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Owens Library has downloadable academic eBooks through EBSCOhost's eBook Collection.

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EBSCOhost eBook CollectionOff-Campus Authentication This comprehensive eBook Collection of over 118,000 titles includes digital, full-text versions of academic books from science, education and technology to the humanities and social sciences, literature and fiction. The eBooks can be downloaded and read on a variety of devices. Many permit multiple users.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition Off-Campus Authentication    
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition Off-Campus Authentication "Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more."  
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition Off-Campus Authentication "Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more." 
CQ Almanac Online Edition  Off-Campus Authentication "The CQ Almanac Online Edition brings together over sixty years of authoritative congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource. The site pairs all of the content from the print volumes with a number of exciting electronic features and functions that make navigating this immense amount of content fast and easy." The online CQ Almanac has the complete series from 1945 to the present. »How do I search CQ Almanac Online Edition?



FollettShelf K-12 eBooks
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"FollettShelf provides easy web-based access to over 47 Follett eBooks. Many teachers build classroom activities around an eBook that is connected to an interactive whiteboard. Students can search and highlight vocabulary words, read along with the teacher to enhance reading skills, or diagram sentences right in the book on the screen."

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Gale Virtual Reference Library  Off-Campus Authentication "Gale Virtual Reference Library includes encyclopedias, almanacs, specialized reference sources and more, providing respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas. This database provides 24-hour 'anywhere/anytime' access to great reference titles in eBook format. The entire collection can be searched simultaneously instead of one resource at a time." »Search Help
Google Books "We're working with several major libraries to include their collections in Google Books and, like a card catalog, show users information about the book, and in many cases, a few snippets – a few sentences to display the search term in context." »FAQ
Hathi Trust Digital Library "As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions. HathiTrust was conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections" »FAQ
Infobase Publishing eBooks Off-Campus Authentication

Infobase Publishing is one of America's leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Owens Library has access to literature criticism eBooks from Facts On File and Chelsea House.

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Oxford Art Online Off-Campus Authentication
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Includes the full content of the Dictionary of Art reference set. "Oxford Art Online is an innovative new gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location." »Quickstart Help
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Oxford Music Online  Off-Campus Authentication "...offers users the ability to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content." »Quickstart Help
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Project Gutenberg Online Catalog "Project Gutenberg promotes digitization in “text format”, meaning that a book can be copied, indexed, searched, analyzed and compared with other books. Contrary to other formats, the files are accessible for low-bandwidth use. The main source of new Project Gutenberg eBooks is Distributed Proofreaders, launched in October 2000 by Charles Franks to help in the digitizing of books from public domain. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks."  
ScienceDirect eBooks Off-Campus Authentication "Offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, including those published under... the renowned Pergamon and Academic Press imprints, over 30 books are now fully integrated with the existing books and journals on ScienceDirect." » Interactive Tutorials
Something About the Author Off-Campus Authentication "Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed... in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people." » Search Tips

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