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To access a specific resource, click its name on the list below. Items marked "CSUDH Students Only" will require you to enter your CSUDH Student ID in order to access them. Items marked with "Anyone Can Use" can be used by anybody.


E-books, Online Reading

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Project Gutenberg The first creator of e-books, and one of the biggest repositories of free, out-of-copyright online books. You can read their 25,000+ volumes online, or download them in a variety of formats. Anyone Can Use
WikiSource 'An online library of free content publications collected and maintained by the community' Wikisource has the full text of many out-of-copyright materials, including poetry, verse, lyrics, laws, fiction, and more. Anyone Can Use
NetLibrary A collection of roughly 3000 ebooks available to CSUDH students through the NetLibrary provider. The majority of the works are non-fiction, and the books come from a variety of publishers. CSUDH Students Only
eBrary Another collection of mostly nonfiction ebooks available to CSUDH students. Note that to open items on ebrary you will need to install their software add-on for your internet browser. CSUDH Students Only
Safari Electronic Books A collection of technical books from a number of noteworthy publishers. This collection is only available to CSUDH students, and covers science, artificial intelligence, and a number of computing subjects. CSUDH Students Only
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 The UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while select books are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers. Some Books Available To Public
Gale Reference Books Contains over 1700 full-text reference e-books on a variety of subjects CSUDH Students Only