A list of selected e-book sources available at UAB follows.
Many e-books available from Sterne Library may be accessed
Sterne's Library Catalog.
Some of the e-book platforms listed below contain e-books,
as well as other types of resources [i.e., journals, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.]. A list of
other databases available through
may be accessed by selecting the link entitled
Current UAB students, faculty and staff may access
all e-books on-campus and off-campus. A BlazerID and password are required for off-campus access.
If you encounter any problems accessing these e-books, please report it to us.
A collection of e-book titles that are published by the American Psychological Association.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
The eBook Collection on the EBSCOhost platform is the new site for the NetLibrary e-book collection. These e-books may be checked out for a maximum of 7 days, read online using an Internet browser or downloaded for reading on an e-book reader. For more information see More about the Collection (FAQ)
and Steps to Check out an eBook.
A growing collection of e-books in a variety of subject areas; e-books may be
viewed using any Internet browser.
EEBO [Early English Books Online]
A collection of early e-book titles that are listed
in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue,
Wing's Short-Title Catalogue, and the Thomason Tracts.
The coverage includes titles published from 1473-1700. For a social networking resource for this collection see
A collection of encyclopedias, scholarly publications and specialized reference sources
that can be used for multidisciplinary research.
Google Book Search
An open-access discovery tool that
provides full text of many public-domain [no longer under copyright]
books that have been digitized with links out that show whether the title is held at Sterne Library.
Literature Criticism Online
A database of fully searchable electronic editions
of Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism,
Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Something about the Author.
Oxford Handbooks Online
A collection of reference titles, published by Oxford University Press,
in subject areas
including business and management, philosophy, political science,
Oxford Reference Online Premium
A collection of reference works, encyclopedias, dictionaries,
and scholarly publications in more than 20 subjects published by Oxford University Press.
A collection of e-books that are no longer in copyright.
E-books are free to download or read online.
A database that contains both e-journals and e-books.
Subject areas of e-books include: computer science, biomedical
and life science, business, behavioral sciences, and
earth and environmental science.
Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering
A collection of lectures published by Morgan & Claypool on topics including:
biochemical, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation,
physiological modeling, biosignal processing, bioinformatics,
biocomplexity, medical and molecular imaging, rehabilitation
engineering, biomimetic nano-electrokinetics, biosensors,
biotechnology, clinical engineering, biomedical devices,
drug discovery and delivery systems, tissue engineering,
proteomics, functional genomics, molecular and cellular
Wiley Online Library
An online research library that contains both e-journals and e-books in the areas of
engineering, science, business and education.