University Libraries acquire thousands of new valued e-Books

August 31, 2016

The University Libraries is always on the lookout to develop its collections in order to best support research and teaching at AUB.

Recently, the UL has expanded its e-book offerings immensely, and now library users have a huge number of e-Books at their fingertips.

More than 800,000 scholarly books from major publishers and university presses are now available as e-Books and are accessible via the library’s list of e-books.

Most of the acquired e-Books are fully searchable and allow for unlimited user access, so that multiple people can read them at the same time.

We invite you to explore these collections.

Below is a listing of some of these acquired collections:

Subject Collection
Humanities and Social Sciences Brill E-Books
De Gruyter eBooks
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
Taylor & Francis eBooks
Early Arabic Books Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library
Early English Books Early English Books Online
Early European Books
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Science and Technology Elsevier eBooks
Springer Books
SCI-TECHnetBASE
University Press Scholarship Online

Get tips on how to find and download e-books from our collections by visiting our

e-Books Research Guide.

“Read More” below to view descriptions of the listed collections.

For more information, contact the University Libraries by phone on extensions 2620/1/9

or by email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or via the Ask A Librarian form

Humanities and Social Sciences

Brill E-Books

The library is subscribed to the complete collection of electronic books up to 2016. A rich collection of e-books on the subject areas of History [1388 titles], Biblical Studies [913], Religious Studies [442], and Middle East and Islamic Studies [347], relevant for users studying the history of the Middle East. AUB researchers from the Center of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMS), Center for Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy, and Department of History can highly benefit from this collection. Subjects covered are Islam, History, Culture, Language, Philosophy, Theology, Mysticism, Social and Political Studies. Sample titles are Arab Painting, Arabic Manuscripts, Arabic-English Dictionary of Qur’anic Usage, Facts and Artifacts: Art in the Islamic World, Foreign Vocabulary of the Quran, Historic Cities of the Islamic World, Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion, Male Domination – Female Revolt, and much more.

Further details at http://www.brill.com/brillonline/brill-e-books

De Gruyter eBooks

The library is subscribed to the complete collection which includes books published between the years 2005 and 2017.  De Gruyter eBooks is a multidisciplinary collection of electronic books and textbooks from many reputable publishers such as Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press, Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Toronto Press, University of Pennsylvania Press and others. De Gruyter eBooks has a rich collection of books on the subject areas of History (16023), Literary Studies (10779)Linguistics and Semiotics (9630), Social Sciences (6386), Theology and Religious Studies (5716), Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (4103), Economics (3152). The collection is mainly relevant to anyone studying history, literature and language, religion, classical and ancient Near East. AUB researchers from Anis Makdisi Program in Literature, Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of English, and Department of History can highly benefit from this collection. The collection is multilingual and covers 28 subject areas including: architecture and design, arts, chemistry, classical and Ancient Near Eastern studies, computer science, economics, engineering, history, industrial chemistry law, library and information science, life sciences, linguistics, literacy studies, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, religion, social sciences, and more. Being multidisciplinary, this collection also supports the university curriculum.

Further details at https://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/e-books/ebooks

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

OSEO’s content constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature and Classical Studies. OSEO provides access to around 880 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin authors, including all of Shakespeare’s plays, the complete works of Jane Austen, Ovid, and Virgil, the poetry of John Donne, and works by Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham. It is an essential resource for faculty, students and researchers interested in classical English literature. AUB researchers from the Department of English can highly benefit from this rich collection of primary materials. The collection ranges across a wide variety of subject areas, from philosophy, literature, and theology, to economics, linguistics, and medicine.

Further details at http://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/page/2/about

Taylor & Francis eBooks

The library is subscribed to the complete collection of Taylor and Francis: Humanities and Social Sciences Ebooks until 2016. The collection is relevant for users interested in humanities and social sciences topics, and provides access to eBooks from across humanities, politics, social sciences, behavioral sciences, economics, finance & business, education and law. AUB researchers from the Center for Arts and Humanities, Institute of Financial Economics, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, Department of Education, Department of Psychology, Department of Economics, Department of Political Studies and related entities can highly benefit from this rich collection of books and reference works. Leading titles are from Taylor and Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press.

Early Arabic Books

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library orأمهات الكتب العربية المطبوعة من المكتبة البريطانية   is a digital library of pre-20th century Arabic printed books. This historical collection includes a wide range of works that were published over a period of 400 years, from the 15th to 19th centuries. The collection is particularly strong in the following areas: Classical texts of Islamic scholarship, Arabic literary writing, Rare 18th century publications from presses in the Levant, Early Arabic books printed in Alexandria on presses brought into Egypt by the French, Bulaq printing, Early Arabic journals and newspapers. The collection is intended for historical, Islamic, linguistics and literary research purposes. AUB researchers from the Center of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMS), Center for Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy, and Department of History will highly benefit from this collection. In addition to books printed in Arabic script, the collection includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European works.

Further details at http://gale.cengage.co.uk/images/EAPB_Brochure_WEB.pdf  or

Early English Books

Early English Books Online

A digitized collection of printed books published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. The collection includes over 125,000 rare works and provides research opportunities in literature, history, linguistics, and other disciplines. AUB researchers from Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and Department of English will benefit from the unique perspective provided by this collection. The collection includes works by famous authors such as Shakespeare, Spencer, Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. Subjects covered include English literature, language and linguistics, history, music, philosophy and religion. EEBO covers more than 30 languages from Algonquin to Welsh, and variant editions and multiple copies. EEBO consists of facsimile images scanned as listed in the following collections:

Further details at http://eebo.chadwyck.com/about/about.htm

Early European Books

A digitized collection of rare books and incunabula printed in Europe or in European languages from 1450-1700. The collection offers full-color, high-resolution facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources and mainly consists of non-English materials. It is a good resource for AUB researchers interested in the history of Europe. The collection is built in partnership with major European libraries: The Royal Library (Copenhagen, Denmark), National Central Library in Florence (Florence, Italy), The National Library (The Hague, The Netherlands), Wellcome Library (London, UK), and National Library of France (Paris, France).

Further details at http://eeb.chadwyck.com/info/about.do

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

The collection is a comprehensive digital edition of “The Eighteen Century”, the world’s largest library of the printed book on microfilm. It contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title (more than 180,000 titles) printed in the United Kingdom between 1701 and 1800. It is an excellent resource for AUB researchers on the eighteen century and the period of the Enlightenment in Great Britain. The collection includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and other materials and covers a wide range of subjects including: history, geography, arts, literature, law, science, medicine, social sciences, philosophy, and religion.

Further details at http://gale.cengage.co.uk/product-highlights/history/eighteenth-century-collections-online.aspx

Science & Technology

Elsevier eBooks

The library is subscribed to the complete collection of electronic books. The content of this multidisciplinary eBooks collection is divided into four main subject collections: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and & Humanities. The collection includes high quality books and is considered as an essential scholarly source for all type of users (undergraduate, graduate, faculty and researcher).

Springer Books

Springer eBook collection delivers complete access to the largest single publisher collection of scientific, technical and medical publications (STM) and is considered as an essential scholarly source for all type of users (undergraduate, graduate, faculty and researcher). The library is subscribed to the complete collection including ‘Springer EBooks Collection’ (200,000 titles) and ‘Springer Book Archive’ (110,000 titles). The work titles available are divided into eight ‘Subject Collections’:

  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

Further details at http://resource-cms.springer.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/10374/data/v3/eBook+Brochure

SCI-TECHnetBASE

The library is subscribed to the complete collection of SCI-TECHnetBase ebooks until 2016. The collection is an essential scholarly source for all type of patrons interested in science, technology and medicine ebooks. SCI-TECHnetBase is part of Taylor and Francis Group and is rich in books on biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, life science, material science, and medicine. It allows access to full text handbooks, references, and monographs published by CRC Press.

Further details at http://www.crcnetbase.com/page/science_technology_ebooks

University Press Scholarship Online

A large collection of academic books published by leading university presses around the world, including Oxford University Press, University of California Press, American University in Cairo Press, and Manchester University Press. The library is subscribed to the complete collection of eBooks, which is an essential resource for AUB scholars, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students interested in humanities and social sciences. Main subjects covered are: classical studies, financial economics, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology.

Further details at http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/about-upso/about

Share on: Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Leave a Reply