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eBook Collection Development
Banned Books Collection

Banned Books Collection  

This Banned Books collection contains a variety of banned and challenged titles covering many decades. Readers will enjoy a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction titles covering a wide range of controversial topics. Classics, award winners, adult and young adult titles are included in this collection.

Top Titles include:

  • The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X/Alex Haley
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Highlighted publishers include Penguin Random House, Lightning Source Inc. and Hachette Book Group.

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Banned Books Collection


Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

Breast Cancer Awareness Collection  

EBSCO’s Breast Cancer Awareness Collection provides helpful and informative content about breast cancer, including treatment, prevention, and stories of survival, to breast cancer patients, their families, and their supporters.

Top titles:

  • The Black Woman’s Breast Cancer Survival Guide: Understanding and Healing in the Face of a Nationwide Crisis by Cheryl D. Holloway
  • Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered by The American Cancer Society
  • Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies by Marshalee George and Kimlin Tam Ashling

Highlighted publishers include Penguin Random House, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Hachette Book Group.

Title List(s):
Breast Cancer Awareness Collection


Core Collections Recommended Titles Adult Nonfiction Collection

Core Collections Recommended Titles Adult Nonfiction Collection  

A comprehensive collection development series, these book collections provide librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for public library patrons. Containing titles at two recommendation levels, this in-depth collection covers nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, and graphic novels. With a solid history of excellence–which has earned respect and recognition within the library market– Core Collections, formerly H.W. Wilson’s Standard Catalogs, are the only impartial collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria.

Highlighted titles:

  • The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell
  • The Cold War by Odd Arne Westead
  • The Making of Black Lives Matter by Christopher J. Lebron

Highlighted Publishers: Hachette, Oxford, Rowman and Littlefield.

Please contact your EBSCO sales representative for a title list and price quote.

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Core Collections Recommended Titles Adult Fiction Collection

Core Collections Recommended Titles Adult Fiction Collection  

A comprehensive collection development series, these book collections provide librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for public library patrons. Containing titles at two recommendation levels, this in-depth collection covers fiction works, story collections, picture books, and graphic novels. With a solid history of excellence–which has earned respect and recognition within the library market – Core Collections, formerly H.W. Wilson’s Standard Catalogs, are the only impartial collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria.

Highlighted titles:

  • If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Highlighted Publishers: Algonquin, Sourcebooks, Penguin Random House

Please contact your EBSCO sales representative for a title list and price quote.

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Children’s Picture Books Collection

Children’s Picture Books Collection  

This collection contains over 150 of the latest and greatest in picture books for children.

Top titles inlcude:

  • Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
  • You Can Read by Helanie Becker
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

Highligh publishers included Holiday House Publishing, Inc., Lightning Source Inc. and Orca Book Publishers.

Title List(s):
Children’s Picture Books Collection


Page to Screen - Adult Collection

Page to Screen - Adult Collection  

This collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction as well as classics that have been adapted into well-known movies or TV shows.

Highlighted titles:

  • A Game of Thrones 5 Book Set by George RR Martin
  • Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin
  • The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

Top publishers include Image Comics, Perseus and Penguin Random House.

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Page to Screen - Adult Collection


Page to Screen - Youth Collection

Page to Screen - Youth Collection  

This collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction for youth, ages 0-18, as well as classics, that have been adapted into well-known movies or TV shows.

Highlighted titles:

  • Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Complete Series by Ann Brashares
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Top publishers include Sourcebooks, Hachette and Readbox.

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Page to Screen - Youth Collection


AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection

AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection  

This collection contains titles from the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography. Topics cover the humanities, social sciences, science, technology, math, the arts and more.

Highlighted titles:

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court
Newton’s Apple and Other Myths About Science
Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-powered Future
From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood

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AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection


Adult Award Winners Collection

Adult Award Winners Collection  

If you’re looking to expand or start an adult collection including popular and literary fiction and nonfiction, start here. This collection includes the best of the best of adult literature, and every title has either won or been shortlisted for an award.

Highlighted Titles:

  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (2017 National Book Award Winner; 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
  • How to Survive a Plague by David France (2017 Stonewall Award)
  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (2017 Edgar Allen Poe Award)

Top publishers include Hachette, Penguin Random House and McFarland.

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Adult Award Winners Collection


Summer Reading 2017 Collection

Summer Reading 2017 Collection

Keep kids reading all summer long!  This collection offers 60 e-book titles that support summer reading curricula for grades K-12.  Spanning modern favorites and popular classics, these titles will help bridge the school-to-home connection and get kids prepared for the upcoming school year.

Notable titles include:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill
  • A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Publishers include Random House, Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, and University of Chicago Press.

Title List(s):
Summer Reading 2017 Collection


Library Journal Best Reference 2016 Collection

Library Journal Best Reference 2016 Collection  

Each year Library Journal's reference reviewers and editors compile a list of the most relevant and useful reference titles published that year.  Included are both broad titles that would have appeal to the general public, as well as titles that provide more depth for an academic audience.

Highlighted titles:

  • The Oxford Companion to Cheese by Catherine Donnelly and Mateo Kehler
  • People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration by Kofi, Lomotey
  • The SAGE Handbook of Resistance by David Courpasson and Steven Vallas

Title List(s):
Library Journal Best Reference 2016 Collection


Sports Collection

Sports Collection

Baseball season is in full swing! Use the collection to expand your selection of baseball titles. Topics covered in the sports collection rotate throughout the year.

  • 2017 Baseball Forecaster & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics by Ron Shandler et. al.
  • The Closer by Mariana Rivera
  • Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-era Detroit by Tom Stanton

Top publishers include Penguin Random House, Human Kinetics, Springer, Rowman & Littlefield and Hachette.

Title List(s):
Sports Collection


Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection

Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection  

This Collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles for young adult readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from top authors such as Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, and Laurie Halse Anderson, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and the latest blockbusters.

Title List(s):
Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection


Best of 2016

Best of 2016

All titles in this collection appear on Best Books of 2016 lists.  Sources include Library Journal, National Book Awards, Publisher’s Weekly, Book List and many more.  This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult titles.

Top titles include:

  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  • Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
  • The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey

Highlighted publishers include Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House and Oxford University Press.

Title List(s):
Best of 2016


Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction  

From the dawn of time to the 20th century, this collection includes titles on medieval mysteries, historical thrillers, period romances and twists on classic from top fiction publishers including Penguin Random House and Hachette Book Group.

Highlighted titles include:

  • A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
  • The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara
  • The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Top publishers include Hachette, Penguin Random House and Perseus.

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Historical Fiction


Popular Juvenile Fiction

Popular Juvenile Fiction  

This collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles for juvenile readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from high quality publishers such as Algonquin Young Readers, Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and award-winning titles.

Highlighted Titles include:

 

  • Shackleton Sabotage by Dee Garretson, J.M. Lee, Anthony VanArsdale, and Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Ever After High: Once Upon a Twist: Rosabella and the Three Bears by Perdita Finn
  • Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream by Monica Brown

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Popular Juvenile Fiction


Popular Juvenile Nonfiction

Popular Juvenile Nonfiction  

This collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular nonfiction titles for juvenile readers, covering a range of subjects such as biography, history, sports, and science. Included are titles from high quality publishers such as Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and award-winning titles.

Highlighted titles include:

  • A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents by Ken Burns
  • You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! by Jonah Winter
  • Magic Tree House Survival Guide by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
  • Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch

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Popular Juvenile Nonfiction


New Popular Adult Fiction

New Popular Adult Fiction  

This collection includes bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles from the last few months covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from top authors as well as New York Times Bestsellers and the latest blockbusters.

Highlighted titles:

  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Camino Island by John Grisham

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New Popular Adult Fiction


New Popular Adult Nonfiction

New Popular Adult Nonfiction  

This collection includes nonfiction titles from the last few months from top trade publishers. Popular topics covered include business, current events, cooking, health and fitness, history, medicine, political science, sports and recreation, science, travel, and more.

Highlighted titles include:

  • The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Ken Burns
  • Life 3.0 Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

Title List(s):
New Popular Adult Nonfiction


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!

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Graphic Novels & Comics Collection

Graphic Novels & Comics Collection - History and Criticism

Classics as Graphic Novels


EBSCO eClassics

EBSCO eClassics

EBSCO eBooks™ is proud to provide EBSCO eClassics, 25 free e-books available to anyone interested in these well-known, young adult literary novels. These world-class narratives include the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of most famous stories in history to enjoy in the classroom, at home or on-the-go.

For more information on how to add these titles to your digital catalog please contact EBSCO Customer Support.

Title List(s):
EBSCO eClassics


Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Collection

Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Collection

Exploring imaginative, futuristic and supernatural settings, this collection includes titles on time travel, alternative history, magic and sorcery, and mythological beings from top fiction publishers including Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and Tachyon Publication.

Notable titles in this collection include:

  • The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood
  • Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie
  • Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • The Hike by Drew Magary
  • Spook Country by William Gibson

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Collection


New Releases Collection

New Releases Collection  

Hot off the e-press. Find all the newest content in this collection featuring titles released in the past month from many of the most popular and highly acclaimed authors in the world.

Notable new titles within the collection include:

  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimball
  • Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Title List(s):
New Releases


Holiday Collection

Holiday Collection  

The Holiday Collection features more than 700 titles that highlight holiday celebrations around the world. Titles for all age levels are included, from playful texts about Santa Claus for K-6 readers to in-depth studies of cultural customs and fiction for adult readers.

Notable titles include:

  • Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable Desserts for Every Season by Alice Medrich
  • Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie
  • Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason
  • Feliz Año Nuevo!: Happy New Year! by Alex Appleby and Christina Green
  • St. Patrick: The First Missionary: From How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Publishers include Penguin Random House, Gareth Stevens Publishing. Hachette, Artisan Books and the Holiday House.

Title List(s):
Holiday Collection


Best of 2015

Best of 2015

All titles in this collection appear on Best Books of 2015 lists. Sources include Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Book List and many more. This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult titles.

  • The Thing About Jellyfish - Kirkus Best of 2015, Amazon Top 20 Children’s Books of 2015
  • Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead - Business Insider’s 20 best business books of 2015
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Kirkus Best of 2015, Amazon Best Books of the Year: Top 20
  • A Spool of Blue Thread - Library Journal’s Best Books 2015
  • All the Things We Never Knew - Booklist Best Adult Nonfiction of 2015

Notable Publisher include Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Perseus Books, Sourcebooks Inc., Yale University Press.

Title List(s):
Best of 2015


Women's History Collection

Women's History Collection

Released to coincide with Women’s History Month, this collection contains titles delving into the social, economic and cultural history of women around the world.  Titles range from a detailed biography of one woman’s experiences during the fall of the Roman Republic to a study on gender, mobility and labor in 20th and 21st century Japan. This collection contents high demand titles from reputable publishers that will enhance any collection’s holdings.

•    Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin
•    The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
•    A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams
•    The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran by Nazila Fathi
•    A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South by Audrey Thomas McCluskey

Top publishers include Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, University of North Carolina Press, Penguin Random House, Rowman & Littlefield and Perseus Books.

Title List(s):
Women's History Collection


Consumer Health

Consumer Health  

The Consumer Health Collection includes over 200 titles that focus on health related issues aimed at the general public. Topics include chronic pain management, coping with a cancer diagnosis, diabetes, ADHD, as well as alternative treatments and navigating the health care system.

Highlighted titles include:

  • The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts by Purva H. Rawal
  • The Menopause Maze: The Complete Guide to Conventional, Complementary and Self-Help Options by Megan A. Arroll
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia for Dummies by Michael Wasserman, Patricia Burkhart Smith, Mary Kenan, Mark Edwin Kunik
  • Cancer Sourcebook for Women by Keith Jones
  • Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right For You by Patricia Anstett Kathleen Galligan

Top publishers include Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ABC-CLIO and Omnigraphics, Inc..

Title List(s):
Consumer Health


African American History Collection

African American History Collection

The African American History Collection features more than 300 titles to enhance your library’s African American History Month programs. Titles for all age levels are included, from biographies of famous political leaders, athletes, and performers for the K-8 set, to primary source materials from major events in US history and current bestsellers by award-winning authors.

Notable titles within the collection include:

  • The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad by Paul Alkebulan (Choice Outstanding Academic Title)
  • History of African Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots by Thomas J. Davis
  • The Lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S. Levine
  • The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by Jon N. Hale
  • Separate Games: African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation by David K. Wiggins

Notable publishers include Penguin Random House Inc., Hachette Book Group, ABC-CLIO and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing.

Title List(s):
African American History Collection


Basic Programming Collection

Basic Programming Collection  

This collection includes more than 200 titles that focus on introductory and beginners computer programming. Topics include various programming languages, computer applications, design, game and website development, and more.

 

  • Programming Language Explorations by Ray Toal et al.
  • Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Paul Barry
  • Learning Modular Java Programming by Tejaswini Mandar Jog
  • Introducing Web Development by Jörg Krause
  • Scratch by Example: Programming for All Ages by Eduardo A. Vlieg

Publishers include No Starch Press, John Wiley & Sons, O'Reilly  and Packt Publishing.

Title List(s):
Basic Programming Collection


Basic Electronics for Senior Citizens

Basic Electronics for Senior Citizens  

This collection includes more than 250 titles that focus on introducing and explaining every day electronics and their applications for learners of all ages. Topics include desktop applications, cell phones, tablets, social media, and more.

 

  • The Basics of Cyber Safety: Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy by John Sammons and Michael Cross
  • Windows 10 All-in-one for Dummies by Woody Leonhard
  • IPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box by David Pogue
  • How Software Works: The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies by V. Anton Spraul
  • Take Control of ITunes 12: The FAQ by Kirk McElhearn

 

Publishers include Gareth Stevens, John Wiley & Sons and Springer.

Title List(s):
The Basic Electronics for Senior Citizens Collection


Independent and Self Published Award Winners and Best Sellers Collection

Independent and Self Published Award Winners and Best Sellers Collection

This collection features nearly 350 self-published titles and titles published by independent publishers, and each title in the collection has won an award, landed on a best seller list, or both. 

Notable titles within the collection include:

  • The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul
  • Byrd by Kim Church
  • Prague Summer by Jeffrey Condran
  • Joni Mitchell: In her own words by Malka Marom
  • Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics by Joshua Hall
  • Jack the Castaway by Lisa Doan
  • Days of Revolution: Political Unrest in an Iranian Village by Mary Elaine Hegland

Title List(s):
Independent and Self Published Award Winners and Best Sellers Collection


Best Sellers Collection

Best Sellers Collection  

All titles in this collection have appeared on a national best sellers list such as: New York Times Best Seller List, Los Angeles Times Best Seller List, USA Today Best Seller List, Wall Street Journal Best Seller List and other national seller listings. This collection contains more than 800 titles. 

Notable titles within the collection include:

  • Two by Two
  • Woman of God
  • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchhill

Notable publishers include Trajectory, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Perseus, Workman, and many more.

Title List(s):
Best Sellers Collection


Additional Featured Collections for Public Libraries

Additional Featured Collections for Public Libraries

Below are additional collections of interest for public library patrons.

Title List(s):
Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

Native American Heritage Collection

Baseball Collection