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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.**

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

21st Century Sociology – a reference handbook.
Black Thought and Culture – Non-fiction published works of leading African-Americans.
Copyright for Schools – A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools.
Dictionary of American History – a wide range of topics in American history.
Encyclopedia for Education – Offers a complete view of education in the United States and the world.
Encyclopedia of Genocide – Traces the history of genocide and laws aimed at ending it.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Research wide-ranging philosophical topics.
History (Salem Press) – Historical world figures, great events and various American decades.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008 – Articles & biographies on global topics.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1968 – Articles & biographies on global topics.
Literature (Salem Press) – Critical insight on a few select authors and titles.
Literature Project – Collection of full text books, poems, plays and speeches.
Major Acts of Congress – Examines the proposal, adoption and impact of Landmark legislation.
The Truth About the Music Business – a grassroots business and legal guide.
Walt Whitman Archive – A collection of the most comprehensive works by and about Walt Whitman.
Women and Social Movements – History of women in social movements in the U.S. (1600-2000)

Science, Technology and Medicine

Art of Mixing – a visual guide to recording, engineering, and production.
Botanicus – 1,000+ titles of historical botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.
Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health – topics written for students and professionals.
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.
Recording Engineer’s Handbook – information about tracking in stereo and surround.
Science (Salem Press) – Basic topics relating to Earth Science are introduced.


College Blue Book – 2 & 4 year schools, discusses programs, degrees and financial aid resources.
Credo Reference – Search your topic in 800 multi-topic reference books.
Ebook Library (EBL) – Relevant titles across a broad range of academic and professional subject areas.
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.
Oxford English Dictionary – Meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000+ English words.
Project Gutenburg – Collection of over 18,000 multilanguage books e-books.