Is the book you need already on loan? Working on your essay after the library has closed? Need to check a reference? Looking for a way to search a book that has no index? Ebooks and other full-text electronic resources could be the answer.
KINDLES - many students are now using Kindles. For more information on the pros and cons of using them have a look at this document. Citing a Kindle edition - be cautious about doing this and if possible find a print edition. However, there may be some help here and here.
n.b. If you don't see a link to the books on the right-hand side of the LibraryThing list, select 'Style B' from the tabs at the top.
ALERT - Cambridge Companions off-campus. We have had many reports of problems in accessing these. If all else fails use the link here to get to the main Collections page. You will be prompted for your Raven account login. A document here may provide more help.
- Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
- African Writers Series
- Oxford Bibliographies
- Literature Online includes many thousand electronic texts.
- Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
- Eighteenth-Century Collections Online is a comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century, the world’s largest library of the printed book on microfilm. When complete, the product will allow full-text searching of 26 million pages of material.
- Burney Collection of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Newspapers
- Middle English Compendium
- Oxford Text Archive
- Cambridge Companions Online offers electronic access to this extensive Cambridge University Press series of essay collections, many with a focus upon literary authors and works.
- Past Masters
- ebooks@cambridge: myilibrary
- ebooks@cambridge: netlibrary
- The Online Books Page
- Project Gutenberg