Open Book Publishers are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Their site currently offers 173 EBooks that cover a broad range of subjects.
The Internet Archive is making the 1.4 million books in its lending library available for free worldwide as digital books via Open Library!
All you need to do is set up an account and you can access up to 10 books online at a time and read them on devices.
Whether you need textbooks, classic literature, genre fiction or just a good read, it’s worth a look.You can also create and share reading lists, browse by genre and share what you’re reading on social media.
A large number of universities and other academic institutions are making eBooks and digital journals and articles freely accessible via Project Muse. At present, there are 15000 + books and 230 + journals available, with more being added regularly These resources cover a great variety of subjects and topics. Visit the Project Muse website via the link below for links to all participating institutions.
Access is available until 30th June 2020 – please be aware of this.
ProQuest EBooks are now available for unlimited borrowing – meaning you will no longer have to wait to borrow an EBook.
Proquest Ebook Central is home to titles from the JISC eBooks for FE project, which aims to give sixth form students free online access to important books for their studies. Titles available cover a wide range of subjects and are presented in a full colour, easy to navigate online reader.
We are currently unsure of how long we have extended access to this resource for – please be aware of this.
University of Michigan Publishers has made their digital and ebook collection free and accessible to all. It specialises in humanities and social sciences but covers many other academic disciplines. Resources focus on subjects including:
- Media Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Business and Economics
This is currently available until 30th June 2020.
Examines novels from various cultures and time periods and provides academic critique. This includes classic novels such as Frankenstein, The Bluest Eye and Catch 22 but also more recent releases such as The Fault in Our Stars and Harry Potter. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance. Really useful for an introduction and overview to a novel.
We are currently unsure of how long we have access to this resource for – please be aware of this.
This collection of eBooks which feature titles on topics including Business, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Sport has been made available by the publisher.
We are currently unsure of how long we have access to this resource for – please be aware of this. Access only possible with the link below.
A range of eBook resources and collections made available by Manchester University Press. These include
- Manchester Film Studies
- Manchester Gothic
- Manchester History of Medicine
- Manchester Literature Studies
- Manchester Medieval Sources online
- Manchester Political Studies
- Manchester Religious Studies
Access is open to all until 30 June 2020. You can access via institutional login but you may need to reset your password. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access assistance if required.