It’s taken a while for our campus to embrace ebooks. But now that our ebrary titles are listed in Research@UWW, ebook usage is really taking off. Here are some of the ebook collections you’ll want to know more about.
ebrary Academic Complete Collections
The Library’s ebrary Academic Complete Collection gives users access to 130,000 academic and association press books in a wide range of subject areas. The ebooks are downloadable to devices or may be read online. The single sign-on feature means that whether you’re on-campus or off, you can access all your customizations within ebrary by signing in just once. To find ebrary (or any other) ebooks in Research@UWW, search for a topic, author or title. Then use the facets on the left to select Whitewater Online Resources and Books.
Evidence-Based Ebook Acquisitions
Most ebooks from other UW libraries cannot be borrowed via UW System Request as can print books. So the UW System has investigated ways to purchase ebooks jointly so they’re available to all UW users. This year, the UW System is conducting an evidence-based ebook acquisitions program for Project Muse and Taylor and Francis ebooks. All titles in these scholarly collections may be discovered via Research@UWW and may be viewed or downloaded. At the end of the year, we’ll review the usage across the UW System and make purchase decisions for individual titles. At that point, only the purchased titles will display in Research@UWW.
Other eBook Collections
- ABC-CLIO – this collection includes mainly history titles
- ACLS Humanities E-book – this collection includes mainly history titles
- Brill Ebook Collections – courtesy of UW-Madison, Brill’s collection includes Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linguistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
- eBook Collection (EBSCO) – this ebook collection contains thousands of e-books including many reference titles
- Gale Directory Library – provides access to Gale’s authoritative directories inclduing Market Share Reporter and Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media are available in this platform
- Gale Virtual Reference Library – this resource has 150 reference books in areas like business, education, history, literature, medicine, sciences and social sciences
- Oxford Reference Online – more than 200 dictionaries, encyclopedias and guides provide short articles on art, business, history, law, literature, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, religion, science
- Sage eReference – this is a small collection of ereference titles in psychology, sociology, education, and science
- Salem Press – this is a small collection of ereference titles in history, literature, science, and careers
- Wiley Online Library – includes 4,000 scholarly titles, many of which are shared by all UW libraries