E-books | Southwestern Illinois College

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Library - Arts and Humanities

Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Botanicus – 1,000+ titles of historical botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.
  • Health (Salem Press) – Health topics discussed in depth: psychological/behavioral health and cancer.
  • NCBI Bookshelf – National Center for Biotechnology – access to books in life science and healthcare.
  • Science (Salem Press) – Basic topics relating to Earth Science are introduced.
Southwestern Illinois College medical lab technician students work on a practical lab exercise.

All Subjects

  • Credo Reference – Search your topic in 800 multi-topic reference books.
  • Ebook Central – Proquest – Relevant titles across a broad range of academic and professional subject areas.
  • Google Books – a universal collection of more than 40 million books in over 400 languages.
  • Hathitrust – Millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Career information for hundreds of occupations.
  • OpenLibrary – Provides records for 20 million books and access to 1.7 million scanned books.
  • Opposing Viewpoints – Differing views of issues; includes articles, statistics, images, and videos.
  • Project Gutenburg – Collection of over 18,000 multilanguage books e-books.

Popular Reading

Browse your local public library’s e-book collection, 3M Cloud, and download popular titles onto your devices. You must have a local public library card with a barcode. You may need to contact your local public library for your library assigned PIN number. The public library can assist with access, downloading or device questions and specific e-book policies. Find your public library’s contact information here. **Some public libraries may not participate in this collection.**