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Aggregator Ebook Collections: BEST BETS
Aggregators offer ebooks on one platform from a number of publishers. Which one to select? Look at the coverage description for the collection. If not clear, Proquest's Ebook Central can be a good place to start for more current scholarship.
Often offers PDF images that replicate print copies. To print or download material from Ebrary, users must create individual accounts. There may be page limits page limits for printing.
"Not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection." Great source for older government documents, including state, and much more.
Hein libraries offering ebooks include Legal Classics, University of North Carolina Press Publications and World Trials.
"High-quality, peer reviewed content from leading academic publishers." Some contributing publishers are Harvard University Press, Brookings Institution Press, University of Virginia Press and Yale University Press.
Lexis Nexis Digital Library
Includes “print and digital editions in over 30 practice areas on a broad range of legal and business topics” from Law Journal Press.
Includes materials from 19 publishers with full-text view, print, and download options.
“Project MUSE is a trusted provider of authoritative humanities and social science books and journals from more than 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.” Materials are available in full-text and download in PDF.
University Scholarship Press Online
"University Press Scholarship Online contains thousands of the best scholarly publishing in almost every area of academia, from Oxford University Press and 24 other leading scholarly presses." Often does not offer PDF images of the print edition.
Ebooks can be found under "Secondary Sources" as well as through other WL groupings.
Summon: Best BET
Summon is a meta-search tool that accesses E-books in multiple disciplines. Includes some (not all) contents of E-books licensed by NYU.
Free Resources: Best BETS
"The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 10,000,000 fully accessible books and texts." (Archive.org)
Google Books (Advanced Book Search)
Much material on Google Books is not available in full-text. Full text of books may be available though if the books has been scanned, is out of copyright, or if the publisher permits it.
“Project Gutenburg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.”
Frequently Used Publisher Collections: Best BETS
Do you know the book's publisher? You may be able to access the e-book directly from the publisher's platform (via NYU's subscription). You can sometimes find ebooks on these platforms that are not in Julius or Bobcat: