Login changes: Your login for remote access to Marx Library and Biomedical Library databases has changed. Your login name is your J Number and your password will be the same as your jagmail password.

See Using Marx Library Ebooks with Ereaders for instructions on how to download and read ebooks with a variety of ereaders. For information on ebook collections owned by the Biomedical Library see their E-Readers and E-Books page at http://biomedicallibrary.southalabama.edu/library/?q=ereaders

E-Book Trials

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences e-books NEW
Synthesis e-books: E-books catering to engineering and computer science NEW Expires 11/30/14
WSPC Mathematics NEW

Subscribed Collections

Knowledge Unlatched NEW

The Marx Library supports the Knowledge Unlatched project which seeks to make scholarly monographs available through Open Access. These titles are currently being cataloged and added to SOUTHcat.

JSTOR Ebooks

The Marx Library has purchased over 500 ebooks from JSTOR. To limit your search to books only, check Books under Narrow By. JSTOR titles are being cataloged and added to SOUTHcat, so you will soon be able to search for them there by limiting to Marx Library Electronic Books.

Harvard University Press Ebooks

The Marx Library has just purhased the Harvard University Press ebook collection. Currently we have access to 264 titles, with more to be added. You can limit to Licensed Access content only in the menu on the left.

EBSCO eBook Collections

EBSCO Academic Collection: the Marx Library has recently subscribed to the EBSCO Academic Collection. This subscription databases provides the Library with access to over 112,000 ebook titles on a variety of topics. Although these books need to be checked out, more than one person at a time can access, view and checkout these titles.

EBSCO eBook Collection: (formerly NetLibrary 3) is a collection of about 11,173 electronic books which you (student, faculty or staff) can search, browse, check-out and read on a computer or transfer to your ereader. The Marx Library has added two Teacher's Resource Collections, a Career Collection and a Test Preparation Collection to our ebook subscription. Do a Title search on the SOUTHcat Catalog: Teacher's resources.

The checkout period for books from EBSCO varies by collection. In order to check out a book, you must create an account with EBSCO. Click on Sign In at the top right on the blue bar, then choose Create a New Account. A maximum of 60 pages may be printed at one time.

Project Muse

The Marx Library has access to Project Muse's Three Year Complete collection, with a little over 4000 titles. To limit your search to books only, use the pulldown menu to the right of the search box and choose Books. Project Muse titles have also been cataloged and added to SOUTHcat, so you can also search for them there by limiting to Marx Library Electronic Books.

Oxford University Press Alabama Virtual Library

The Marx Library has access to books in these specific modules: Mathematics, Social Work, Public Health and Epidemiology, and Business and Management. This page was developed specifically for the Alabama Virtual Library and only has the books purchased by them to which we have access. Oxford titles have also been cataloged and added to SOUTHcat, so you can also search for them there by limiting to Marx Library Electronic Books.

Wiley Online Library Ebooks

The Marx Library has access to books in these specific collections: Computer Science and Engineering (154 titles), Environmental Chemistry (94 titles), Environmental Engineering (16 titles), Nanotechnology (71 titles), Neuroscience (25 titles) and Public Administration and Management (24 titles), for a total of 384 titles. There is currently no way to limit to only those books for which we have access, but the ones we bought will have an open lock icon lockafter the title. Wiley Online Library ebook titles have also been cataloged and added to SOUTHcat, so you can also search for them there by limiting to Marx Library Electronic Books.


The Marx Library has access to ebrary's Academic Complete collection, with approximately 70,000 titles, and has purchased the following additional ebrary collections (with about 500 titles): Business and Economics, Computers and IT, Education, Engineering and Technology, Environment, Psychology and Social Work, Special Needs Education, and Sports and Recreation.

Springer Ebooks

The Marx Library subscribes to Springer's 2005-2010 English/International ebook collection with access for one year to book series back to 1997. We've also recently added 2011 collections. Sort your results by date so that the books we have access to will appear first. You can also tell if a book is part of our collection if the square to the left of the title is green.green square Springer ebook titles have also been cataloged and added to SOUTHcat, so you can also search for them there by limiting to Marx Library Electronic Books.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

The ACLS Humanities E-Book project contains approximately 2800 books.The collection is available to USA faculty, staff and students on-campus and remotely. You can either search for a book using full-text, author, subject or title searches, or you can browse the list of books available.
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Access Medicine

Access Medicine contains books such as Harrison's Online and Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2009. For more medical e-books, see the Biomedical Library's homepage at http://biomedicallibrary.southalabama.edu/library/?q=ebooks

ARTFL Project

The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) contains nearly 2000 texts including classic works of French literature, various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and more. The collections are available to USA faculty, staff and students on-campus and remotely. You can search for books within each collection.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

From the Buros Institute. Full-text reviews for English-language standardized tests. (OvidSP)

R2 Library

From Rittenhouse. Contains separate libraries for medicine, nursing and allied health.

Ovid Books

Medical and nursing books.

McGraw Hill Ebook Library NEW

Medical and First Aid books

Knovel K-Essentials:

Access to International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Knovel Critical Tables, Smithsonian Physical Tables, Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, Military Handbook, Metallic Materials Properties Development & Standardization and Engineering Problem Solving: A Classical Perspective.
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Free Electronic Books

Remember that most of these are collections or links to older books, no longer under copyright protection.

Digital Books from Cornell University Libraries

Over 70,000 public domain works.

Google Book Search

". . . When we find a book whose content contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your search results. Click a book title and you'll see the Snippet View which, like a card catalog, shows information about the book plus a few snippets - a few sentences of your search term in context. You may also see the Sample Pages View if the publisher or author has given us permission or the Full Book View if the book is out of copyright. In all cases, you'll also see 'Buy this Book' links that lead directly to online bookstores where you can buy the book." [Always check our catalog first before buying a book online--that's what a library is for!]


Over 2 million out of copyright books. The collections can be searched by title, keyword or subject; the fulltext can be searched; or the public collections can be browsed.

Project Gutenberg : 20,000 free books

Universal Digital Library:

One Million Book Project at Carnegie Mellon University. You may need to download a djvu reader for some editions.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

American and English literature and western philosophy
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Humanities Text Initiative / Making of America

University of Michigan's digital collection including American primary documents

AMS Books Online

Free online books from the American Mathematical Society

National Academies Press

Books researched and published with monies from the National Academies of Science. Also available for sale. Look for the "free" version.

Free Books 4 Doctors -- Also "new" books

Online Books Page

Oxford Text Archives

2500 texts--some free

eScholarship Editions

Not all ebooks in this collection from the California Digital Library are older books; some are from the 1990s.
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Eldritch Press

Classics of American and English lit., translations of some French and Russian, some children's, miscellany.


A collection of novels, poetry, reference books, all out of copyright restrictions.

Perseus Digital Library

Texts and documents from ancient Greece, Rome, Renaissance and other items.


Miscellaneous collection out-of-copyright books. Try their Drama collection too.
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Electronic Text Center at University of Virginia

Some restricted, some free

Digital Book Index

A searchable database (free to use but requires you to login) containing information about more than 72,000 digitized books from over 1800 publishers.

Internet Public Library Books

Links to other online collections

Questia Online Library

Over 5000 books available free including Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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