Books & E-Books

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Local Library Catalogs

OBIS, the Catalog of the Oberlin College Library, indicates which library has the item, the call number, and the circulation status and provides links to online sources.

OhioLINK Library Catalog lists the holdings of the more than 90 Ohio universities, colleges and community colleges and the State Library of Ohio.

To borrow OhioLINK materials, click on REQUEST THIS ITEM. More information about borrowing from OhioLINK...

Oberlin Public Library Catalog Oberlin College students may apply for library cards at the Oberlin Public Library, located on S. Main Street, across from the Post Office.

National and International Library Catalogs

Note: If you identify materials not listed in OBIS or available via OhioLINK, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan.

Major E-Book Sources

Use the ebooks tab in OBIS or search these collections individually:

eBrary -- see the ebrary Knowledge Base for help

  • no limit on simultaneous users
  • download the entire document for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions
  • download PDF, up to 15% of the book
  • print up to 30% of the book
  • accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle, without additional software
  • special features include highlighting, notes, bookshelf, and keyword search within the pages
  • many titles are leased (they can disappear)

EBSCO eBook Collections

  • one user at a time (some allow multiple users)
  • known viewing problems with Safari browser
  • print/dowload up to 60 pgs
  • we own these

Safari Books Online

  • computers, programs, technology & business
  • we lease these (they can disappear)

Project Muse OC subscription

  • Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Poetry, Fiction & Creative Writing
  • we own these

Humanities E-Book

(ACLS: American Council of Learned Societies)
  • broad range of topics
  • older imprints included

Early English Books Online (EEBO) OC subscription

  • digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in English from 1473-1700

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC)

  • Limited number of publishers (e.g. Springer, ABC CLIO, Oxford)
  • Primarily reference and science books

OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center

  • Content from OhioLINK member institutions only
  • Several Oberlin College departments are contributing honors papers

Oxford Reference

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Scholarship Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference books from a variety of publishers)

Sage Knowledge

Google Books

Hathi Trust Digital Library

Last updated:
February 11, 2016