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List of E-Book Databases




De Gruyter

De Gruyter publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 Journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law, and also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books.

Both Open-access & subscription based

Directory of Open Access Books

Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Books whose primary aim is to increase the discoverability of Open Access books. This directory has more than 750 books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. 

The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of the OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). 

The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to open-access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.

Open Access


E-kitabu is a platform which is used to deliver core textbooks. Currently, it contains selected core text for Social sciences, Economics, Sociology, Law, Architecture, Medicine, Agriculture and Engineering


Edward Elgar Books

Edward Elgar Publishing is one of the largest independent academic book publishers in the Social Sciences and Law. 

They have agreed to make 5 journals and a collection of 169 e-books in Development Studies available to select EIFL member countries.

Open Access

Emerald Business Management & Economics eBook Series

This series currently offers online access to a growing collection of more than 550 volumes from more than 70 book series titles. 

The series features relevant, international and trusted content in many fields including strategy, economics, accounting and finance, and human resource management.

Both Open-access & subscription based


FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet.

Open Access

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd

Subject Strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing, and Management collection.





History, African History, Economics, Public Health, Law, Journalism, Language & Literature Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Social Science, and Solar Energy.

Open Access


IntechOpen is the world's leading publisher of Open Access books Built by scientists, for scientists

Open Access

Medical Student is a digital library of authoritative medical information for all students of medicine. It contains over 250 medical textbooks arranged alphabetically in topics from Anatomy to Urology. Each textbook included is free to use, in part or in whole.

Open Access

National Centre for Biotechnology Information

Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. Search, read, and discover.

Open Access

Online Books

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. 

The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.

Open Access

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge. 


It offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research.







Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)

The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past & present—from across the English-speaking world.


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. Offers the world's greatest literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. 

Open Access

Project MUSE Books

Project MUSE provides online access to almost 500 full-text journals from 140 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

Both Open-access & subscription based

ProQuest Books

ProQuest ebook central provides authoritative academic materials and offers access to more than fifty thousand electronic books in all subject areas.


SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

This is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty, and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from books, book chapters, journals, reference books, videos, etc. 


Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.  

Both Open-access & subscription based

ScienceDirect (ELSEVIER) E-books

This resource offers 2,002 full-text electronic books across the Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Health Sciences as well as Social Sciences and Humanities.

Science Direct also offers Open Access Journals in Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences

Both Open-access & subscription based

Springer Ebooks

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, e-References, & book series published by Springer. 

NB: you can access only up to 4,095 titles of the Springer collection of e-books (FULL TEXT) through this site. The accessible ones are marked by green boxes.

Both Open-access & subscription based

Taylor & Francis eBooks

Get access to Taylor and Francis bestselling e-book titles from twelve key subject areas.

Both Open-access & subscription based

Taylor & Francis eBooks (KLISC)

A selection of 5,000 e-book titles by Taylor & Francis. Disciplines covered include - Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Medical and Science & Technology.