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e-book collections

Visit the links below to access our various e-book collections.  We also have separate listings for our reference and history e-book collections:

List of collections

Collections A - C

Academic Library 

Pluto Press

Provides full-text access to the following collections: Electric Book: Political Economy; Pluto Press: Anthropology and Development Studies; Pluto Press: Culture and Media Studies; Pluto Press: Politics and International Relations.

ACLS Humanities E-Book 

American Council of Learned Societies

A fully searchable collection of over 1700 high-quality ebooks in the humanities which have been reviewed and recommended by scholars. The Project is a collaboration of 12 learned societies, 95 publishers and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.

ACM Digital Library 

Association for Computing Machinery

ACM members or full-level subscribers have access to full text context, plus all searching functionality. Provides access for non-subscribers and the general public to search/browse options offered on the main home page for ACM publications.

Adam Matthew 

Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world

ASCE Library 

American Society of Civil Engineers

A comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The ASCE Library includes ASCE conference proceedings beginning in 1998, and all ASCE journal and periodical volumes published since 1995. ASCE Library provides the latest civil engineering knowledge and its practical implications. The University of Manchester Library provides access to over 350 eBooks and over 30 eJournals through the ASCE Library.

Bibliotech OUP chemistry primers 

Oxford University Press

Bibliotech is a webapp and database providing students with access to OUP chemistry primers.

Cambridge Companions Online 

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge companions online offers subject or theme based access to cross-searchable ebook collections, including Cambridge companions complete collection with its three sub-collections: Cambridge companions to literature and classics, Cambridge companions to philosophy, religion and culture, and Cambridge companions to music. Each collection is updated with new Companions on publication.

Cambridge Histories Online 

Cambridge University Press

This site allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series, searchable by author, title and subject. Continually updated with new volumes taken from the print series as soon as they become available, this collection represents an impressive breadth and depth of scholarship that offers an unmatched resource for today's historians.

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections


The name Chadwyck-Healey has been synonymous with innovation in electronic publishing since the release of the English Poetry Full-Text Database in 1992. Today, Chadwyck-Healey is the specialist humanities publishing imprint of ProQuest, and continues to be associated with a growing portfolio of electronic publications known and used the world over.

Collections D - J

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

OAPEN Foundation

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

EBook Central


See ProQuest Ebook Central.

EBSCOhost eBooks 


EBSCOhost offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

Elsevier Elibrary 


Elsevier Elibrary provides you with multi-user digital access to an extensive range of core medical, nursing and dentistry books.

Emerald Books Business, Management and Economics 


Emerald Books address and explore some of the world’s most topical issues, from the global financial crisis to social media, from sustainability to virtual learning, ensuring our research continues to have impact and relevancy for students, researchers, practitioners, businesses, government departments and institutions worldwide. Currently includes over 2,350 titles.



Provides access to several databases of journals, newspapers and other material, each of which has a name, a date range, and a description. The databases available are from the standard Gale Group collections.



Full text image-based searchable database of legal periodicals. Database coverage for each periodical is from the beginning issue to the most current allowed under contract. HeinOnline also includes The English Reports, the Federal Register Collection, a Treaties and Agreements Library, a U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law and a number of full text books including the Legal Classics Library.

IEEE Xplore 

IEEE Xplore

Provides full text access to technical literature from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. Content is from 1988 onwards with select content back to 1953.



Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

Collections K - R

Kluwer Arbitration 

Wolters Kluwer

Kluwer Arbitration is the world's leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. There is also exclusive access to ICC cases and awards.

Lexis Library 


Provides full text law reports, legislation and journal articles from the UK, European Union and the United States as well as commentary and forms and precedents, including Halsbury's Laws and the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents. The database includes the various "All England" series, "Butterworths" series, "Halsbury's" series, and sources for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Manchester Hive 

Manchester University Press

Manchester Open Hive 

Manchester University Press 



MedicinesComplete provides a comprehensive online resource allowing access to publications including: British national formulary -- Clarke's analysis of drugs and poisons-- Dietary supplements--Herbal medicines Martindale: the complete drug reference -- MeRec bulletins -- Pharmaceutical excipients -- Stockley's drug interactions -- Stockley's interactions alert.



See ProQuest Ebook Central.


OAPEN Foundation

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe. Subject areas covered include: Society and social sciences; Humanities; Economics, finance, business and management; The arts; Law; Literature and literary studies; Language; Earth sciences, geography, environment, plannings; History.

Ovid ebooks 

Ovid Online

Includes the full text of a range of medical and nursing titles including the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins biomedical and nursing e-books collection (23 titles), variously referred to as the LWW nursing core collection. 

Project MUSE 

John Hopkins University Press

This service provides access to a selection of e-books, which are also listed on Library Search. The Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions on each e-book restrict the amount of content that you can print and copy when you read an ebook online. 

ProQuest Ebook Central 


This service provides access to a selection of e-books, which are also listed on Library Search. 

Royal Society of Chemistry ebook Collection 

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry's ebook collection provides in-depth, up-to-date and authoritative coverage across the chemical sciences and related areas. From monographs to educational textbooks and informative popular science titles these resources are a valuable reference for students, researchers and scientists in academia and industry.

Collections S - Z

SAGE Research Methods 


A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links over 100,000 pages of SAGE's renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Contains content from 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and handbooks, the entire 2Little Green Book,3 and Little Blue Book3 series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned videos.

ScienceDirect ebooks


This service provides access to a selection of e-books covering a broad and diverse range of scientific disciplines.

SIAM ebooks 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

A leading source of knowledge for the world’s applied mathematics and computational science communities. Provides access to approximately 400 books journals and conference proceedings published by SIAM over the past five decades.

Springer eBook Collection 


SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers over 1,250 fully peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online. Subject coverage includes: architecture, design, and arts; behavioural sciences; biomedical and life sciences; business and economics; chemistry and materials science; computer science, earth and environmental science; engineering; humanities, social sciences, and law; mathematics and statistics, medicine, and physics and astronomy.



Collection of online books. For details of individual titles available, see under: STAT!Ref, as a series title.

Taylor & Francis Online 

Taylor & Francis

Provides some full-text (page image) access to articles from journals published by companies in the Taylor & Francis Group. Subject coverage includes the sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. Quick search options include searching articles by citation, articles by text, and by specific publications. Quick browse options include browsing by publications, publishers, and subjects. Full text access restricted to institution subscriptions in print.

University of California eScholarship 

The University of California

The University of California eScholarship Repository offers a central location for depositing any research or scholarly output deemed appropriate by their participating University of California research unit, centre, or department. The repository provides persistent access and makes the content easily discoverable. It is a project of the eScholarship initiative of the California Digital Library within the University of California Office of the President. Users may browse research and scholarship by: campus, research unit, centre, or department, journals, peer-reviewed series, or seminar series. Full text searching is provided. Abstracts included.



Provides access to a selection of e-books which can be read online or downloaded straight to digital mobile/tablet devices.


Thomson Reuters

Includes EU & UK legislation, law reports & case digests, citators & analysis (commencement, amendment, subsequent treatment, history etc), Legal Journals Index, Financial Journals Index Archive (-Mar. 2006), selected full text law journals, news & current awareness, Woodfall's law of landlord and tenant, and Palmer's company law.

Wiley Online Library 


Access online journals, books, and other resources from John Wiley & Sons, including content from the key imprints Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, Jossey-Bass, and from hundreds of scholarly and professional societies. Wiley Online Library offers seamless access in a flexible and easy to use research environment. Register for content alerts and RSS feeds to keep current with the latest published research in your subject area.