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eBooks from the Chester Fritz Library

ACLS Humanities eBooks

ACLS Humanities E-Book

An online, fully searchable collection of over 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. Frequently cited in the literature, these titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies and include many prize-winning works. Users may also access online book reviews from leading journals.

Features:
  • Search specific titles or authors, browse subjects or browse series
  • Allows unlimited simultaneous users
  • Titles have options to display table of contents, images, reviews
  • Download and e-reader options for each chapter
  • Print / Download 10 pages at a time
  • Export citations
Faculty may link to the book Citable Link permanent URL for courses, e.g. Lost Harvests 
  • Format each link for off campus access
  • Individual chapter downloads do not produce stable links for courses
  • Print chapters for personal research use only; permissions required for course use
Search for ACLS Humanities E-Books two different ways
  • Click on the link below to stay just within that collection portal
  • Use our Library Search and type ACLS Humanities E-Book as a search term

 

EBSCO eBooks

The Chester Fritz Library purchases individual titles from EBSCO, which offers ebooks from nearly every publisher and subject area. Like the other ebook platforms, these ebooks show up in the Library Search, but can also be accessed through the database.
  1. Select EBSCO eBook Collection from the library's Quick Links
  2. Search or use the "Browse by Category" option to limit by a topic, such as "Literature and Criticism"

See the Using eBooks page for more details on using EBSCO eBooks.

JSTOR eBooks

We have an evidence-based acquisition agreement with JSTOR, which gives us access to thousands of ebooks in nearly every subject area. While these titles show up in the Library Search, you can also go to JSTOR to browse what we have from them by subject:
  1. Select from the library's Quick Links, JSTOR
  2. Select "Browse - By Subject."
  3. Select a topic and click on the "Books" tab to see a list of books for that topic.

ProQuest eBooks

The Chester Fritz Library purchases individual titles from ProQuest, which offers ebooks from nearly every publisher and subject area. Like the other ebook platforms, these ebooks show up in the Library Search, but can also be accessed through the database.
  1. Select ProQuest eBook Central from the library's Quick Links
  2. Search or use the "All subjects and indexing" drop-down option to search for a particular subject, such as "engineering"
See the Using eBooks page for more details on using ProQuest eBooks.

Salem Press eBooks

When the Chester Fritz Library purchases Reference titles from Salem Press, they freely offer an ebook version.

Subject Area handbooks and encyclopedias in:

  • Literature
    • Access critical insights and surveys of various works
  • History
    • Includes American decades; Countries, Peoples, and Cultures worldwide
  • Science
    • Information relating to Earth Science, Global Warming, Forensic Science, etc. 
  • Heath
    • Explore various health topics
  • Careers
    • In Chemistry & Physics
Like the other ebook platforms, these ebooks show up in the Library Search, but can also be accessed through the database.
  1. Select Salem Press from the library's Quick Links
  2. Search by keyword in individual titles or all books at once; browse contents of specific titles

Subject Specific Collections

Popular eBooks from GF Public Library

The Grand Forks Public Library subscribes to Libby (formerly Overdrive), which includes thousands of popular ebooks.

  • If you don't already have a Grand Forks Public Library card, you can get one using their online submission form:
    • Use your dorm address or
    • Off-campus housing address

If you belong to any public library in North Dakota, you also have access to RBDigital, which includes ebooks, magazines, and comics.