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All MCC Library ebooks can be read online from anywhere with an internet connection. Certain eBook collections also allow for books to be downloaded for offline reading.
MCC Library's eBook Collections include:
Note: Downloading some MCC Library ebooks require free Adobe Digital Editions software. Reading ebooks on a mobile device (phone or tablet) may require reader software such as Bluefire.
eBook Central (ProQuest) sample book
eBook Collection (EBSCO) sample book
JSTOR provides access to over 6,000 eBooks from 75+.publishers. To search the Book collection visit JSTOR.
Enter your search term in the box and click Search.
On the results page, narrow the results to eBooks by checking the box next to "Books" in under "Primary Source Content" on the left side of the page.
On the results page, click on the title of the book you want. This will open the record for the eBook. From here you can:
- Read it online
- Download the PDF
- Find the citation in MLA or APA format.
Very Short Introductions eBooks
Very Short Introductions books offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects. These eBooks can only be read online.
To find a title visit Very Short Introductions.
You can browse by Subject or enter a search term and click search.
Choose a title on the results page. You can then read the title online.
Downloading ProQuest ebooks
- Choose Download Book when you find a book.
- Choose your device. (laptop, iOS, Android).
- Check out (Choose 1 – 21 days).
- Download chapter or book (PDF) to laptop or mobile device.
- Chapter download needs only PDF reader (page limit applies)
- Book download requires free Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID
- Mobile devices (iOS and Android) need free Bluefire Reader installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID
For more information and images of the steps in the download process, see ProQuest's guide.
Downloading EBSCO ebooks
- Choose Download when you find a book.
- Sign in to My EBSCO Host account (Free. one-time set up).
- Check out ( Choose 1 – 21 days).
- Download chapter or book (PDF or EPUB) to laptop or mobile device.
- Chapter and book download both require free Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID.
- Mobile devices (iOS and Android) need free Bluefire Reader installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID.
For more information about EBSCO ebooks, see this video (2:54).
Open Access eBook Collections
Directory of Open Access Books
A directory of academic, peer reviewed open access books.
An open-access digital library project run by the Internet Archive.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries. The Digital Library is a repository providing access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books that are out of copyright in the United States.
Free open-access medical books online.
National Academies Press Free eBooks
Created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine with more than 8,500 titles in PDF format.
Provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.
World Digital Library
Project of the U.S. Library of Congress and UNESCO. Makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
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