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  • A somewhat more specialized collection, the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection consists of 4300 titles that represent both the digitalization of already published titles, and books published exclusively in electronic format.  Books are selected based on a  “criteria for inclusion in the collection stress[ing]  a title’s importance to humanistic studies, not its print status.” The collection is grown with in consultation with 72 learned societies.  These e-books are an important collection within the catalog for the undergraduate consideration of the humanities.

  • E-books and other digitized materials from the Center for Research Libraries. CRL digitization projects prioritize materials not readily available in electronic form from other sources. Includes historical documents, memoirs, travel writing and other primary source materials, foreign dissertations and government reports. Notable collections include materials from the MSU Africana Collection, and books on South and Southeast Asian literature, music and dance.

  • EBL e-books are a substantial collection of electronic texts available through Encore, ODYsseus, and the ConnectNY catalog.  EBL e-books strengthen our collection in areas like economics, business, education, modern languages, performing arts, religious studies, and networked information technology.  Among the presses contributing titles to EBL books are Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, and Harvard University Press.  EBL e-books are published through ConnectNY, when you open an EBL e-book you will need to login using the authentication process for borrowing titles in ConnectNY.

  • The Ebsco E-Books project represents a substantial addition to the collection of the SLU Libraries, providing digital access to titles that represent all of the academic disciplines at St. Lawrence.  Ebsco e-books are likely in any Encore or ODYsseus search results list. Ebsco E-book titles represent university presses, specialized trade presses, literary presses, and together provide digital access to scholarly, trade books, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.   

  • Books and other materials published between 1700 - 1800 in Great Britain and a number of British Colonies.  Includes titles from the eighteenth century in the English Short Title Catalogue, and contemporary works that provide analysis of those titles.  Fully searchable.

  • This is a collection of research and reference for major global environmental issues. The specific topics covered include sustainability (theory and practice), global environmental change, global warming, environmental health, green ethics, green education, water, and environmental history. We believe this collection will facilitate work in Environmental Studies, our Sustainability Program, Biology, Conservation Biology, Government, and the work in the humanities and social sciences that ask students to consider the environment.

    The sixty titles in the collection can be consulted individually, and the entire collection is searchable, title by title access with be available in Encore and ODYsseus.

  • Literary Reference Center features a collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.

    In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus and much more.

  • This collection consists of 19th century British publications.  There is a remarkable variety of materials in these collections: books, pamphlets, broadsheets, playbills, correspondence, diplomatic reports, diaries, photographs, and maps.  The materials are published as PDF files and many of the visual images within the publications are of very high quality. 

  • OverDrive@SLU includes popular titles, fiction, current events titles, biography, and audiobooks to complement our Browsing Collection. You can check out and download the ebooks you want to your computer, e-reader, MP3 player, or other handheld device.

  • These are Oxford University Press e-books that are found by Encore or ODYssues searches.  There is an abstract for each title, and then the content accessible through chapter titles.  Chapters can be saved or printed by clicking on the View PDF link, and then using Adobe Reader print or save options. The Oxford Scholarship Online platform has been optimized for use with mobile devices.  Downloaded files are viewable if your device has a PDF viewer installed.

    The Browse By Subject feature includes titles we do not license, and thus will not have the online content.  We may have these titles in print, or they can be requested through ConnectNY or Interlibrary Loan.

  • Safari Books Online provides access to more than 21,000 digital ebooks and videos on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos and much more. Users can search thousands of books simultaneously online.

  • Women’s Writers Project is 358 complete texts written between 1526-1850.  These texts bring together nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and plays.  There is a timeline so that texts can be chosen by date of composition, and texts can be browsed by genre.  An attractive reader opens to the right of the screen and can be expanded to full screen. 

    There is no print or download capability.  We do have some of these texts in our print collection, and many titles can be accessed in print through ConnectNY.

Books... News & Announcements

  • eBooks from Overdrive

    Overdrive is an eBook Service

    OverDrive@SLU includes popular titles, fiction, current events titles, biography, and audiobooks to complement our Browsing Collection.

  • NNYLN Grant Awarded

    Artist's Book Collection

    The library has been awarded a grant of $8,297 by the Northern New York Library Network to assist the library in improving its collection of digitized versions of items in its library collection.

  • eBooks and eBook Collections

    The SLU Library is rapidly acquiring new eBooks and eBook collections.  We welcome feedback and recommendations from St. Lawrence faculty, students and the wider community regarding titles of interest. 

  • Credo eBook Collections

    Credo Reference eBook Collection

    Credo's Environmental Studies Collection of eBooks includes sixty-four reference works from eight academic publishers such as Berkshire, Elsevier Science and Technology, and Sage.

  • Rockwell Kent Exhibit & Collection

    The Far Horizon

    The Rockwell Kent collections at St Lawrence University consist of over 100 pieces of correspondence, 15 original prints, dozens of books as well as drawings and ephemera. The collections are housed in Special Collections, Owen D. Young Library and at The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.