Books & E-books
Collections at BYU
- ASME Digital Library
The ASME Digital Library is ASME’s primary repository of current and archival literature featuring: ASME’s Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present; ASME’s Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present; ASME Press eBooks selected from 1998 to the present. As the ASME Digital Library continues to expand, it ultimately will include the complete archive of ASME’s Transactions Journals dating back to 1880. To view what is currently available, use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to the publication of your choice, then click on the “Available Volume List.”
- Business Expert Press e-books
- Elsevier e-books
Science Direct is the world’s largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information.
- Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Access to over 13,000 books and maps, with concentrations in business and economics, computers and technology, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.
- EBSCO electronic books
- IEEE e-books
1988+ IEEE Xplore indexes and provides full-text access to all IEEE journals, conferences, and standards. All IEE journals and conferences are also included.
Popular e-books and audiobooks.
PsycBOOKS includes full text books from APA publications and archival works from other publishers, chapters from authored volumes and the Encyclopedia of Psychology. Items in PsycBOOK are searchable through the Lee Library Catalog and in PsycINFO.
- Safari Tech Books
Offers IT professionals instant access to the full text of hundreds of leading technology books.
- Springer e-books
A link to the 2005–2010 collection of over 10,000 electronic books from Springer.
- Synthesis Digital Library
Synthesis is a digital library consisting of hundreds of 50- to 100-page “Lectures”; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. The articles cover fundamental to high specialized topics and offer unique value to the reader by providing more analysis and depth than the typical research journal article. The library and its lectures are organized by series. The Synthesis platform provides the user with access to content in PDF with live links to references and sophisticated search and personalization functions.
- Torrossa: Italian Studies
Torrossa.it is Casalini libri’s full text platform of both e-books and e-journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities from hundreds of publishers in Spain and Italy.
- Vault Online Career Library
Requires free registration. The Vault Online Career Library contains the following:
77 Vault Guidebooks: The Guidebooks cover a broad range of disciplines and include industry guides, employer rankings, and job seeking skills.
Company Profiles: Up-to-date Company Profiles for more than 3,000 employers. Vault obtains insider information by surveying thousands of employees each year. The Vault Research Team takes real quotations from the surveys, giving you the hard-to-get, company culture information.
Industry and Occupation Profiles: These articles cover a broad range of disciplines, giving you quick, easy-to-read profiles of industries and occupations.
Message Boards: Access to the Internet’s most popular company-specific Message Boards, the Vault Electronic WaterCooler. Here you have access to conversations with employees at their targeted companies, and altogether ~2 million Message Board postings.
Career Advice Articles: Over 1,100 Career Advice Articles covering a broad range of career topics, from resumes to summer internships to employee rights.
- Wiley e-books
A leading international resource for scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content.
- ASM Handbooks
Features the complete content of twenty one ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
- Oxford Handbooks
The complete texts of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion now available online. Extensive links make the online Handbooks easy to navigate making these valuable reference resources more easily discoverable, accessible and searchable.
- Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world’s biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. The Core Collection contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource. Also includes access to Oxford Digital Reference, a collection of 17 ebooks covering The Renaissance, Dance, Global Change, The Reformation, Byzantium, Theatre and Performance, The Enlightenment, Economic History, Evolution, Ancient Egypt, Food and Drink in America, The Middle Ages, American Literature, Latinos and Latinas in the United States, British Literature, Linguistics, and Children’s Literature.
Historical E-book Collections
- Early American Imprints, Series I
This collection, based on Evans’ American Bibliography, contains the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States (or British American colonies prior to Independence) from 1639 through 1800. It reproduces every non-serial item listed in Evans and an additional 1100 titles from Bristol’s supplement to Evans.
- Early American Imprints, Series II
Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. This rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and now supplemented by thousands of new items, allows students and scholars to explore the development of the American nation as never before. In addition to its books, pamphlets and broadsides, this comprehensive collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions.
- Early English Books Online (EEBO) – Texts
2,400 searchable and readable editions of EEBO documents that link immediately to the corresponding image files.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is based on the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC), and contains English-language and foreign-language titles published in the United Kingdom between 1701 and 1800, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. 150,000 printed works (some 33 million pages) covering the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution. Full-text searchable, ECCO enables library patrons to search for books and broadsides, Bibles, tracts and sermons, printed ephemera, and studies in every academic discipline: History and Geography, Social Science and Fine Arts, Medicine, Science and Technology, Literature and Language, Religion and Philosophy, and Law.
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
NCCO includes British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.
- Sabin Americana Digital Archive (Gale)
Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
Free E-book Collections Around the Web
- Google Books
Google Book Search searches a growing “database” of digitized books with access to Full Text View, Sample Page View, and Snippet Views, depending on the title.
E-texts from the Project Gutenberg DVD Project available in a variety of formats, including pdf, eReader, and as Palm document files.
- Online Books Page, The
About 13,000 books, mostly older titles that are in the public domain.
- Project Gutenberg
No latest bestsellers or modern computer books here, but plenty of classics from the literary canon.
- PubMed Books
PubMed Books provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. This link enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
- Victorian Women Writers Project
Transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century: including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.