ACLS Humanities eBooks
An online collection of around 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library.

EBSCO eBook Collections Close to 175,000 e-Books are available in this collection geared specifically to academic audiences and some tailored specifically for community college students. Topics include art, humanities, history, sciences, social sciences, political science, religion, technology and engineering, and many more. Users can search by title, subject, and author, as well as full-text. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database contains the full text of hundreds of subject specific reference books, which contain close to three-quarters of a million full text scholarly articles that originally appeared in print reference books. Note: The VC Library owns only some of the reference books included in this database in print form.

Hoopla Stream audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and read e-Books and digital comics. Restricted to current students, faculty, and staff with a valid 900 number only.


SpringerLink contains the full text of over 21,000 books available entirely online. These books cover areas such as nursing, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science, and chemistry.  They can be read by more than one person at a time. Entire book chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. You can also search for books in our online catalog. In addition, you can also access thousands of other articles, book chapters, textbooks, medical and biomedical protocols, and reference texts for free.

Very Short Introductions Published by Oxford University Press, the Very Short Introductions books provide a concise overview of a variety of topics in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Social Sciences. Print copies of Very Short Introduction titles are also available in the library.