Electronic Books

Licensed E-books for NLC students, faculty, and staff

Many of these resources are purchased or licensed resources and will require NLC Library users to log in through the NLC Library Proxy when off-campus. To use databases and e-books from off-campus you need: 
  • your ACES user ID
  • your password = your Banner ID


ABC-Clio Ebook Collection
Reference and general publication titles on a broad range of topics.
Britannica Academic
This encyclopedia is considered to be one of the most scholarly and comprehensive encyclopedias in the world. Use this resource to get a background on topics of interest. Links to other content are included as is multimedia, charts, statistics, and more.
CredoReference Online
Explore the contents of nearly 500 reference encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources on topics that include fine and performing arts, languages, business, agriculture and sciences, health and medicine, philosophy, biography, social and behavioral sciences, religion, technology, and more.
Directory of Open Access Books
The DOAB has been created to increase the discoverability of open access books.  The directory contains books that meet academic, peer-reviewed standards.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online: Spanish Reference Center
Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia.
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia 
            Licensed online general encyclopedia.
GALE eBooks
Licensed database with several current subject encyclopedias and other reference sources. Search individual titles or in all titles by keyword. You can also identify these titles in the ALAMO Library Online Catalog.
EbscoHOST Ebooks
Licensed database with over 40,000 full-text books published between 1913 to the present. Search by keyword, table of contents, or use the index of each book to identify a page number.  You can also identify these titles in the NLC Discovery.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central provides authoritative and academic titles many of which are in Spanish. Ebooks are formatted to work with mobile devices. You can search and browse content. You can also identify these titles in the NLC Discovery

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Licensed online database with pro and con information on current / controversial topics. To find chapters in books about your chosen topic, select viewpoints/reference.

Salem Press Ebooks
Use these Salem Press reference titles for background information on literary, historical, careers, health, and science topics.



E-books (publicly accessible)

Google Book Search (full-text of books in the public domain and brief excerpts of books still under copyright).
Project Gutenberg
Perseus Digital Library
Classics @ MIT
Digital Book Index
Texas Digital Library Repositories