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Ebooks

This guide provides an overview of some of the more common ebook sites offered by the OWU Libraries and how to access them.

Availability

A *select* number of textbooks are available as ebooks on our database platforms.

Please note the following: 

  • We do not have ebook versions available for all course texts.
  • Some of the ebooks allow only one or three users at a time. 
  • Limits on access and availability are set by publishers, not the library or university.

Have more questions about e-textbooks available from the library? Contact us!

Current Semester Titles

The following list includes links to available e-textbooks for current semester courses. 


Fall 2020 E-Textbooks

Course Instructor Title Link No. of Users Platform Ebook ISBN
BOMI344 Anderson Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Unlimited Access SpringerLINK 9781441995049
BUS307A Baker UnMarketing Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781119336020
BUS307A Baker UnMarketing Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9781119336020
BUS499 Bryan 8 Steps to Strategic Success 3 Users at a time Ebook Central 9780749469207
BWS105 Quaye Whitewashing Race Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 9780520938755
BWS105 Quaye BlueChip Black Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780520940697
BWS105 Quaye Whitewashing Race Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780520938755
BWS200 Quaye Race Trouble Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780739167083
BWS200 Quaye Cross and the Lynching Tree Unlimited Access EBSCOhost Ebooks 9781608330010
CMLT201.3 Sokolsky Geisha Harlot Strangler Star Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 9780231509152
CMLT201.3 Sokolsky Bad Girls of Japan Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781403969460
CMLT201.3 Sokolsky Geisha Harlot Strangler Star Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780231509152
CMLT201.3 Sokolsky Bad Girls of Japan Unlimited Access OhioLINK Electronic Book Center 9781403969460
CMLT201.3 Sokolsky Diva Nation Unlimited Access University Press Scholarship Online 9780520297722
CS255 Wiebe Computer Organization and Design Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780124078864
ECON110   Principles of Economics Unlimited Access Open Textbook Library 9781938168239
EDUC300.5 Nobel Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781462519514
ENG105 Caplan Men Explain Things to Me Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781608464579
ENG150 Long Literary Theory Unlimited Access Oxford Very Short Introductions 9780199691340
ENG318 Stephens Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays 2 Users at a time EBSCOhost Ebooks 9780585111445
ENG330 DeMarco Merlin and the Grail Unlimited Access Cambridge University Press 9781846150043
ENVS100.1 Krygier Environment and Society Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118451540
GEOG 347 Rowley Human Impact on the Natural Environment Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118578254
GEOG235 Rowley Powering the Future Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9780137083602
GEOG345 Allen Travels of a TShirt in the Global Economy Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118950166
GEOG345 Allen Travels of a TShirt in the Global Economy Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9781118950166
GEOG345 Allen Planetary Improvement Unlimited Access University Press Scholarship Online 9780262037822
HHK163 Carlson StrengthsFinder 2.0 Unlimited Access EBSCOhost Ebooks 9781595620767
HIST114 Flamm Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780812291711
HIST115 Baskes History of the Cuban Revolution Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118942291
HIST275 Chen Modern China Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781317868439
HIST324B Chen From the May Fourth Movement to Communist Revolution Unlimited Access EBSCOhost Ebooks 9780791479865
HIST350D Arnold Cult of the Saints Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 0226076229
HIST350D Arnold Furta Sacra Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 9781400820207
HIST350D Arnold Book of Sainte Foy Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780812200522
HIST350D Arnold Furta Sacra Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781400820207
HIST377 Flamm Great Depression and the New Deal Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780199716913 ; 9780195326345
HIST377 Flamm Great Depression and the New Deal Unlimited Access Oxford Very Short Introductions 9780199716913 ; 9780195326345
MATH340 Jackson Understanding Analysis Unlimited Access OhioLINK Electronic Book Center 9781493927128 ; 9781493927111
MATH340 Jackson Understanding Analysis Unlimited Access SpringerLINK 9781493927128 ; 9781493927111
PG201 Choi Will China's Rise Be Peaceful? Unlimited Access OhioLINK Electronic Book Center 9780190675387
PG201 Choi Will China's Rise Be Peaceful? Unlimited Access Oxford University Press Scholarship Online 9780190675387
PG347 Franklin No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements 19451991 Unlimited Access Cambridge University Press 9780511812125
PG347 Franklin Power in Movement Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781139011129
PG361 Kay America's Search for Security Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781442225640
PHIL362 Stone-Mediatore Oedipus Rex Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780199769810
REL100.3 Rose Introduction to Judaism Unlimited Access Cambridge University Press 9780511801075
REL100.3 Rose Jewish Cultural Tapestry Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780195313604
REL121 Georgia Allen Lost Scriptures Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780199727131
SOAN351 Hildebrand Conceiving Kinship Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781845458676
THEA101 Sadler Doubt A Parable Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781559366205
THEA369 Stephens Backwards & Forwards 2 Users at a time EBSCOhost Ebooks 9780585111445
THEA371 Sadler Plays: 1 Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781472536730
UC130/160 All How to Be an Antiracist 8 Users at a time Ebook Central 9780525509295
WGS110 Schrock Gender Knot Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781439911853

Purchasing Course Ebooks

Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store

Also new this year is the ability to charge textbooks to your student account.  

Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email bookstore@owu.edu or call 740-368-3396. 

Sharing Course Ebooks

Some ebook versions of textbooks are available for rent and/or purchase via Amazon, directly from the publisher, or on platforms like VitalSource or RedShelf. This prompts some obvious questions: 

 

Why can't the library buy the ebook of Amazon, etc., and share the link?

Platforms like Amazon and VitalSource require individual accounts to identify buyers and users, so that only that account can access that purchased title. We can't provide a link to the whole university that would only work for one person.

 

But Amazon has family sharing!

Yes, Amazon allows Prime members to create a household/family library and the ability to share purchased content within that group. However, that group is limited to 2 adults and 4 children, and not all titles are not enabled for lending. In fact, most academic textbooks and bestsellers are *not* available for lending.

You can check and see if a title can be lent in your household group by looking at a title's Product Details section on their Amazon page: 

amazon product details lending enabled

 

 

Other Sources

Students should also check the ebook collections of their local public libraries. While most public libraries don't hold academic textbooks, they might have other titles on your class reading lists available for ebook checkout.