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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.

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Ebooks at Vassar

From the search box on the homepage, there are multiple ways to find ebooks available to the Vassar academic community. Remember to sign into the proxy server if you're off campus!

 

Ebook collections

Vassar has access to a number of ebook collections from various publishers and distributors. Some of these offer search platforms that you may want to search directly, or include on a Moodle site or assignment for students to search themselves. View resources for ebooks in our Databases list or try one of the following: 

  • JSTOR
    • In Advanced Search mode, narrow results to BOOKS
  • Cambridge Companions
    • Series of anthologies by leading scholars covering literature, classics, philosophy, religion and cultural studies.
  • Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
    • Critical, annotated editions of primary texts in interlinked format. OSEO currently includes writers active between 701 and 1901, plus Roman and Greek authors — from Aristotle, Austen, Bentham, Catullus, Dickens, and Donne through to Plato, Virgil, and Wordsworth
  • ACLS Humanities
    • Collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences. These titles are presented in collaboration with more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the Humanities EBook (HEB) collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies. 
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
    • Searchable platform of books from multiple academic publishers. Chapters and books can be downloaded for offline reading and printing.