Keele provides access to a number of ebook collections. Dawsonera, EBSCO and MyiLibrary cover many subjects.

Don't forget we also have a number of specialized collections.  These relate to particular subject/discipline areas, or a particular era, for example.

This page provides links to a selection of free ebook resources. 

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Keele University Library's ebooks (general collections)

An expanding core collection of electronic books. Access is via your Keele username and password

Extra info: you may find the following video about printing from Dawsonera e-books useful: click here to view.  Additional information on a range of topics is available via the Help link (left-hand side of the screen, towards the top).


An expanding core collection of specific electronic books purchased by the library to support the Short Loan collection. Access is via your Keele username and password.

Extra info: for information about printing and other matters please view the Help area.  The link is on the top left-hand side of the MyiLibrary website.

EBSCO eBook Collection

A collection of electronic books providing high-quality academic content covering all subject areas. Contains more than 10,000 titles. Off-campus access is via your Keele username and password.

Extra info: for information about printing please click the Help link, then eBooks, then Printing or Saving.

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Keele University Library's ebooks (specialist collections)

Blackwell Reference Online
View Reference Books online: Blackwell Companions, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Guides and Handbooks for every area of philosophy, including Ethics (e.g. business, legal, medical), Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Logic and Language, and the History of Philosophy. Use 'Quick links ...Select a book' (top right) to go straight to a particular title.

EEBO (Early English Books Online)
Full texts online of more than 125,000 titles of books in English from 1473 to 1700. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to EEBO

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Access to the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th century. The collection can be browsed by author or title, and the search options include full-text searching.

Oxford Handbooks online (OVID)
A number of these popular subjects for health students are available online.  You can access them via this web page. Access off-campus is via Keele username and password.

View our guide here.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine (Oxford University Press)

View this textbook (current edition) online (new, 2012).

View our guide here.

Free on the Internet (general collections)

eScholarship Editions
Free access to over eight hundred University of California Press titles in a wide range of subject areas.

Google Books
Searches the full text of books made available by publishers and libraries, and displays facsimile pages, although in some cases a Google account is required to view these. For books still in copyright full text may be unavailable.

The On-line Books Page
Index of over 20000 on-line books, with links to many other repositories.

Project Gutenberg
The official Project Gutenberg web site; includes lists of texts by author and title, with a search facility and information abut the Project.

Free on the Internet (specialist collections)

Complete works of William Shakespeare
Hypertext version with links to a glossary. From MIT.

National Academies Press
Free public access to over 3000 titles in a wide variety of subjects, mainly science, engineering and health.

Resources with some free content

Oxford Text Archive
Over 2000 titles; electronic versions of literary works by major authors in many languages, and texts prepared by individual scholars and research projects. Not all publicly accessible.