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E-Books and E-Reference

ABC-CLIO E-Book Collection.Includes online encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger imprints covering subject areas in the social sciences, science, and technology.

CAB eBooks Archive.  This is a collection of 230 CABI electronic book titles going back to 2005 with each individual book chapter available to download in Adobe Acrobat format.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.  Provides data on organic and inorganic compounds.

CredoReference. An online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri,and books of quotations.

EBL E-Book Library. Contains a collection of electronic books specifically in the areas of science, technology, and medicine. VSU faculty, students, and staff will need to enter the last five digits of their social security number to access this resource after you are click-on EBL E-Book Library link.

Ebrary Academic Complete. Includes more than 30,000 current e-books from leading publishers. It spans all subject areas and includes reference books and maps.

EBSCOHost Audio Book Collection. A collection of selected audiobook titles.

EBSCO eBooks Collection. Provides the full-text of books from selected academic and commercial publishers as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain.

Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Series Collection. Collection of more than 650 volumes from over 80 eBook Series titles in 15 subject areas. Featuring innovative, international and quality content, this collection reinforces Emerald’s position as the world’s leading publisher in business and management research.

Emerald Social Sciences eBook Series Collection. collection gives you online access to more than 300 volumes from over 40 book series titles. The collection features high profile, international authors delivering cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research in social sciences.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. An online encyclopedia covering the disciplines of zoology, botany, evolutionary science, medicine, physiology, human anatomy, cytology, and genetics.

EngNetBase. Provides online access to a collection of engineering handbooks from CRC Press.

MasterFILE Premier. Includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full-text from 86,019 biographies, 105,787 full-text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags.

OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary). Entire text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary.

OverDrive Digital Library. Downloadable e-books including popular fiction and non-fiction and audio books.  

Oxford Reference Online Core Collection. Provides the full-text of reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries published by Oxford University Press.

Safari Books Online.  One-stop source for leading information technology books online.

Springer E-Book Archive Collection (2005-2011). Contains e-books for 12 subject collections, including behavioral science, biomedical and life science, business and economics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, humanities and the social sciences, mathematics, medicine, and physics for years from 2005 to 2011.