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What are E-Books?

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Electronic Books (E-Books) are novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and or historical documents available in their entirety, online. Some of the collections listed are available to anyone and others are licensed and subscribed to for the FSU community.


Chesnutt Library Databases That Contain E-Books

Database Finder Page - over 370 databases and websites, many of which contain e-books, like ABC-CLIO E-Book Collection; ABELL (Chadwyck Healey Literature Collections; Alexander Street Drama; Alexander Street Literature; CREDO Reference, EBSCOHost E-Book Collection; Gale Directory Library; Gale Virtual Reference Library; Learning Express Library; Proquest Digital Dissertations;

Title Listing of E-Books Available Via the Internet

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Includes American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy. The Alex Catalogue is browsable by author and title, but also supports full-text searching. It also allows you to generate PDF (Portable Document Format) and ebook versions. Sponsored by the Berkeley Digital Library.

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library Program
American Memory is "the multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress' Americana collections." The Collection Finder provides many options for browsing the collections.

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Government
Includes documents in "law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government" from the Western world since the Middle Ages, but with emphasis on modern times. One can browse the project by century or perform akeyword search. Sponsored by the Yale Law School.
A selective, high-quality collection of reference works (including an excellent quotations collection), verse (American and English), fiction (American and English), and nonfiction (mostly famous early 20th century works).

GPO Access
The U.S. Government Printing Office provides electronic texts from all three branches of government.

Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection
Over 13,000 texts browsable and searchable by author, title, and Dewey Decimal Classification. Sponsored by the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

LION (Literature Online) (FSU users only)
A fully-searchable library of over 260,000 works of English and American literature.

On-Line Books
Links to over 11,000 English-language works, including literary classics, technical manuals, government publications, and self-published works. This site supports browsing by author, title, and subject, and searching by author and title. Sponsored by the Digital Library Project of the University of Pennsylvania Library.


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