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FS 13: Biology Around Us: Scholarly Materials in the Open

Open Access Ebook Collections

  • Cornell Open: Cornell University Press Open eBooks collection. Set up an account in order to download ebooks. 

  • HathiTrust Digital Library: A partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

  • Lever Press: As a press aligned with the ethos and mission of liberal arts colleges, we seek out, identify, evaluate, and advocate for transformative scholarship that spurs creative dialogue within and between traditional fields of inquiry, emphasizes disciplinary innovation, draws upon new models of collaborative research, and strives to reach the broadest audience possible.

  • Open Indiana: Part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a collection of more than 160 open access titles from Indiana University Press.

  • Project Gutenberg: Over 61,000 digitized books available for download. Most books are in the public domain, no longer protected by U.S. copyright law. 

  • Open Library: A broad range of digitized books available to checkout from the Internet Archive. 

  • Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER): Armacost Library's guide to adopting open textbooks and other open course materials. 

Search Strategies for Online Content in Primo

Searching in Primo, limit "Show only" to "Available online" in the left-hand column for refining results


After limiting to "Available online," your results should all be electronically available. You will be prompted to login with your myRedlands credentials. 


Set Google to Recognize Armacost Library Subscribed Content

Connect your Google Scholar searches to Armacost Library's subscriptions.