A general resource for information about eBooks at ISU Libraries and beyond.
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015
Below is a comprehensive list of individual eBooks or eBook collections owned or subscribed to by ISU:
Due to license restrictions, off-campus access to these eBook collections is limited to ISU faculty, staff, and students only. Community patrons are welcome to use these resources from inside the Library. For more information about licensing restrictions click here.
- Britannica's Global Reference Center
Britannica's Global Reference Center is the home of comprehensive online content in a variety of global languages: French, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Spanish.
- CRCnetBASE: Engineering eBooks
CRCnetBASE currently includes searchable access to over 220 eBooks covering topics in general engineering. The handbooks can be browsed by table of contents or keyword search, either individually or combined. Individual chapters can also be downloaded as hi-res PDFs for offline viewing.
- Early English Books Online (ProQuest)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
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- EBSCOhost eBooks
"EBSCOhost provides e-books covering a variety of subjects: law, medicine, education and more. There is a limit ranging from 1 to 3 users per book at a time.
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- Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is one of the world's foremost reference works. The online version contains more than 73,000 articles on history, the sciences, mathematics, literature, art, philosophy, religion, health and medicine, languages, and more. In addition to articles, the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes audio and video clips, photographs and illustrations.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Gale Virtual Reference library is a 24/7 virtual library of reference e-books. With electronic reference books from Gale and their publishing partners, researchers can access e-books in virtually any subject, including health, business, careers, history, literature, biography, science and many more.
- LearningExpress Library Ver. 3.0
“Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.” One time user registration
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary Online provides access to all of the more than 500,000 entries in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and its supplements. This source also provides tools for fast searching of words by definition, by origin and history, by quotation, first cited use and more. Content is updated quarterly.
- Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
The Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection provides easily searchable, full-text access to more than 100 reference titles from Oxford University Press, including English and foreign language dictionaries; quotation and reference resources; and art, history, literature, statistical, scientific, and other subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
- World Book
World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
- World Book Online Reference Center
World Book Online Reference Center is tailored to the needs and skills of patrons of high school age and above and offers features such as Computer and Web tutorials, How to..., documents on skills for living, and collections of links to government Web sites customized to your location. Research tools, including dictionary, atlas, Citation Builder, and local and country research guides, help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.
Drug therapy and pharmaceutical information including case studies, care plans, calculators, and NAPLEX review.
Collection of online medical/health books.
- Clinical Key
Clinical Key is a replacement to and an expansion of the MDConsult database. It includes over 1,000 full text medical and surgical textbooks, over 500 full text journals, hundreds of clinical procedure videos, drug information, point of care decision support, patient handouts and more!
- Doody's Core Collection
"Doody's Core Collection includes over 200 full-text books in the areas of clinical medicine, basic science, nursing, and allied health. These titles are considered the 'must have' books in each specialty."
- Ebrary- Health & Medicine
The Ebrary Health & Medicine collection features more than 500 ebooks covering medicine, public health, pharmacy, and nursing.
- Ebsco eBooks- Health & Medicine
Ebsco offers over 200 full-text ebooks in the areas of medicine, nursing and allied health.
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American Pharmacists Association online books, interactive NAPLEX review exam, case studies, drug information, and instructor resources.