Robert W Van Houten Library

Ebooks (Electronic Books)

ASM Handbooks Online [coverage: current edition, updated quarterly]  
Features the complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes of comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology; several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions. Over 25,000 pages of articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples.
Access: Funded by NJIT Library

Morgan & Claypool's Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science: [coverage: varies]  
NJIT has access to Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science ebook Collections I, II, III and IV (completion slated for 2012).
Access: Funded by NJIT Library

Google Book Search [coverage: varies]
Please note not all books are available in full-text online.
Access: Open access

HathiTrust Digital Library  [coverage dates: varies]
HathiTrust catalog offers full-text search across all items in the repository (including public domain and in copyright works) as well as provides bibliographic searching (title, author, subject, ISBN, publisher, and year of publication) and faceted browsing of all items in the digital library.
Access: Open access

Knovel Critical Tables [coverage: varies]  
Interactive reference contains tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 13,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. The solvent property tables have 385 solvents, and the thermodynamic property tables have 500 compounds. Subjects include: chemistry, engineering, materials, and ebooks. Access to this resource may be disabled without advanced notice.
Access: Open access

Online Books Page - UPenn [coverage: varies]
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Major parts of the site include: An index of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet, pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts, special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books, information on how readers can help support the growth of online books.
Access: Open access

Open Access Text Archive [coverage: varies]
This collection is open to the community for the contribution of any type of text, many licensed using Creative Commons licenses.
Access: Open access

Open Library  [coverage: varies]

This project began in November 2007 and has been importing catalog records from some of the biggest libraries in the world ever since. It has over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon.
Access: Open access

Project Gutenberg [coverage: varies]
Generally, the texts are taken from books published pre-1923. You will find the classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.
Access: Open access