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History E-books Expand

WKU Libraries has 1,311 e-books available through the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) E-book project. From African History to Science and Technology, these books offer wonderfully rich research material for classes and projects. Recently, 138 new bibliographic records were added. Click on databases and ACLS for a complete title listing. Select a title and watch history unfold electronically; do a word or phrase search through a book with the powerful functionality of this database.

From its web site: “The ACLS History E-Book Project is a collaboration of eight learned societies, nearly 75 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in history, recommended and reviewed by historians and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. The Project is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers. The ACLS History E-Book Project was initially funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”

If you would like to recommend a book of high quality and lasting merit in the field of history for this Project, please e-mail info@hebook.org with the title, author, publisher, and publication date, as well as your name, position, and affiliation. All recommendations will be added to our list for the next round of review.

Connie Foster, Head
Library Technical Services
October 25, 2006

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