About the Virtual Book Shelf
On this page you will find links to select Ebooks that are available online through OU Libraries.
- Many, but not all, are available for use with unlimited number of users.
- Some may also be available in print editions in History of Science Collections or Bizzell
- Examples of Ebooks vendors whose books are included within the Local Catalog: ACLS Cambridge Univ. Press, Humanities, Ebrary, Proquest, Springer, Wiley
Ebooks NOT included on guide pages
- Books from OPEN LIBRARY (although shown in catalog these are from external site) Be sure to search for these!
- HATHI books made available during the emergency closure are no longer available
For more info on searching for Ebooks see: Searching for Books using World Cat & Online Sites
Copernicus in Context
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Periods, Places, Cultures
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Biographical
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Disciplines & Topics
DSB: Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Entries about people include:
- basic biographical info
- overview of work and scientific contributions
- bibliography of original works and secondary literature