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All of Scott Memorial Library's hundreds of subscribed electronic books are listed in our online catalog. The catalog also includes many health-related books that are freely available on the Internet, such as the well-known Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. See our newest acquisitions on the new titles list.

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All subscriptions are accessible directly from campus computers, or via proxy server, unless otherwise noted. Off-campus access via proxy server requires a Jefferson Campus Key.

Freely Available Books on the Internet: Health Resources

Freely Available Book Collections on the Internet: General Interest

  • Bartleby.com (Bartleby)
    Dozens of general interest works are freely available, from Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense" to a collection of Shakespeare's poetry. Of special interest are a classic edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th edition, 1918), and several current reference tools, such as dictionaries, writing aids and an encyclopedia.
  • Digital Books
    A browsable and searchable index of over 150,000 electronic books, most of which are freely available. Covers iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other portable reader formats.

  • Electronic Text Center (Virginia)
    An online archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts.
  • Google Books
    A growing catalog of thousands of books, both English and non-English. Books in the public domain may be downloaded. Books under copyright protection may be searched and Google provides information about whether they are available from Scott Memorial Library or local libraries.
  • Internet Public Library Books Collection (IPL)
    An index to over 20,000 items, including full books, short texts, and non-English texts. Health and medical topics are included.
  • National Academy Press
    "Read more than 2500 books online free" at The National Academies Press (NAP). The Press publishes the reports issued by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, as well as over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, health care and engineering.
  • The On-Line Books Page (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
    A part of Penn's Digital Library initiative, this page is a catalog of thousands of electronic books and documents currently available via the Internet. Health and medical topics are included.
  • Project Gutenberg (Boston Univ.)
    Free public access to novels and texts in English for reading or downloading.

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