WVU Parkersburg’s library continues to expand its online content including e-books. Many of these e-books can be downloaded for free and are comprised of resources for students and teachers.
offers full-text, searchable databases of books in all academic disciplines. Combined, our aggregated and publisher-branded databases include more than 100,000 books, maps, reports and more from the world’s leading academic, trade and professional publishers.
Nideo tutorial for Ebook Central.
Ebscohost Ebook Collections
Ebscohost Ebookis the leading provider of eBooks and Internet-based content management services for the institutional library market.
DOAB (Directory of open access books)
DOAB (Directory of open access books) contains over 3000 monographs from university presses from around the world. Many of the titles may be downloaded as PDF files.
National Academic Press
National Academic Press provides access to over 5000 electronic books. Many of these ebooks may be downloaded at no cost.
OAPEN Open Access Library
OAPEN Open Access Library provides access to a wide range of electronic books. These ebooks may be downloaded at no cost.
ACLS Humanities E-Books
ACLS Humanities E-Books is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in humanities, recommended and reviewed by educators and featuring unlimited multi-user access.
Video tutorial for ACLS Humanities Ebook Project.
Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world’s biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision. Now, almost thirty years later, Project Gutenberg publishes an average of one e-text every day!
Read PrintFree online books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
The Library of Economics and Liberty
The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.
The Online Library of Liberty
The Online Library of LibertyThe Liberty Fund makes the classic texts which contributed to our modern understanding of the nature of limited government, individual liberty, and the free market more accessible to scholars, students and other interested individuals. The aim is to put online both facsimiles of these classic texts (in PDF format) as well as searchable HTML versions. These texts can be read on their own or in conjunction with numerous study aides such as short biographies of key authors, bibliographies, thematic and historical essays, and course syllabi.
Literature for Children
Literature for Children is a collection of the treasures of children’s literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950. At the core of this Collection are books from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, housed in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies at the University of Florida.
International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)
International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)The mission of the ICDL is to select, collect, digitize, and organize children’s materials in their original languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children 3-13 years old.