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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. 


Spring 2021 E-Textbooks

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


Course Instructor Title Link No. of Users Platform Ebook ISBN
ART 349 Neuman de Vegvar Islamic Art and Spirituality Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9780585078731
BIOL 120 Tuhela-Reuning Biology, 2nd ed. Unlimited Access OpenStax 9781947172524
BUS 307E Seeberger Toyota Way Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9780071435635
BUS 499 Bryan 8 Steps to Strategic Success: Unleashing the power of engagement 3 Users at a time Ebook Central 9780749469207
BWS 105 Quaye Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780520940697
BWS 105 Quaye Whitewashing Race: Myth of a ColorBlind Society Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780520237063
BWS 273 Comorau Mr. Loverman Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781617752803
BWS 348 Comorau We Real Cool : Black Men and Masculinity Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780203642207
CMLT 113 Sokolsky Siddhartha Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781497684348
CMLT 310 Merkel A Companion to Translation Studies Unlimited Access Wiley Online Library 9781118613504
COMM 200.3 McDaniel An Introduction to Digital Multimedia Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9781449688400
COMM 300.14 McDaniel Introduction to Documentary Unlimited Access Project MUSE 9780253004871
CS 220 Jackson Discrete Structures, Logic, and Computability Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9781284070453
CS 270 McCulloch Core Java, Volume I: Fundamentals Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9780135167175
CS 355 McCulloch Computer Networks Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9780133485936
DANC 305 Smith Moving History/Dancing Cultures : A Dance History Reader Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780819574251
ECON 261 Spall Industrial Revolution Unlimited Access Oxford Very Short Introductions 9780198706786
EDUC 300.5 Nobel Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports : A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781462519514
EDUC 300.6 Nobel Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners, K8 : Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781452282534
EDUC 321 Lisy Writing Revolution : A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781119364948
EDUC 370 Kaka Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781416620198
EDUC 370 Kaka New Art and Science of Teaching: More Than Fifty New Instructional Strategies for Academic Success Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781943874972
ENG 182 Butcher Mrs. Caliban Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781504039116
ENG 273 Comorau Mr. Loverman Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781617752803
ENG 312 Burns Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9781435642195
ENG 342 Long Cyclops Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780198032656
ENG 415 Allison 1984 Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9786587921075
ENVS 100.1 Krygier Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118451540
FIN 300.2 Younkman Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780123854889
GEOG 360 Krygier Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780745665986
GEOG 360 Krygier Home Place : Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781571318756
GEOG 360 Krygier Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780795317484
GEOG 360 Krygier Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781442211865
GEOG 370 Allen Smart Enough City : Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future Unlimited Access MIT Press 9780262352246
GEOG 370 Allen Traffic Power Structure Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781629632971
HHK 163 Martin StrengthsFinder 2.0 Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9781595620248
HIST 110 Arnold Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey through the Roman Empire Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780199771868
HIST 111 Arnold Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780203803868
HIST 112 Gingerich 1984 Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9786587921075
HIST 260 Spall French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities E-Book 9780511131844
HIST 260 Spall A Short Life of Martin Luther Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781467446143
HIST 261 Spall Industrial Revolution Unlimited Access Oxford Very Short Introductions 9780198706786
HIST 276 Chen West and China Since 1500 Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780230286887
HIST 324 C Chen From the May Fourth Movement to Communist Revolution: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Path to Communism Unlimited Access EBSCOhost 9780791479865
HIST 353 Gingerich German Boy: A Child in War Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781604731347
HIST 385 B Flamm Grounding of Modern Feminism Unlimited Access JSTOR 9780300162578
HIST 385 B Flamm Strange Stirring: Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780465022328
PG 363 Franklin Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780801467172
PHIL 110 Calef First and Second Discourses Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780300129434
PHIL 310 Stone-Mediatore On the Genealogy of Morals 1 User at a time EBSCOhost 9780191561023
REL 151 Twesigye Introduction to Christian Ethics Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781315663869
REL 280 Gunasti A History of Islam in America : From the New World to the New World Order Unlimited Access Cambridge Core 9780511780493
REL 300.11 Gunasti Reforming Sodom : Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781469624792
REL 300.11 Gunasti Passionate and Pious : Religious Media and Black Women's Sexuality Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780822372240
REL 300.11 Gunasti Sex and Secularism Unlimited Access University Press Scholarship Online 9781400888580
REL 300.11 Gunasti Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781559367691
REL 332 Spall A Short Life of Martin Luther Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781467446143
REL 332 Spall French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 9780511131844
REL 344 Michael Modern India: a Very Short Introduction Unlimited Access Oxford Very Short Introductions 9780198769347
REL 344 Michael An Autobiography : Story of My Experiments with Truth Unlimited Access ACLS Humanities 9788172290818
SOAN 347 Hildebrand Famished : Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780520972902
SOAN 357 Dean Racism Without Racists : ColorBlind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America 6 Users at a time Ebook Central 9781442276239
THEA 126 Knutson Stage Management Unlimited Access Safari O'Reilly 9781317343905
THEA 341 Sadler Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781559367691
THEA 341 Sadler Hairy Ape Unlimited Access Project Gutenberg N/A
THEA 342 Long Cyclops Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780198032656
THEA 351 Long Cyclops Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9780198032656
ZOOL 341 Reichard Handbook of Bird Biology Unlimited Access Ebook Central 9781118291047

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.