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eBooks at SHU

The Library offers access to tens of thousands of eBooks on a variety of subjects. Use Library Search on the Library homepage to locate and access eBooks. 

Why should you choose ebooks over traditional print items?

Some advantages include:

  • Multi-user ebooks which ease in assigning classroom readings due to unlimited user access to the item. Items are always available for on-campus and off-campus use
  • Ebooks allow you to adjust the font-size of the text
  • The read-aloud function turns an ebook into an audio book
  • Nothing to return or fall overdue, items expire once your loan ends or when you no longer access the item
  • Convenience of reading titles on your mobile device or ereader


Ebook Central

Authoritative ebooks in a range of subjects from the world's top publishers.

Use Ebook Central to quickly and easily find relevant ebooks and chapters; read online; search within the ebook; and highlight, take notes and bookmark pages in your online copy, stored on your bookshelf for you. You can also share your research with others, download ebooks and chapters to your laptop or mobile device, and more.

 Directory of open access books

A searchable database of peer reviewed scientific monographs that have been made accessible by academic publishers in open access. DOAB  provides direct links to the full text of the publications on the websites of the publishers. The collection covers all disciplines but focuses in particular on humanities, law and social sciences. All books in DOAB have a full open access license, making them ‘free to share’.

Oxford logo Oxford Handbooks Online

An outstanding collection of the best Handbooks across many different subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.

VLe Logo VLe Books

An enormous multi-disciplinary database of eBooks. You can search for a title or browse by subject category.

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