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ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB)
14-Nov-2012 Newsletter article

Envisioning humanities scholars searching for information often brings to mind pictures of researchers and students sitting at tables surrounded by books and other primary documents. With the growing popularity of online journal back files, such as JSTOR, humanities scholars are finding the value of having online access to full-text information. But what about books? Are we ready to give up the experience of having a book in hand and paging though the volume for that final bit of relevant information? Just as platforms such as JSTOR helped streamline the process for finding information and accessing scholarly articles, the libraries new ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) database does the same thing for books.

HEB offers online access to nearly 3,700 books in the Humanities. Fields currently covered include Area Studies in the following: Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Jewish Studies, Native Peoples of the Americas, Women's Studies. Historical Studies include African, American, Asian, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, European, Latin American, Law, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, and Science/Technology. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, History of the Book, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance, performance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

This collection provides seamless access to some of the most frequently cited humanities works. Best of all E-Books are available 24/7 to all members of the campus community regardless of where you are located. So, no need to wait for the library to be open or the book to be on the shelf to begin your research. You can access the full list of titles, as of Sept. 2012, here. Titles can be accessed through the e-Library's "Quick Search." Also, if you think an important title should be added to their collection you can e-mail them at info@hebook.org. Send the title, author, publisher, and publication date, as well as your name, position, and affiliation. All recommendations are added to their list of titles to be reviewed.

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