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eBooks/Online Book Collections

A guide on how to find and use ebooks in your research including instructions on EBL and other ebook platforms. How to find a variety of ebooks and how to read them on your computer and/or download them to an ereading device.

Noteable Features of ACLS

  • Includes a permanent URL for titles. Note,this URL will not work until you have logged into the proxy server.
  • Cannot download an entire book to a computer or e-reader but can download 3 pdf pages at a time.  The pdf scanned version of a book allows copying and pasting.  
  • Includes reviews of the actual work you are reading.

ACLS Searching Tips

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  • ACLS Humanities E-Books : An online collection of over 3,300 books of high quality in the humanities. Topics include history, archaeology, area studies, art, folklore, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and women's studies.

Searching the ACLS Collection in the Library's Classic Catalog:


Search for a Specific Book in ACLS:

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Browse by Subject in ACLS:

Viewing and Downloading ACLS E-Books

  • ACLS E-Books cannot be downloaded in their entirety to a computer or an E-Reader.  However, one can download 3 pdf pages at a time and copy and paste from the pdf display of the book.
  • To view a book in pdf format, change the page view to pdf:

How to cite books from ACLS- examples

ACLS provides two examples of citing ACLS e-books.  For more detailed information on citation styles, visit the Research Guide on Citing Your Sources and Writing Styles.

acls red bookBooks with red logos are page image books and contain exact page images of the print book as well as page numbers for a note or citation.

Books with blue logos are encoded text, which use XML-coded text and does not have specific page numbers.