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OhioLINK Search Tools & eBook Collections
Most eBooks offered by the Davis Library are made available to our users via OhioLINK. No login is required to access these electronic resources on campus. However, if you are working from home or someplace other than the Rio Grande Main Campus or one of our institution's Regional Centers, then you will need to complete a special login in process. See our Off Campus Access page for more details.
OhioLINK Search Tools
OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC)
Searchable "one-stop shop" menu for thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and more. Login/authentication prompts are automated when accessing this source away from the Main Campus or one of Rio Grande's Regional Centers. Consequently, no special link for "Off Campus" use is offered or required for the OhioLINK EBC.
OhioLINK Library Catalog
The OhioLINK library catalog combines the holdings of 118 member libraries, including the State Library of Ohio, into a shared catalog totaling nearly 46 million items. The shared catalog lists books, e-books and e-journals available across the consortium and other materials available on publishers’ websites.
Additional eBook Collections available via OhioLINK
O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform
Also known as Safari Books Online, this resouce provides electronic books and videos relevant to computer science, information technology, business, and related fields.
Open Access eBook Resources
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) Open Access Titles
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers about 60 titles from its Humanities eBook (HEB) Collection free online..
Google search engine that may be used to find and access the digitized content of a wide range of books and other published works. While access to the full-text of public domain (published before the early 1920s) works is available through the site, only small portions of copyrighted materials may be viewed. However, links are provided to help users either purchase the item(s) or locate them in libraries.
HathiTrust Digital Library
A partnership of academic and research institutions whose aim is preserve and provide free access to digitized book and journal content from its member library collections. Digital collection includes both copyrighted and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through initiatives.
An online non-profit library offering free access to millions of books, movies, software, music, websites, and more in digital form.
Open Textbook Library
Supported by the Open Textbook Network, a group that works together to make higher education more open and affordable, this comprehensive resource offers access to openly licensed academic textbooks. All textbooks are free, and the majority are peer- reviewed.
Online library offering free access to over 60,000 eBooks, most in the public domain (published before the early 1920s). Users have the option to read titles online or download them to certain e-reader devices.
What is an eBook?
Also known as an electronic book or e-book, it is a book publication made available in digital form that is read either on a computer, mobile device, or e-reader designed specifically for eBook use. While eBooks are often an electronic version of a printed book, they might also be published only in digital form. Because they are intended to be read online or downloaded to an electronic device, the printing of eBooks is discouraged and in many instances could be a violation of copyright law and/or publisher or distributor licensing agreements .
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