• Library Databases - E-books Collections

  • E-books

    Electronic books collections listed in this section are available to authorized Yeshiva University users. Electronic Books Collections in the Public Domain and Electronic Books Collections of Jewish Interest in the Public Domain  are listed below this section. Additional e-books may be found in the YULIS catalog.


    Bar Ilan Online Judaic Responsa Searching Online Responsa

    Early English Books Online (EEBO) - Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. These books are listed in YULIS, the Library's online catalog.

    eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - A collection of several thousand electronic books from netLibrary is available to Yeshiva University Library patrons. These books are listed in YULIS, the Library's online catalog.

    ebrary - Thousands of e-books in a variety of academic fields, regularly updated with current publications. These books are listed in YULIS, the Library's online catalog.

    Eighteenth Century Collections Online - 138,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, including every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.

    Humanities E-Books, HEB (formerly History E-Books Project) - Now comprising the full text of over 1500 titles, HEB is expanding to include most humanities disciplines and area studies. HEB is growing by over 300 titles a year. A project of the American Council of Learned Societies. These books are listed in YULIS, the Library's online catalog.

    Otzar HaHochma Online - A digital library of more than 53,000 traditional Hebrew books.

    Oxford Reference Online - Dictionaries and reference works in a single cross-searchable resource, covering general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities and social sciences, business and professional fields. These books are listed in YULIS, the Library's online catalog.

    PsycBooks - A full-text database of books and chapters from the American Psychological Association, featuring publications from 1953 and on, including 100 out-of-print books, approximately 50 archival resources in psychology and an exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.


    Electronic Books Collections in the Public Domain


    Bartleby.com - Includes works categorized as reference works, verse, fiction and non-fiction.

    Electronic Text Center - Thousands of publicly accessible texts. A University of Virginia project.

    Google books - The massive book digitization project. To limit your search to books available in full text click on the "Full view" radio button.

    Humanities Text Initiative - Includes poetry and prose works and "Making of America" (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. A University of Michigan project.

    Internet Archive - The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.

    Internet Public Library (IPL) - The IPL Books Collection contains over 20,000 titles in the public domain.

    Mathematical monographs - More than 2,000 volumes of significant historical mathematical material from the university libraries at Cornell, Gottingen, and Michigan.

    NCBI Bookshelf (National Center for Biotechnology Information) - a database of biomedical books searchable by concept.

    Online Books - More than 18000 freely available electronic books from a variety of sources are included. A University of Pennsylvania project.

    Page by Page Books - Hundreds of classical books.

    Project Gutenberg - There are three portions of the Project Gutenberg Library. They may be described as: light literature such as Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Peter Pan, Aesop's Fables, etc; heavy literature, such as Shakespeare, Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, etc; reference works such as Roget's Thesaurus, almanacs, etc.


    Electronic Books of Jewish Interest in the Public Domain


    Google books - The massive book digitization project. To limit your search to books available in full text click on the "Full view" radio button.

    Hebrew Books - Hebrew books (and some journals,) mostly out of print or difficult to obtain, primarily American publications.

    Ladino Digital Library - Stanford University.

    Ma'agar Sifrut HaKodesh (Snunit) - Jewish texts: Tanakh, Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Yerushalmi, Talmud Bavli, Mishneh Torah leha-Rambam

    Mechon Mamre - Jewish texts: "Hebrew Bible (Tanach) in four editions inHebrew (including one withcantillation marks), one inAramaic(Targum Onqelos), one in English(JPS 1917), and one inparallel Hebrew and English," Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Yerushalmi, Talmud Bavli, Mishneh Torah and more.

    Menasseh Ben Israel Collection - The digital collection consists of material belonging to the holdings of the Library of the Universiteit van Amsterdam

    Online Heritage - JNUL (Jewish National and University Library) Digitized Book Repository - titles ranges from 15th century incunabula to early 20th century works.

    Project Ben-Yehuda - Classics of Hebrew literature, poetry, prose, etc.

    Seforim Online - Web site dedicated to making old rabbinic books available over the internet.

    Sifriyah Virtualit - (Halacha Brura and Birur Halacha Institute) Jewish texts from multiple Internet sites.

    Yiddish Books - Online access to the full texts of nearly 11,000 out-of-print Yiddish titles from The National Yiddish Book Center.

    Yiddish Literature - National Digital Library POLONA presents a selection of Yiddish literature with short biographies of authors.

    Yiddish Prints - Contains about 800 valuable Yiddish books that belong to the Frankfurt University Library.

    Yizkor Book Translations –Holocaust memorial book translations from the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project. A work in progress.

    Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books - A New York Public Library project.

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