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Early American History: eBooks

This guide will help you to find resources on early American history including the major early American wars. European nations came to the Americas to increase their wealth and broaden their influence over world affairs. The Spanish were among the first E

Databases for eBooks

Search for more books on your topic using these online / ebook databases listed below.  (Some of these eBooks are available to download into your mobile devices.)

eBooks on the open web

Project Gutenberg - free web
Founded in 1971, Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer and distributor of free ebooks.

Google Books - free web
Search, preview and download books for free PDF copy of a book if it is in a public domain, creative commons platform, out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission.

Hathi Trust Digital - free web
A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world

Internet Archive - free web
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more

Open Library - free web
A non-profit library bringing millions of free books to billions of people.

Open Access Books from Cornell University Press - free web
Project MUSE, in collaboration with Cornell University Press, offers the digital, fully-open-access  classic titles.


A few eBooks available in our collection: (Search for more using the databases listed on the left)