Robert W. Van Houten Library

Ebooks @ NJIT

ASM Handbooks Online
Coverage: current, 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
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access

ASTM Compass (ASTM International Standards)
Coverage: current, updated weekly
Online access to active (most current) 13,000+ ASTM standards documents that are updated weekly. ASTM standards provide consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services in areas such as metals, petroleum, construction, rubber, the environment and more. ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Access: Funded by NJIT Library
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access

Knovel Handbooks Online
Coverage: varies 
Full text access is provided to a subset of the Knovel Handbooks which provides a searchable database of compendia, data sets and reference sources in engineering, science, and technology. It has a data search feature that allows the researcher to find materials that meet specific parameters including physical, mechanical and thermal properties. Productivity tools include interactive charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and equation plotters. Helpers include an interactive periodical table, an Excel™ add-in, and a comprehensive unit converter.
Access: Funded by NJIT library
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access

Lecture Notes in Computer Science eBook Collection (Springer Link)
Coverage: 1997-2016
Access to approximately 10,000 titles in the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science " (LNCS) collection from 1997-2016.
Access: Funded by NJIT Library
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access

ProQuest Ebooks Central
Coverage: varies
Provides more than 155,000 titles from the world's most authoritative publishers accessible electronically, online and offline. Ebook Central titles can be read online or downloaded to or transferred to an eReader that support Adobe Digital Editions. In addition, titles can be downloaded to devices like the iPad or iPhone using the Bluefire applications.
Access: Funded by NJIT Library
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access

Synthesis eBook Collection for 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
Restriction: UCID login for off-campus access


Directory of Open Access Books
Coverage:varies
The Directory of Open Access Books Publishers increases discoverability. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards
Access: Open Access

Feedbooks Public Domain
Coverage: varies
Thousands of public domain and "original" eBooks available for free and are downloadable to your smartphones, tablets or dedicated eReaders.
Access: Open access

Google Book Search 
Coverage: varies
Search for public domain or not copyrighted full text of more than seven million books through Google Books. Not all books are available in full-text online. Some titles have previews or snippets available.
Access: Open access

HathiTrust Digital Library
Coverage: 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

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

Open Book Publishers
Coverage: varies
Open Book Publishers is a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online.
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