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HathiTrust contains millions of digital books, journals, government documents, and other volumes, all digitized from research libraries. The collection includes both public domain and in-copyright works across a full range of subjects. Over half of the content is in English, but hundreds of languages are represented, including large amounts of material in German, French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Limit search to Full View Only to get just works in the public domain.


Licensed eBook Collections

Access GateWay's eBook Collections  [Off-campus access: MEID + My.Maricopa Password]

ABC-CLIO eBooks 

  • Access over 835 current eBooks published by ABC-CLIO, GreenWood Press, Praeger and other publishers
  • Create your own user account to save pages, add bookmarks and notes to books, and add to bookshelf

 EBSCO eBook Collection

  • Interdisciplinary selection of over 118,000 eBooks in the leased Academic Collection
  •  Most titles have an unlimited user limit, but some have a range from 1 to 4 users
  •  Plus 1,810 eBook permanent access titles owned by the MCCCD Libraries. 
    • Previously NetLibrary collection
  • Includes Cliff Notes for literature (4 user limit)
  • Online checkout period is for 7 days with a personal EBSCOhost account, or brief 15 minute viewing without check out (no personal account needed).  Now with download option.

Licensed eBook Reference Collections

Access GateWay's Reference Ebook Collections [Off-campus access: MEID + Password]

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  • Over 757 titles from dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Includes an image collection and 10,000 Topic pages.


  • An interdisciplinary selection of thousands of reference titles, specialized subject encyclopedias, handbooks and more across a wide range of subjects. 

Salem Health eBooks  Cross searchable medical encyclopedias from Salem Pess

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Careers in Healthcare
  • Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
  • Genetics & Inherited Conditions
  • Infectious Diseases & Conditions
  • Magill's Medical Guide, 7th edition
  • Salem: Cancer 
  • Psychology & Behavioral Health

Salem History eBooks Cross searchable historical ebooks from Salem Press

  • 50 States
  • The Decades Series: 1920s to the 2000s in America 
  • Great Events from History series: Ancient World to the 20th Century
  • Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
  • Issues in U.S. Immigration
  • Defining Documents in American History series
  • Milestone Documents

    • Milestone Documents of World Religions
    • Milestone Documents in African-American History
    • Milestone Documents in American History
    • Milestone Docuements in World History
    • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
  • Encylopedia of Mathematics and Society

Salem Literature eBooks Cross searchable literary ebooks from Salem Press

  • Critical Insights: Authors (vasious titles in series)
  • Critical Insights: Themes (various titles in series)
  • Critical Insights: Works (various titles in series)
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 4th edition
  • Critical Survey of Poetry, 4th edition
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction, 4th edition
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters
  • Magill's Literary Annual (35 year searchable archive of literary reviews & essays)
  • Masterplots, 4th edition

Salem Science eBooks  Cross searchable science encyclopedias from Salem Press

  • Applied Science 
  • Biomes and Ecosystems
  • Careers in Chemistry 
  • Careers in Environment & Conservation
  • Careers in Healthcare
  • Careers in Physics
  • Contemporary Biographies in Physics
  • Earth Science (various titles in series)
  • Encyclopedia of Energy
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
  • Encyclopedia of Global Resources
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming
  • Forensic Science

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