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 more than 4,600 scholarly books in the humanities. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

A collection of more than 135,000 fully searchable full-text online books covering a 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.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center

Contains the full text of over 27,000 scholarly works and reference books from several 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 are available in Economics & Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

Safari Books Online

An extensive collection of online full-text books in computer science, information technology, and related fields from Pearson, John Wiley & Sons, Addison-Wesley, McGraw-Hill, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Apress, Manning, and other information technology and related publishers.


High-quality scientific, technological and medical books. Springer imprints also include Apress, Birkhäuser, Physica-Verlag, Steinkopff, and others.

Wiley Online Books

Books published by Wiley in a range of academic disciplines from 2012 to 2014