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The Directory of Open Access Books is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an Open Access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository. This Open Access resource is provided as a courtesy from the library, we cannot guarantee full text access.
A project of the non-profit Internet Archive, the Open Library provides electronic access to more than 3M books. Books in the public domain are available for download, and modern books can be borrowed via controlled digital lending. Note: Requires you to create a username and password click More Info (below)
Create a user account at https://archive.org/account/signup
Once you are on the platform, follow these steps.
1. Search for title.
2. Click: Borrow. You will be taken to the preview page.
Borrowing loan period default is 1 hour but may be changed to 14 days.
3. Read eBook in the viewer, or download by using Adobe Digital Editions.
eBooks are automatically returned, or you can return early by clicking on Return It.
Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books, has over 20,000 free books available for online viewing or downloading.
Finding Books and Articles Using OneSearch
This video explains hot to use OneSearch to find books, both physical and electronic, as well as articles.
City College OneSearchCity College OneSearch combines in one searchable place three things: the CUNY library catalog; a massive index of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers; and unique digital content from the library. The purpose of a discovery service is to allow patrons to search quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content while providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that information seekers have come to expect.