E-books are online books that can be read within your web browser. Some but not all can be downloaded to your device. You can find e-books within the AU Library catalog, and they are included in OneSearch. You can also do full-text searching in individual e-book collections.  Ashland University has these e-book collections:


ACLS Humanities E-Books

An online collection of approximately 5,000 high quality books in the humanities, now accessible on Fulcrum platform.  Offered by the ACLS in collaboration with seventy learned societies, 125 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office.

ARTFL Project

A collection of more than 4,000 works of French literature and nonfiction dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Produced cooperatively by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Chicago.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)

A collection of more than 500 electronic books from a number of academic publishers and purchased by OhioLINK.  Each work is available to a limited number of simultaneous users statewide.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

A collection of more than 195,000 fully searchable, full-text online books covering the full range of academic topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research in numerous subject areas. Encompasses the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes over 100 titles (some in multiple editions), with an overall total of half a million documents.

JSTOR Open Access Ebooks

More than 500 open access ebooks published by university presses are available through JSTOR. Use JSTOR's Advanced Search, select access type "Read and download," and check item type "Books." to find the open access ebooks.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center

Contains the full text of over 90,000 scholarly works, literary works, and reference books from various publishers, covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

OhioLINK Theses & Dissertations Center

A free online database of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations written by graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities.

Oxford Scholarship Online

A cross-searchable library containing the full text of important scholarly books from Oxford University Press. Oxford Scholarship Online includes both classic and newly-published works in the humanities and social sciences. Subject collections purchased by OhioLINK include Economics & Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Accessible content is indicated by an open padlock or a "free" icon.

Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online provides electronic books and videos in computer science, information technology, business and related fields from O'Reilly and other IT and business publishers. Note that users will be asked to enter their institutional (ashland.edu) email address to access the site.


High-quality scientific, technological and medical books. Now includes books in history; law and criminology; literature, media, and culture; political science and international studies; religion and philosophy; and social sciences. Springer imprints also include Apress, Birkhäuser, Physica-Verlag, Steinkopff, and others.

Springer Protocols

A collection of laboratory research protocols written by experts in the field, searchable on the Springer Nature Experiments platform. Searches link to full text of the protocols residing at SpringerLink.

Wiley Online Books

More than 5,600 books in a range of academic disciplines published by Wiley and purchased by OhioLINK.

Yale Scholarship Online

A collection of scholarly ebooks in the humanities and social sciences published by Yale University Press and accessible on the University Press Scholarship Online platform. Works purchased by OhioLINK include titles published since 2014 in the subject areas of Economics & Finance, History, Law, Literature, and Religion.   Accessible content is indicated with an open padlock or a "free" icon.