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6. Discovering E-books: Other e-book databases

We have touched on our two largest e-book databases, both covering multiple subject areas. There are a number of other e-book databases available to OSU users, many of them subject specific. Here are just a few:


E-book Database Subject Areas Description
Safari Tech Books Online computer science, business Covers major computer programming/language publishers like O'Reilly, Prentice Hall, Pearson, Microsoft, and Cisco.  You can search for full text, including code fragments.
Knovel engineering Mostly reference-type books (encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.).
ClinicalKey health sciences Contains books and other content, such as guidelines and journal articles.
eBook Collection most Formerly called NetLibrary, this has select pre-2005 items on many topics.
HathiTrust most Search digitized books from many different schools. Some items may only be partially viewable.


Use the e-book databases list to determine which database is best for your need. The list will contain a short description and has an About Resource link in the list to see more about the item if you are unsure about it.




View the e-book databases list. Which database is probably LEAST useful for finding information on Shakespeare's play Hamlet?

  • Cambridge Histories Online

  • SIAM Reference Collection

  • Electronic Book Center

Our Answer:


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