It’s not all about the print – we have e-books too.


It’s not all about the print – we have e-books too.

The library has thousands of e-books which will help you in your studies. In this blog post we will outline some of the e-book collections that you can use at CCCU.

Library Search

The Library’s online digital discovery tool Library Search is the go-to place to start looking for e-books, as everything that is on Library Search has the gold seal of approval as it has been chosen by your tutors.

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Eighty academic eBooks on comparative and international education. Find it under B in Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Bloomsbury Open Access

The titles in this ever-growing collection are free to view on Bloomsbury Collections and cover subjects such as Film and Media Studies, Politics and International Relations, History, and Education. Please click here to access.

Digital Public Library of America

A mix of images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States aimed at a general audience. It includes primary source sets which can be shared on Google Classrooms. Useful for education and history students. Please click here to access.

Directory of Open Access Books

A directory of open access academic, peer reviewed books by university presses such as Liverpool and Manchester UP . Please click here to find out more. A multi-disciplinary resource which is really worth a browse.

Historical Texts

Historical Texts brings together four historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection and the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL). It is useful resource for English literature and students of the Early Modern period. Please click here to access.

Human Kinetics Library

A collection of cross-searchable e-books and videos on fitness, exercise, coaching and sport. Great for health, dance and sport science students. Find it under H in Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Internet Archive

A non-profit library containing copies of digitized books. Titles are added daily. Books published prior to 1923 are available for download (although some limitations due to US/UK copyright law), and hundreds of thousands of modern books can be borrowed. Multi-disciplinary. Click here to access.

JSTOR Open Access books

More than 6,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, are available at no cost to readers.Please click here to access.

Online Books Library

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Please click here to access it.

Oxford Scholarly Editions (Medieval and 18th century prose)

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides full-text access to hundreds of editions with authoritative editorial notes directly alongside the text and advanced search between or within editions.
Find it under O in Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Oxford Scholarship Online (Music Collection)

A collection of music titles published by Oxford University Press. Find it under O in Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Project Gutenberg

Thousands of out-of-copyright works of literature. Good for English literature students studying pre-20th century novels. Click here.

Project Muse

Project MUSE contains humanities and social science e-books and journal articles. Find under P in Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Proquest Ebook Central

Multidisciplinary. Hundreds of titles. You can access the collection via Find Databases A-Z on Library Search.

Science Direct

A mixture of book chapters, e-books and journal articles in the sciences. For access, go to Find Databases A-Z.

Taylor and Francis Ebooks

E-books for education, science, technology, engineering, medicine, humanities and social science. Please click here to access. To find out more you can read the Taylor and Francis guide to searching.

We hope you enjoy our e-book collection. If you have problems accessing titles from your own device, please read the guide to accessing resources from home.