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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 Includes historical documents, memoirs, travel writing and other primary source materials, foreign dissertations and government reports.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.

  • 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.

  • E-books purchased cooperatively by ConnectNY member libraries.   2009 - 2010 imprints published by Cambridge, Routledge, Oxford, and Palgrave.

  • Books and other materials published during the 19th century.  Asia and the West, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture, and European Literature 1790-1840: the Corvey Collection.

  • 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.

  • Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to the full-text of over 8,000 academic monographs in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law. With its inclusion in the wider University Press Scholarship Online platform, users are opened up to additional subject areas, including Archaeology, Anthropology, Film, Television, and Radio, and Society and Culture, helping to broaden users' research horizons.

  • 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 Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Brown University Women Writers Project. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period

Books... News & Announcements

  • Science Library Featured Collection

    Science Library Featured Collection

    Every month there is a theme collection of books featured in the Launders Science Library.  For the month of February, it's dinosaurs! (Who doesn't like dinosaurs?)

  • 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 S