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Google Books
This digital database provides services from Google Inc. Users can search the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored.

Project Gutenburg
This website offers over 42,000 free eBooks. Users have the option of downloading or reading online. All eBooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. They were digitized and diligently proofread with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Open Access Thesis and Dissertations
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,660,285 theses and dissertation

Open Access books on JSTOR
More than 5,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers are now available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content and are freely available for anyone in the world to use.

Open Access eBooks
Open Access eBooks is an international publisher of eBooks. Open Access eBooks covers different disciplines of science, technology and medicine. Each eBook contains around 6 or 7 book chapters providing the latest inform

Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase the discoverability of Open Access books.

  • EBSCO eBooks

    EBSCO eBooks are online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation. You can search for e-books using Easy Search or by […]

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  • ProQuest

    ProQuest is a collection of many databases that provide access to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, and other publications. Mouse over Find on the library homepage then click on Databases. Task-Oriented Interface. The easy-to-use ProQuest platform is designed to guide academic users seamlessly through the research workflow. Users get up to speed quickly and […]

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  • JSTOR

    More than 5,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers are now available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content and are freely available for anyone in the world to use.  

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  • EMERALD

    Emerald Publishing Limited is a scholarly publisher of academic journals and books in the fields of management, business, education, library studies, health care, and engineering. Emerald Publishing has received its best ever Impact Factor results in the data release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate Analytics, with overall citations up by 41%. […]

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  • Botho University Repository

    Botho University repository captures the intellectual capabilities of staff, students and graduates through storing and showcasing their research.  

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  • VLEBooks

    VLeBooks is an eBook platform from Browns Books designed specifically for use in schools, colleges and universities. It is easy to use platform that allows students and teachers to access a vast database of educational resources to help learners excel and progress academically.  

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  • EBSCOhost

    EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast. It only contains articles from credible and venerable sources, many of which are not available elsewhere. This means that when […]

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