The Library subscribes to well over 500,000 electronic books in many subjects. Most are available in large collections which can be searched through the publisher's interface; all are individually cataloged in JOSIAH (search for titles below). In addition to the collections to which the Library subscribes, several publically available e-book collections are listed.
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Current; McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine.com provides online access to medical textbooks, such as Harrison's Online; Hurst's The Heart; Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics; Schwartz's Principles of Surgery; the Lange Educational Library, and the Lange Self-Assessment Tool for National Boards Review. The textbooks are updated daily and may be searched by disease, test or drug for results in print, audio or video formats.
ACLS Humanities Ebook Project
A collection of full text scholarly works in history, archaeology, area studies and related fields, published between 1880 and the present. Some titles are available in XML and some can be Print-On-Demand for a fee.
Advances in Polymer Science (Springer Book Series)
A monographic series on that presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in polymer and biopolymer science including chemistry, physical chemistry, physics and materials science.
African Writers Series
For over 40 years, Heinemann's African Writers Series has published the key texts of modern African literature. It has a unique importance in the history of postcolonial writing. Release Seven of this online edition includes over 230 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nelson Mandela, Dambudzo Marechera, Christopher Okigbo, Okot p'Bitek and Tayeb Salih.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Ongoing; this database knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also.
American Mathematical Society Books Online
A list of sites that provide access to research level mathematics books online.
1740-1940; the American Periodicals database indexes periodicals from that time period, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)
Over 2,600 texts (mostly scholarly editions) ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The powerful search and retrieval engine, PhiloLogic3, enables scholars to perform textual analysis, and to limit and extend both the searches and search results from various points of view.
Deep Searching of eBooks with InfoGate
In addition to using Josiah for known items (author/title) and for LC Subject Heading searching, there are other ways to search deeply into some subscribed ebooks and many free ebooks: Google Book, Internet Archive, and Project Gutenberg searching and linking can be performed within these options.
- Enhanced searching of full text (chapters, indexes, and Table-of-Contents) -- use subject QuickSets and general QuickSet.
QuickSets are found at: http://sfx.brown.edu:8331/V?func=quick-1
Good for very specific searching, and discovering detailed portions of larger general works. Searches across aggregated full-text services (e.g. Early English Books, engineering handbooks, etc).
Not as good for general subject discovery ... see Josiah for controlled vocabulary and broad subject headings ... and to discover LC call number ranges for browsing the physical book stacks.
- Seamless federated searching of Josiah and fulltext ebooks
The QuickSets above offer one-stop searching of both Josiah and deep fulltext searching. This allows for both keywords within online texts and controlled subject headings within library subject catalogs. The less sophisticated search interface does not offer the best of either service, but it provides a good compromise for starting research. This will often lead researchers to more powerful native mode searching in various platforms.