Behavioral Sciences, Business & Economics, and Earth & Environmental Science.


has ebooks published by Taylor & Francis.

Travel at the Turn of the Twentieth Century is a collection of digitized books focused on travel from 1875-1908.


The Victorian Women Writers Project is from Indiana University.


Wright American Fiction 1851--1875 is from Indiana University.

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