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UCF's Libraries offer thousands of full text online books that can be used in the classroom or by individual students to supplement class readings. Please contact your subject librarians in the UCF Libraries for help incorporating the books into your syllabi with authentication for off-campus access.

WARNING! Do not select an ebook from the UCF Libraries collection as an assigned text for class readings without first verifying that there are no limits on the number of simultaneous users. Some ebooks, including most of our ebook titles in the EBSCOhost eBook database, are only available to one reader at a time.

Cambridge Core

As of September 2017 the number of eBook titles in specific subjects available at UCF is:

  • Anthropology: Anthropological theory (5), Anthropology general interest (41), Biological anthropology (9), Linguistic anthropology (53), Physical anthropology (11), Social & cultural anthropology (132)
  • Archaeology: Archaeological science (10), Archaeological theory & methods (37), Archaeology of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa & the Pacific (25), Archaeology of Europe & the Near & Middle East (20), Archaeology of the Americas (22), Archaeology general interest (30), Classical archaeology (52), Egyptology (9), Historical archaeology (5), Medieval archaeology (7), Prehistory (41)
  • Area Studies: African studies (169 titles), American studies (487), Asian studies (392), European studies (791), Latin American studies (137), Middle East studies (198)
  • Art: Applied arts (0), Architecture (17), Art general interest (18), Non-Western art (1), Photography (2), Western art (22)
  • Astronomy: Astronomy general interest (51), Astrophysics (85), Cosmology, relativity & gravitation (25), Extrasolar planets & astrobiology (15), History of astronomy & cosmology (7), Observational astronomy, techniques & instrumentation (8), Planetary science (37), Practical & amateur astronomy (43), Space science (7)
  • Chemistry: Analytical chemistry (1), Chemistry general interest (5), Environmental chemistry (8), Industrial chemistry (0), Inorganic chemistry (4), Organic chemistry (1), Physical chemistry (30)
  • Classical Studies: Ancient history (245), Ancient philosophy (117), Classical art & architecture (34), Classical languages (20), Classical literature (228), Classical studies general (120)
  • Computer Science: Algorithmics, complexity, computer algebra, computational geometry (57), Artificial intelligence & natural language processing (31), Communications, information theory & security (16), Computational biology & bioinformatics (15), Computer graphics, image processing & robotics (18), Computer hardware, architecture & distributed computing (9), Computing & society (17), Computing: general interest (12), Cryptography, cryptology & coding (15), Distributed, network & mobile computing (29), IT management & ecommerce (8), Knowledge management, databases & data mining (20), Pattern recognition & machine learning (15), Programming languages & applied logic (98), Scientific computing, scientific software (16), Software engineering & development (33)
  • Drama & Theatre: American theatre (13), British theatre (24), Classical theatre (16), Drama & theatre general interest (32), European theatre (22)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences: Applied geoscience, petroleum & mining geoscience (25), Atmospheric science & meteorology (53), Climatology & climate change (58), Earth & environmental science: general interest (33), Environmental policy, economics & law (59), Environmental science (63), Geochemistry & environmental chemistry (21), Geomorphology & physical geography (19), Hydrology, hydrogeology & water resources (40), Mineralogy, petrology & volcanology (19), Oceanography & marine science (39), Palaeontology & life history (17), Planetary science & astobiology (38), Remote sensing & GIS (10), Sedimentology & stratigraphy (15), Soil science (8), Solid earth geophysics (34), Structural geology, tectonics & geodynamics (20)
  • Economics: Econometrics & mathematical methods (81), Economic development & growth (152), Economic theory (103), Economic thought, philosophy & methodology (96), Economics general interest (68), Finance & accountancy (96), Industrial economics (61), International economics (127), Labour economics (27), Macroeconomics (97), Microeconomics (51), Monetary & financial economics (0), Natural resource & environmental economics (61)
  • Education: Education, history, theory (21)
  • Engineering: Aerospace engineering (27), Biomedical engineering (23), Chemical engineering (28), Circuits & systems (22), Civil & geotechnical engineering (21), Communications & signal processing (104), Computer engineering (8), Control systems & optimization (19), Electromagnetics (16), Electronic, optoelectronic devices, & nanotechnology (76), Energy Technology (22), Engineering design, kinematics, & robotics (29), Engineering mathematics & programming (18), Engineering general interest (20), Image processing & machine vision (9), Industrial manufacturing & operations engineering (12), Materials Science (82), Polymer Science & Engineering (3), RF & microwave engineering (28), Solid mechanics & materials (43), Technology management (16), Thermal-fluids engineering (86), Wireless Communications (76)
  • English Language Teaching - Resources for Teachers: ELT applied linguistics (30), Methodology (17)
  • Film, Media, Mass Communication: Communications (8), Creative Writing (4), Editing (0), Film (84), Journalism (1), Media, mass communication (78)
  • General Science: History of science (50), Popular science (37), Science handbooks (21)
  • Geography: Geography general interest (13), Historical geography (10), Human geography (4), Physical geography (2), Planning & urban geography (5), Regional geography (1)
  • History: African history (84), American history 1861-1900 (21), American history after 1945 (130), American history general interest (70), Australian History (25), British history 1066-1450 (68), British history after 1450 (231), British history before 1066 (50), British history general interest (72), Colonial American history (17), Cross-discipline history general interest (1), Diplomatic & international history (48), Early republic & Antebellum history (49), East Asian history (67), Economic history (130), Environmental history (21), European history 1000-1450 (97), European history 450-1000 (53), European history after 1450 (190), European history general interest (63), Global history (52), History after 1945 general (17), History of Medicine (27), History of ideas & intellectual history (269), History of native American peoples (9), History of science & technology (49), History of science general interest (25), Latin American history (56), Middle East history (119), Military history (112), Regional & world history general interest (225), Regional history after 1500 (117), Regional history before 1500 (27), Russian & East European history (43), Social & population history (94), South Asian history (70), South-East Asian history (20), Twentieth century American history (48), Twentieth century British history (47), Twentieth century European history (173), Twentieth century regional history (84)
  • Language & Linguistics: African & Caribbean language & linguistics (2), Applied linguistics (31), Arabic & Middle Eastern language & linguistics (5), Asian language & linguistics (17), Cognitive linguistics (22), Computational linguistics (12), Discourse analysis (17), English language & linguistics general interest (180), European language & linguistics (26), Grammar & syntax (74), Historical linguistics (35), Latin American language & linguistics (1), Morphology (13), Other languages & linguistics (14), Phonetics & phonology (33), Psycholinguistics & neurolinguistics (67), Semantics & pragmatics (49), Sign language (6), Sociolinguistics (120)
  • Law: Arbitration, dispute resolution & mediation (27), Comparative law (142), Competition law (17), Constitutional & administrative law (111), Contract law (12), Corporate law (59), Criminal law (62), E-commerce law (13), Employment law (16), English legal system (5), Environmental law (51), Equity & trusts (2), European law (89), Evidence (2), Family law (18), Financial law (18), Human rights (208), Humanitarian law (53), Intellectual property (52), International trade law (167), Jurisprudence (123), Law & economics (31), Law general interest (152), Legal history (102), Legal skills & practice (12), Medico-legal, bioethics & health law (40), Private international law (10), Private law (82), Property law (7), Public international law (267), Socio-legal studies (132), Taxation law (14), Tort law (15), UN & international organisations (65), US law (81)
  • Life Sciences: Animal science (0), Animal behaviour (65), Bioengineering (3), Bioethics (6), Biological anthropology & primatology (76), Biological imaging (2), Biomedical sciences (0), Biotechnology (20), Botanical reference (10), Cell biology & developmental biology (22), Cognitive Psychology (29), Darwin (4), Ecology & conservation (191), Entomology (19), Evolutionary biology (110), Genetics (25), Genomics, bioinformatics & systems biology (32), Life science professional development (17), Marine biology (8), Microbiology & immunology (35), Molecular biology, biochemistry, & structural biology (23), Natural resource management, agriculture, horticulture & forestry (61), Neurosciences (95), Nutrition (0), Pharmacology (5), Physiology & biological physics (34), Plant sciences (44), Quantitative biology, biostatistics & mathematical modeling (21), Zoology (36)
  • Literature: African & Caribbean literature (12), American literature (120), Anglo Saxon & medieval literature (130), Asian literature (15), Canadian literature (1), English literature 1700-1830 (108), English literature 1830-1900 (80), English literature 1900-1945 (102), English literature after 1945 (33), English literature general interest (90), European & World literature general interest (137), European literature (146), Irish literature (15), Latin American literature (5), Literary texts (94), Literary theory (171), Printing & publishing history (30), Renaissance & early modern literature (199)
  • Management: Business ethics (30), Entrepreneurship & innovation (45), Governance (15), Human resource management (13), International business (48), Management: general interest (63), Marketing (8), Organisation studies (52), Strategic management (37)
  • Materials Science: (0 titles)
  • Mathematics: Abstract analysis (93), Algebra (111), Computational science (40), Differential & integral equations, dynamical systems & control theory (88), Discrete mathematics, information theory & coding (73), Fluid dynamics & solid mechanics (96), Geometry & topology (123), History of mathematical texts (0), History of mathematics (3), Logic, categories & sets (103), Mathematical biology (10), Mathematical finance (24), Mathematical modeling & methods (38), Mathematical physics (67), Number theory (61), Numerical analysis & computational science (37), Numerical recipes (0), Optimization (8), Real & complex analysis (54), Recreational mathematics (397)
  • Medicine: Anatomy (4), Anesthesia, intensive care, pain management (133), Cardiovascular medicine (13), Dermatology (20), Emergency medicine (63), Endocrinology (5), Epidemiology, public health & medical statistics (49), Gastroenterology (3), Geriatrics (13), Hematology (33), Infectious disease (29), Internal medicine (3), Medical imaging (78), Medical law, ethics & forensic medicine (63), Medicine general interest (95), Neurology & clinical Neuroscience (181), Neuropsychology (13), Nursing (10), Obstetrics & gynecology, reproductive medicine (160), Oncology (49), Pathology & laboratory science (91), Pediatrics & child health (60), Psychiatry & clinical psychology (253), Respiratory medicine (7), Surgery (53)
  • Music: Eighteenth-century music (28), Ethnomusicology (11), Medieval & Renaissance music (28), Music criticism (55), Music performance (66), Music general interest (92), Nineteenth-century music (51), Opera (34), Seventeenth-century music (13), Twentieth-century & contemporary music (61)
  • Nutrition: (4 titles)
  • Philosophy: Early modern philosophy (39), Eighteenth-century philosophy (59), Epistemology & metaphysics (33), Ethics (95), History of philosophy (96), Legal philosophy (53), Logic (83), Medieval philosophy (11), Nineteenth-century philosophy (48), Non-western philosophy (4), Philosophy of mind & language (33), Philosophy of science (115), Philosophy of social science (36), Philosophy texts (16), Philosophy general interest (198), Political philosophy (209), Renaissance philosophy (3), Twentieth-century philosophy (37)
  • Physics: Atomic physics, molecular physics & chemical physics (22), Biological physics & soft matter physics (20), Computational science & modelling (12), Condensed matter physics, nanoscience & mesoscopic physics (93), Cosmology, relativity & gravitation (38), Econophysics & financial physics (11), Electronics for physicists (2), General & classical physics (35), History, philosophy & foundations of physics (42), Mathematical methods (14), Nonlinear science & fluid dynamics (22), Optics, optoelectronics & photonics (59), Particle physics & nuclear physics (51), Plasma physics & fusion physics (25), Quantum physics, quantum information & quantum computation (32), Statistical physics (29), Theoretical physics & mathematical physics (129)
  • Politics & International Relations: African government, politics & policy (61), American government, politics & policy (274), Australian politics (6), British government, politics & policy (27), Comparative politics (525), East Asian government, politics & policy (77), European government, politics & policy (87), History of ideas (126), International relations & international organisations (673), Latin American government, politics & policy (78), Middle East government, politics & policy (72), Political economy (239), Political theory (297), Politics general interest (281), Research Methods in Politics (24), Russian & East European government, politics & policy (57), South Asian government, politics & policy (34), South-East Asian government, politics & policy (35), Texts in political thought (7)
  • Psychology: Applied psychology (37), Biological psychology (24), Cognition (108), Critical psychology (4), Cultural psychology (10), Developmental psychology (168), Educational psychology (84), Experimental psychology (7), Health & clinical psychology (54), History of psychology (19), Personality psychology & individual differences (34), Psychology research methods & statistics (17), Psychology: general interests (113), Social psychology (171)
  • Religion: Biblical studies - New testament (80), Biblical studies - Old testament, Hebrew bible (26), Buddhism & Eastern religions (13), Church history (113), Islam (106), Judaism (73), Philosophy of religion (38), Religion general interest (168), Religious ethics (28), Theology (102)
  • Social Science Research Methods: Qualitative research methods (5), Quantitative research methods (10), Research methods in politics (24), Research methods in sociology & criminology (19)
  • Sociology: Criminology (69), Demography, social statistics (44), Organisational sociology (77), Political sociology (217), Research methods in sociology & criminology (19), Social theory (120), Sociology of gender (37), Sociology of race & ethnicity (77), Sociology of religion (42), Sociology of science & medicine (23), Sociology general interest (206)
  • Statistics & Probability: Applied probability & stochastic networks (12), Computational statistics, machine learning & information science (16), General statistics & probability (48), Optimization, OR & risk (21), Probability theory & stochastic processes (49), Statistical theory & methods (37), Statistics for econometrics, finance & insurance (31), Statistics for environmental sciences (1), Statistics for life sciences, medicine & health (16), Statistics for physical sciences & engineering (10), Statistics for social sciences, behavioral sciences & law (5)

InTech Books

As of August 2017:

  1. Physical Sciences, Engineering & Technology (1,553 books)
  2. Life Sciences (474 books)
  3. Health Sciences (1,014 books)
  4. Social Sciences & Humanities (79 books)

Oxford Books Online

The number of eBooks available in UCF's Oxford Scholarship Online subscription as of August 2017 is indicated after each subject.

Browse by subject

  1. Biology (220)
  2. Business & Management (257)
  3. Classical Studies (499)
  4. Economics & Finance (689)
  5. History (792)
  6. Law (1,034)
  7. Linguistics (412)
  8. Literature (637)
  9. Mathematics (111)
  10. Music (353)
  11. Neuroscience (112)
  12. Palliative Care (13)
  13. Philosophy (1,704)
  14. Physics (352)
  15. Political Science (1,096)
  16. Psychology (467)
  17. Public Health & Epidemiology (185)
  18. Religion (1,488)
  19. Social Work (169)
  20. Sociology (103)

The number of eBooks available in UCF's Oxford Handbooks Online subscription as of August 2017 is indicated after each subject.

Browse by subject

  1. Business & Management (51)
  2. Philosophy (73)
  3. Political Science (81)
  4. Religion (69)

ProQuest Ebook Central

Faculty: Do not select ebooks from ProQuest Ebook Central for assigned readings unless the book's availability indicates "Your institution has unlimited access to this book."

The number eBooks available in UCF's ProQuest Ebook Central subscription as of September 2017 which allow unlimited users is indicated after each subject.

Browse Subjects:

ARTS

  • Architecture (129)
  • Fine Arts (439)

BUSINESS

  • Business/Management (2,013)
  • Economics (1,515)

EDUCATION

  • Education (232)
  • Juvenile Literature (10)

GENERAL

  • General Works/Reference (145)
  • Geography/Travel (201)
  • Home Economics (77)
  • Library Science (236)
  • Museums (4)
  • Tourism/Hospitality (12)

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Health (302)
  • Medicine (787)
  • Nursing (17)
  • Pharmacy (122)
  • Psychology (112)
  • Sport & Recreation (312)

HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • History (201)
  • Political Science (166)

LAW

  • Law (163)

LITERATURE & LANGUAGE

  • Fiction (8)
  • Journalism (5)
  • Language/Linguistics (81)
  • Literature (135)
  • Publishing (11)

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy (282)
  • Religion (78)

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Social Science (1,457)
  • Military Science (275)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • Agriculture (1,474)
  • Computer Science/IT (5,473)
  • Engineering (9,435)
    • Chemical Engineering (1,286)
    • Civil Engineering (2,173)
    • Construction (357)
    • Electrical Engineering (2,141)
    • Environmental Engineering (956)
    • General Engineering (3,388)
    • Manufacturing (324)
    • Mechanical Engineering (1,232)
    • Mining (369)
  • Environmental Studies (1,881)
  • Mathematics (2,377)
  • Science (10,070)
    • Anatomy/Physiology (599)
    • Astronomy (499)
    • Biology/Natural History (3,358)
    • Botany (377)
    • General Science (762)
    • Chemistry (1,222)
    • Geology (1,057)
    • Physics (2,327)
    • Zoology (942)

Sage eBooks

The number of eBooks available in UCF's Sage Knowledge subscription as of September 2017 is indicated after each subject.

Browse by subject

  1. Business & Management (462)
  2. Counseling & Psychotherapy (375)
  3. Criminology & Criminal Justice (184)
  4. Education (1,019)
  5. Geography, Earth, & Environmental Science (84)
  6. Health & Social Care (320)
  7. Media, Communication & Cultural Studies (381)
  8. Politics & International Relations (222)
  9. Psychology (214)
  10. Sociology (516)

Sage Research Methods includes the complete series of

  • Little Green Books -- Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences
  • Little Blue Books -- Qualitative Research Methods

SAGE Key Concepts Series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Titles include Key Concepts in...

  • Anti-Discriminatory Social Work
  • Body & Society
  • Classical Social Theory
  • Community Studies
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Development Geography
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Economic Geography
  • Education
  • Educational Assessment
  • Ethnography
  • Event Management
  • Family Studies
  • Governance
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Studies
  • Healthcare Education
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism Studies
  • Leadership
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leisure Studies
  • Marketing
  • Media & Communications
  • Nursing
  • Operations Management
  • Organization Theory
  • Palliative Care
  • Planning
  • Political Communication
  • Political Geography
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Studies
  • Social Gerontology
  • Social Work Practice
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport & Exercise Research Methods
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sports Studies
  • Teaching Primary Mathematics
  • Tourism Research
  • Tourist Studies
  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Studies
  • Work

Springer eBooks

The number of eBooks available in UCF's subscription as of August 2017 is indicated after each discipline.

Browse by discipline (74,502)

  1. Architecture/Design (166)
  2. Biomedicine (3,392)
  3. Business & Management (2,907)
  4. Chemistry (2,575)
  5. Computer Science (14,699)
  6. Dentistry (85)
  7. Earth Sciences (1,531)
  8. Economics (1,893)
  9. Education (3,024)
  10. Energy (603)
  11. Engineering (8,814)
  12. Environment (1,478)
  13. Finance (401)
  14. Geography (613)
  15. History (526)
  16. Law (942)
  17. Life Sciences (4,349)
  18. Linguistics (529)
  19. Literature (28)
  20. Materials Science (951)
  21. Mathematics (5,862)
  22. Medicine & Public Health (6,499)
  23. Pharmacy (35)
  24. Philosophy (2,807)
  25. Physics (4,239)
  26. Political Science & International Relations (513)
  27. Popular Science (350)
  28. Psychology (1,018)
  29. Religious Studies (91)
  30. Science (926)
  31. Social Sciences (1,315)
  32. Statistics (603)

Taylor & Francis eBooks

The number of eBooks available through UCF as of August 2017 is indicated after each subject.

Browse by subject:

  • Area Studies (2,602)
  • Arts (1,316)
  • Behavioral Sciences (2,231)
  • Bioscience (59)
  • Built Environment (1,033)
  • Communication Studies (332)
  • Computer Science (66)
  • Development Studies (876)
  • Earth Sciences (68)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Industry (3,064)
  • Education (2,369)
  • Engineering & Technology (325)
  • Environment & Agriculture (164)
  • Environmental Studies & Management (962)
  • Food Science & Technology (25)
  • Geography (1,114)
  • Health & Social Care (607)
  • Humanities (5,538)
  • Information Science (37)
  • Language & Literature (1,677)
  • Law (1,582)
  • Mathematics & Statistics (37)
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health (163)
  • Museum & Heritage Studies (170)
  • Physical Sciences (25)
  • Politics & International Relations (4,109)
  • Reference & Information Science (203)
  • Social Sciences (3,803)
  • Sports & Leisure (276)
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Events (221)
  • Urban Studies (297)