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paid service These books/databases are available only for UTRGV students, faculty, and staff.
free service Other books/databases are available to anyone, anywhere.

free service Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts allows you to read and search through classic works from American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy.

paid service APA eBooks collection contains ebooks published by the American Psychological Association.

free service Athena has "thousands of e-texts: philosophy, science, classics, literature, history, economics, etc.!"

free service Baen Free Library has dozens of free science fictions books online.

free service The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from M.I.T.

free service Country Studies "presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."

paid service Digital Dissertations (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."

paid service Early English Books Online includes works and images from 15th, 16th, and 17th century English literature.

paid service EBSCO eBooks includes reference material, as well as classics. Only one user at a time can look at a specific book. Patrons need to set up an account to "check out" books.

paid service Eighteenth Century Collections Online has "the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century [including] full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages." Some of the subjects covered are history, science, philosophy, literature, the arts, and law.

free service Eighteenth-Century E-Texts contains "most of the electronic editions of eighteenth-century works publicly available".

free service eScholarship Editions has hundreds of books published by the University of California Press.

free service Google Books helps you find the perfect book for your purposes and discover new ones that interest you.

paid service Harvard University Press contains ebooks published by the Harvard University Press covering areas such as History, Social Sciences, Economics, Literary Studies, and Philosophy, among others.

free service HathiTrust is a collection of digitized books and serials, some of which are accessible to all and some of which are only accessible to members due to copyright restrictions. UTPA is a member of Hathi Trust. To log in, you first have to select University of Texas - Pan American from the institution drop down list; after that, use your UTPA username and password.

paid service History E-Book Project from ACLS provides electronic books in history "that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, are frequently cited in the literature, and are currently not widely available."

free service International Children's Library This open access database provides access to “outstanding children's books from around the world.” Search the library to find full page scans of award winning children’s literature published in multiple languages including English and Spanish.

free service Internet Archive provides links to free digitized books and texts.

free service The Internet Public Library "contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification."

free service La BitBlioteca "comprises texts mainly in Spanish, though it doesn't exclude texts in French, English and other languages."

free service The Making of America Digital Library, sponsored by Cornell University and the University of Michigan, contains over 200 "monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints."

paid service MEDICINEnetBASE From CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains ebooks on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

paid service MIT Press Ebooks Library contains ebooks on subjects such as computer science and programming, artificial intelligence, information theory and technology, and electrical engineering. 

free service The National Academies Press contains thousands of free pdf ebooks that can be downloaded by individuals. The books cover such areas as Education, Space and Aeronautics, Food and Nutrition, Engineering, and many other topics.

paid service Palgrave Connect contains ebooks published by Palgrave Macmillan in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Subject areas covered include Business, Education, History, Literature, and others.

paid service Past Masters "provides scholars with significantly-enhanced and highly-flexible access to the classic texts" of philosophy.

free service Project Gutenberg, "the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books," provides plain ASCII versions of classic works. They have 10,000 texts online.

paid service Project Muse The ebook collections in Project Muse offer peer-reviewed digital books from over 65 major university presses and scholarly publishers.

paid service ScienceDirect contains ebooks in subjects as varied as Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities.

paid service SpringerLink includes electronic books published by Springer on Behavioral Sciences, Business & Economics, and Earth & Environmental Science.

paid serviceTaylor & Francis eBooks has ebooks published by Taylor & Francis.

free service Travel at the Turn of the Twentieth Century is a collection of digitized books focused on travel from 1875-1908.

free service The Victorian Women Writers Project is from Indiana University.

free service Wright American Fiction 1851--1875 is from Indiana University.