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eBook Collection Development

Our collection development librarians curate hundreds of e-book collections covering a wide range of topics. Below are some of the newest, most up-to-date collections. Log in to EBSCOhost Collection Manager to see the full list of available collections or contact your EBSCO sales representative for more information.

DRM-Free E-Book Collections

DRM-Free E-Book Collections

EBSCO is pleased to offer a growing collection of over 180,000 DRM-free e-books from some of the world’s best academic and university presses. DRM-free removes print limits, download limits, copy and paste restrictions and download expirations to maximize an e-books portability and usability. To help discover some of the great new DRM-free content EBSCO’s collection development librarians have created a variety of collections, making selection of DRM-free content quick and easy. The curated collections below contain DRM-Free e-books in high interest, in-demand subjects.

  • DRM-Free - Award Winners
  • DRM-Free - New Releases
  • DRM-Free - Commerce & Finance
  • DRM-Free - Educational Theory & Practice
  • DRM-Free - Internal Medicine
  • DRM-Free - Religion
  • DRM-Free - Social & Public Welfare

Best of 2018

Best of 2018

All e-books in this collection appear on Best Books of 2018 lists. Sources include Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, New York Times, NPR and many more. This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult e-books.

Highlighted titles:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

In Demand eBooks Collection

In Demand eBooks Collection

This collection leverages internal EBSCO metrics to identify popular, high use eBooks. Each update will focus on a different metric such as most turned away eBooks, most accessed eBooks, most triggered eBooks, most upgraded eBooks and more. This update features the 100 best-selling eBooks in business and economics.

Highlighted titles:​​​

  • This is Business Ethics: An Introduction by Tobey Scharding
  • Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice by Pierre Vernimmen
  • Big Data Analytics: A Social Network Approach by Mrutyunjaya Panda, Ajith Abraham, and Aboul Ella Hassanien

Top publishers include Harvard University Press, Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press.


Intro to...

Intro to...

The Intro to… collection contains titles for community college and lower-level undergraduate students highlighting excellent introductory texts on various topics. This update covers video game programming and design. It includes e-books about the video game industry in general, as well as introductory texts on specific languages such as Python, Java, and C/C++. Intro to... is updated regularly and focuses on a different subject or topic each time.

Highlighted titles:

  • Game Design Workshop by Tracy Fullerton
  • Unity Game Development Cookbook by Paris Addison et. al.
  • Beginning iOS AR Game Development by Allan Fowler

Academic Award Winners Collection

Academic Award Winners Collection

This collection contains high-level academic award winning titles in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. Some examples of the awards in this collection are: Choice Outstanding Academic Titles, Ruth Benedict Award winners, W.W. Howells Book Award winners, Royal Society Prize for Science Books Award winners, Modern Language Association Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition winners and MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Award winners.

Notable titles within the collection:

  • The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humbolt’s New World by Andrea Wulf, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award
  • The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology by Aldon MorrisOliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, William Julius Wilson Award, R.R. Hawkins Award, PROSE Award for Excellence, Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award
  • Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood by Deborah A. Rosen, Littleton-Griswold Prize, Bancroft Prize
  • The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France by Ethan B. Katz, J. Russell Major Prize, American Library in Paris Book Award, 2016 David H. Pinkney Prize

Key publishers within this collection include Taylor & Francis, John Wiley, Sage, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, and Elsevier.


Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Collection

Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Collection

Each year, Choice magazine (a division of the American Library Association) publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice for the previous year. EBSCO’s Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) Featured Collection includes more than 4,800 titles that have all been designated as outstanding for academic studies by Choice between 2002 and 2018.

Highlighted titles:

  • What Is a Slave Society?: The Practice of Slavery in Global Perspective by Noel Emmanuel Lenski and Catherine M. Cameron
  • Islam: An American Religion by Nadia Marzouki and Christopher Jon Delogu
  • Police Use of Force: Important Issues Facing the Police and the Communities They Serve by Michael Palmiotto

Key publishers include Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press and Taylor & Francis.


Top Trade Academic Titles Collection

Top Trade Academic Titles Collection

This collection includes titles from top trade publishers that contribute to the Academic course experience. Topics include science, art, history, architecture, literature, business & economics and more.

Featured titles:

  • My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Russia by Abraham Ascher
  • Hellfire Boys by Theo Emery

Notable publishers include Random House Inc., Hachette Book Group and Melvin House.


GOBI Undergraduate Curriculum

GOBI Undergraduate Curriculum

GOBI Library Solutions is an industry leader in delivering content solutions to academic libraries. Working from GOBI's selection of general-academic titles as well as some popular and basic-studies titles, each undergraduate curriculum list has been carefully reviewed in conjunction with GOBIs profiling categories. 25 subject lists are created each spring and fall, covering a broad range of undergraduate topics. See ECM for full list of subjects.

Notable publishers include Oxford University Press, University of Chicago, ABC-CLIO, Taylor & Francis, Rowman & Littlefield, Penguin Random House, Sage Publications and many more.


GOBI Core E-books - U.S. and U.K.

GOBI Core E-books - U.S. and U.K.

GOBI Library Solutions is an industry leader in delivering content solutions to academic libraries. Each quarter, GOBI’s profiling bibliographers compile GOBI Core E-books, a list of titles that are considered to be essential to academic libraries. These lists assist academic librarians with identifying the best possible titles to add to their collections each year. EBSCO’s 10 GOBI Core E-books include thousands of titles that have been identified as excellent academic titles between 2010 and 2018. Separate collections are available for the U.S. Core E-books list and the UK Core E-books list, and we have organized the titles by subject: arts and humanities, medicine, science and technology, business and economics, and social sciences.

Notable titles within the collections include:

  • Following Faulkner by Taylor Hagood
  • Economics for the Common Good by Steven Jean-Rendall Tirole
  • The Inkblots by Damion Searls
  • Energy Efficiency by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • The Iran Nuclear Deal by Dennis C. Jett 

Publishers include ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd., and many more esteemed university and academic presses.


Literary Criticism Collection

Literary Criticism Collection

This series of Literary Criticism collections contains eBook titles and criticism on a theme. Inspired by Salem Press's Critical Insights series, the collection also contains high quality eBooks from Perseus, OUP, and Penguin Random House. These collections would work well for high schools, community colleges, and general readers.


Doody’s Medical Titles

Doody’s Medical Titles

Doody's is an authoritative medical book review service designed to assist medical libraries and institutions with their purchasing decisions. Titles are reviewed by medical librarians and content specialists and are given a rating of 1-5 stars. Each year, key selections are compiled into a list known as Doody's Core Titles (DCT), which highlights the best titles published within a variety of medical specialties.

Below are the most recent e-book collections available based on Doody’s reviews. Log in to EBSCOhost Collection Manager for additional collections from past years.

  • Doody's 4 & 5 Star Reviewed Titles 2019 Collection
  • Doody's Core Titles 2019 Frontlist
  • Doody's Core Titles 2019 All Years

Indigenous Studies Collections

Indigenous Studies Collections

These five Indigenous Studies Collections explore the art, culture, religion, history, legal status and modern life of indigenous people and societies worldwide. The collections are intended for an academic audience.

Highlighted Titles:

  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss
  • When the Caribou Do Not Come by Brenda L. Parlee and Ken J. Caine
  • Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America by Martin Giesso
  • The Gods of Indian Country by Jennifer Graber

Theology & Religion 2019 Collections

Theology & Religion 2019 Collections

The Theology & Religion 2019 collections provide titles on a variety of aspects of Christian religious studies. These collections are highly focused on specific fields of Christian studies and Christian theology and are organized by subject for ease of use. See ECM for additional Theology & Religion collections from 2018.

Key publishers include Fortress Press, Westminster John Knox Press, Eerdmans Publishing Company Foundry Publishing, Inter-Varsity Press, and United Methodist Publishing House.

  • Theology & Religion: Apologetics 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Systematic Theology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Ecclesiology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Ethics 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Christology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Eschatology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Soteriology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Comparative Religions 2019
  • Theology & Religion: Theology 2019
  • Theology & Religion: History of Doctrines 2019

Graphic Novel Collections

Graphic Novel Collections

Graphic Novels have grown in popularity in all types of libraries. These Graphic Novel Collections highlight some of the best, most popular titles for all readers, along with great titles about graphic novels. Find titles for your pleasure readers, writers and creators, and pop culture aficionados. Please note not all titles are appropriate for youth, and not all titles are available in all markets and territories.

Graphic Novels & Comics Collection - Ranging in story and style, this collection includes high-demand series starters and standalone graphic novels and comics. Included are titles from top creators such as Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Julie Maroh, David Homel, Brian Vaughan, Fiona Staples and others. This collection is not intended for juvenile audiences. Subsequent volumes are available

Graphic Novels & Comics Collection - History and Criticism - Created in collaboration with EBSCO's H.W. Wilson Core Collections, this collection includes titles on the history, criticism and cultural placement of graphic novels and comics.

Classics as Graphic Novels - This collection contains classic novels in graphic novel format suitable for readers of all ages. Find your favorites or discover a new one with rich graphics!


Social Justice Collection

Social Justice Collection

The Social Justice Collection includes more than 150 frontlist titles from top academic publishers. This interdisciplinary collection covers topics such as advocacy, human rights, humanitarian efforts, global justice, social ethics, and social change. This collection is ideal for colleges and universities that offer a social justice major, and offers titles that support theoretical learning as well as practical, applied learning for working with community and nonprofit organizations.

  • Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights by Robert Lamb
  • Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature by Elizabeth S. Anker
  • Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s by Barbara J. Keys
  • Blinded by Humanity: Inside the UN’s Humanitarian Operations by Martin Barber
  • Gender and Global Justice by Alison M. Jaggar
  • Nonprofits and Advocacy: Engaging Community and Government in the Era of Retrenchment by Yutaka Tsujinaka, Steven Rathgeb Smith, and Robert Pekkanen

Publishers include Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, John Wiley and Sons, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd.


Library and Information Science Collection

Library and Information Science Collection

The Library and Information Science collection features content covering library and information science topics. Titles range across subjects, including archives, preservations, instruction, reference, collection management, outreach, technology, and more. Key titles include:

  • Concise Guide to Information Literacy by Scott Lanning
  • The New Librarianship Field Guide by R. David Lankes
  • Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication by Katherine A. Dickson and Kevin L. Smith

Publishers include American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, Elsevier Ltd., Rowman & Littlefield, and Taylor & Francis Ltd. among others.