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  • ABC-CLIO EBook Collection
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    This is a collection of reference books--encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, etc.--on all subjects, published in 2010. New titles will be added as they become available. You can search the entire collection by keyword, or look for a resource on a specific topic. Content is also available through Credo Reference and Reference Universe. Create a free personal account to save searches, notes, and bookmarks.
  • AccessMedicine
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    AccessMedicine is an eBook collection which also features fully integrated links to Gold Standard's Clinical Pharmacology drug database, with full length drug monographs. It offers self-assessment and other online learning tools to help study for the boards or prepare for re-certification, using Grand Rounds lectures, a self-assessment module included with Harrison's Online, and USMLEasy, and a student diagnostic and self-assessment tool with USMLE-type questions which is linked to a Customized Reading List from texts within AccessMedicine. The resource also includes Diagnosaurus, a diagnostic tool covering over 1000 differential diagnoses. It also includes 20,000 downloadable images, videos, and audio.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
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    Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of 2,200 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with nineteen learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
  • ASCE Library
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    ASCE Research Digital Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating articles across all disciplines of civil engineering. It provides unprecedented access to more than 40,000 full-text papers, published proceedings, e-books and standards.
  • Blackwell Reference Online
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    Blackwell Reference Online is a vast online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the social sciences. With more than 380 reference volumes available, and dozens more added each year, it is the largest social science and humanities reference collection available online.
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • Brill Online Reference Works
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    Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
  • Business Expert Press eBooks
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    A collection of over 180 concise ebooks on a wide range of business topics. Available with unrestricted access through the ebrary platform, these ebooks can be freely downloaded in their entirety. Topics include: Management, Planning, Revenue Management, International Business Enterprises, Globalization, Purchasing, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Consumer Behavior and more.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
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    With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, /Cambridge Histories Online/ allows instant access to the renowned texts of the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. The volumes are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas. Offering vastly improved accessibility to the print editions published since the 1960s, it is being continually updated with new volumes taken from the print series shortly after they are published. The extensive bibliographic referencing and other leading functionality, enhances usability and makes this resource ideal for any type of historical research.
  • Credo Reference
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    Credo Reference is a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 645 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference is the ideal place to start any research.
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
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    DOAB provides open access to over 854 Academic peer-reviewed books from 25 publishers.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
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    Early English Books Online (EEBO) a digital library of works from STC I (Pollard & Redgrave), STC II (Wing), and the Thomason Tracts - over 125,000 individual titles. Through EEBO, you can search the bibliographic citations, browse online the digital images of every page,download the digital images in PDF format for more extensive viewing and printing. From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement
  • Early European Books
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    This is an extraordinary resource at its inception and will be even more so upon its completion in a few years. The scope of the collection is to provide high quality color scans, from the originals, not from microfilm, of all material printed in Europe or in European languages from the birth of printing (c.1455) to 1700. Based on holdings of a variety of major European libraries. The three initial collections, ultimately represent 4.1 million pages, are based on library collections in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and England. The project is successor and a complement to the 125,000 titles in Early English Books Online (EEBO) already held by USC.
  • Ebook Library (EBL)
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    Ebook Library (EBL) is a web-based ebook lending platform.
  • Ebooks
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    Ebooks is a catalog portal to the substantial sub-set of electronic books, in all subject areas, included in OCLC WorldCat. As such is is the most comprehensive catalog of electronic books, from all vendors and publishers, in the world.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection
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    Academic Complete provides more than 115,000 full text, scholarly ebooks, supporting all academic subject areas. Titles can be used concurrently and most can be downloaded for off-line use.
  • Emerald
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    Articles from key journals and books in the fields of management, information science and engineering. Most, but not all, journals and books provide full-text access.
  • ENGnetBASE
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    One of the most comprehensive databases of engineering research
  • European Mathematical Society Publishing House e-Books
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    This site features the European Mathematical Society's entire e-book collection from 2004 up to the present.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
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    Contains encyclopedias and reference books in a variety of subjects.
  • gutenberg-e
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    The Gutenberg-e prize winning books represent the most distinguished and innovative scholarship delivered with creative and thoughtful use of digital technology. These books have undergone a rigorous academic review process by distinguished historians brought together by the American Historical Association and produced through a close collaboration between the authors and the electronic publishing staff at Columbia University Press. The books represent a range of historical subjects.
  • HOMELANDSECURITYnetBASE
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    From emergency response and disaster planning to counterterrorism, this eBook collection includes resources for emergency preparedness and response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, transportation security, biodefense, detection of radioactive and radiological materials, and research on next-generation security technologies. It covers homegrown and international terrorism, sleeper cells, and international law.
  • IET Digital Library - Books
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    USC provides access to 2010-2013 IET eBooks, 2013 IET Imprints and 1994-2013 SciTech eBooks.
  • McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library - Medical: First Aid Test Prep
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    The McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library allows librarians to monitor usage with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current with cutting-edge information for users.

    Library users have access to McGraw-Hill Professional's exceptional content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. They will find the search ability of the eBook Library simple to use with relevant, thorough results. Users can also create their own accounts, add notes, bookmarks and print parts of the book for their personal use.

  • McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library - Medical: Handbooks
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    The McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library allows librarians to monitor usage with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current with cutting-edge information for users.

    Library users have access to McGraw-Hill Professional's exceptional content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. They will find the search ability of the eBook Library simple to use with relevant, thorough results. Users can also create their own accounts, add notes, bookmarks and print parts of the book for their personal use.

  • MIT CogNet
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    The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Community Online featuring MIT Press journals and books, job postings, library resources, graduate studies information, seminar announcements and calls for papers.
  • National Academies Press Publications
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    As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press are downloadable to anyone free of charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. The mission of the National Academies Press (NAP) -- publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council -- is to disseminate the institutions' content as widely as possible. Topics includes Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Computers and Information Technology; Conflict and Security Issues; Earth Sciences; Education; Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Food & Nutrition; Health and Medicine; Industry and Labor; Math, Chemistry and Physics; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics; and Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
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    19th Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on archival collections of primary sources providing full-text, fully searchable content. The collection includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more in both Western and non-Western languages. Currently available are over 10,000,000 pages in the following modules: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange;British Politics and Society;British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High & Popular Culture//European Literature, 1790-1840.
  • Oxford Reference Online
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    The Core Collection brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Economics and Finance
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    Oxford University Press has an extensive list of publications in Economics and Finance. Authors range from classic thinkers to modern masters, including twentieth-century Nobel Prize winners, and come from across the globe. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Philosophy
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    A full text database of philosophy monographs in all areas of philosophy published by Oxford University Press. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Political Science
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    A cross-searchable digital library containing more than 200 classic and newly-published works in political science that include coverage of political theory, comparative politics, political economy, democratization, international relations, environmental politics, and American, European Union, UK and Russian politics. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Religion
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    A full text database of religion and theology monographs in all areas of religion and theology published by Oxford University Press. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • Safari Technical Books
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    Safari Techbooks Online provides e-books from the publishers specializing in computer application user and training manuals. These publishers imprints include such well-known names as Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, O'Reilly, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams. The Safari collection also includes some business and management texts.Users of this database can search, browse and read e-books online right from a browser, no additional software is needed.

    5 simultaneous users. USC only has access to books published in the most current three years.
  • ScienceDirect
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    Access over 1,400 peer reviewed academic journals and selected books.
  • SIAM ebook
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    This site features the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics' e-book collection.
  • SpringerLINK
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    The SpringerLink database is the online central access point for Springer resources in all disciplines including arts, humanities, and social sciences, with particular strength in Science-Technology-Medicine. USC has access to hundreds of Springer e-journals and 6,500 new e-books / e-reference works every year (over 38,000 so far). USC owns all Springer e-books / e-reference works from 2005 up to present.
  • Synthesis Collection
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    Synthesis is an engineering and applied science e-books collection from Morgan & Claypool, which synthesizes important engineering research or development topics in lecture series format.
  • Thieme E-Library
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    The Thieme ElectronicBook Library launches with the popular Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, the review and reference collection trusted by students and professionals worldwide for more than 40 years.
  • University of Adelaide Press (Open Access)
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    The University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library has established a digital Press with an electronic edition of each new book published as well as print.The electronic editions are Open Access and free, in PDF format.
  • University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions
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    The University of Pittsburgh Press and the University Library System have formed a partnership to make books published by the Press available online. By digitizing these volumes and distributing them freely on the Internet, the University of Pittsburgh Press is enabling greater access to the material previously available only as print editions.Pitt Press has selected 589 monographs for open access, including titles from the Pitt Latin American Series, Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, and Composition, Literacy and Culture. The majority of these titles are out-of-print, but are now available online.
  • Wiley online library
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    Provides access to over 2,000 academic journals and e-books.