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There are many platforms that contain ebooks from particular disciplines. Click here to find all ebook collections to which Queen's University provides you with access.
Or, to find ebook collections that cover a specific subject, follow these instructions:
There are several interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary ebook platforms. Each one contains ebooks on many subjects, and it's possible to find the same ebook on more than one of these platforms. The platforms differ from one another in whether or not an ebook must be borrowed, and how much of an ebook can be printed or downloaded. They can also differ in the variety of features they offer such as exporting citations, highlighting sections, and saving annotations. Read our Ebook Features page for more information.
You can search these platforms separately from Omni by going directly to the platform homepage. Some examples include:
There are many free ebooks on the Internet, many of which are in the public domain. Ebooks that are in the public domain can be downloaded for free because their copyright period has expired. To find free ebooks, try a Google search for the title of the book + the word 'download'. For example, the Google search, 'Call of the Wild download' retrieves several free versions of Jack London's classic work in electronic format.
Here is a list of ebook providers that offer free ebooks that are in the public domain: