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All of our e-books are included in the catalog (instead of a call number and availability, you'll see a link to Connect from Amherst College), but you can also search full text in the collections below.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Over 1,700 scholarly books, searchable full text
African Writers Series Complete texts of the Heinemann's African Writers Series
Cambridge Companions Complete Collection Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars
E-books (EBSCO/NetLibrary) Our legacy NetLibrary collection with hundreds of texts from a range of presses, primarily from 2000-01
ebrary Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers
EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700) Full text of over 125,000 titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library 70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more
Oxford Reference Online 100+ reference books from Oxford Univ. Press plus key titles from Oxford Companions series
Hathi Trust Digital library with 2 million books in the public domain, plus search of restricted titles
Jones Library (Amherst public library)