Charles W. Chesnutt Library provides students with access to a variety of eBook options. Ebooks are electronic copies of print books. They contain cover pages, table of contents, text and indexes. However, the greatest advantage of an eBook over a print book is that you can search the entire text of the book- this makes it much easier to find the part or parts of the book that you need.
The wonderful thing about eBooks is that because they are online, you can access them from any computer with an internet connection. You don't need to physically be at the library in order to do your research or view electronic books.
Databases with eBooks
Many of the databases owned by Charles Chesnutt Library include full text books as indicated by the list below. You can explore our databases on our library homepage and selecting Articles and Databases.
E-book collection emphasizing history & literature. It includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
While considered strongest in providing journal article access, Wiley Online Library also included full text (PDF) access to over 9000 books. Strong in social sciences, life sciences, humanities and physical sciences.
Coverage is from 1966 - present of journal articles and documents such as reports, handbooks, and monographs in education. ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals