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Durham University

University Library

Online resources : electronic books

An e-book is an electronic version of a book that is found and read online. E-books the Library subscribes to are included in the catalogue, we also have listings of books that have been digitised and free e-books which you may find useful, linked to below. Please note that reference works are listed separately under encyclopaedias and dictionaries. These web sites are of various types, including:

  • Well-known books available for general use on the internet , sometimes with search facilities included, enabling the text to be searched.
  • Rare research material made available to the scholarly community either through digitisation projects, which preserve the appearance of the original text, or after conversion of the text for online display.
  • Portals offering access to extensive collections of e-texts.

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e-book resources

ACLS Humanities Ebooks

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Archaeologia Scotica

Archive of Celtic-Latin literature

ASA Monographs

The Assayer

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Conference Series

Avalon Project

Bible Gateway

The Bible in English

Blackwell Reference

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads

Business Insight

Cambridge Collections Online

CELT - Corpus of Electronic Texts

Cetedoc Library of Christian Latin Texts Volume I and II

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Documents for the History of Economics

Dynamic Human Anatomy

EEBO - Early English Books Online

ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Election Manifestos

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature

Embryonic Disk

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Gallica - Bibliotheque Nationale

Glasgow Digital Library Ebooks

Google Books

Gray's Anatomy 1918

Gutenberg Bible (Göttingen University Library copies)

Gutenberg Bible (British Library copies)

Hartlib Papers

HeinOnline English Reports

Hathi Trust Digital Library

HeinOnline - Legal Classics Library

Interactive Neuroanatomy : An Atlas of Structures, Sections and Systems

International Children's Digital Library

Internet Archive

The Latin Library

Legal Classics Library from HeinOnline

LION (Literature Online)

MGH (Monumenta Germaniae Historica)

Middle English Compendium




OAPEN - open access humanities and social sciences books

Online Books Page

The ORB (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies)

Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Text Archive

Past Masters

Patrologia Latina

Perseus Digital Library

Project Gutenberg

Renaissance Festival Books

MIT Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Quarto

Social Policy Pamphlets

Textes de la Renaissance

Transport Pamphlets

Words Without Borders