Electronic books & texts
ERUDITION. Chinese Classic Ancient Books 中国基本古籍库
Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books (Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku, 中國基本古籍庫) collects approximately 10,000 titles of most important classical Chinese works in various subjects covering the period from Pre-Qin to the Republic of China. Each title is provided with a digital full-text and at least one version of rare edition. The database incorporates more than 170,000 volumes and 12,500 various rare editions.
ERUDITION Zhongguo fang zhi ku 中國方誌庫
includes 2000 titles of local records from the Song dynasty to the Republican period. Currently include about 2000 pre-modern local gazetteers (when finished, will include more than 10,000). Full text searchable.
ERUDITION. Chinese Popular Literature 中国俗文库
is a specialized large-scale database of ancient books. It collects 10,000 kinds of popular literary works and popular documents and materials of successive dynasties from the Qin-Han Dynasties to the early years of the Republic of China, including novel, script for story-telling, theatrical text, story song, storytelling in southern dialects, common saying story, rare books, and treasure volume.
Available on-campus until 31st July 2014. Please send any feedback to Wai-hing Tse email@example.com
SOAS' e-book subscriptions
Cambridge Books Online
500+ e-books from Cambridge University Press available to all Library users on-campus, and SOAS staff & students off-campus (with SOAS id and password)
Cambridge Books Online
e-books on demand - access to over 70,000 electronic books covering Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences subjects, including 10,000 Business & Economics books. SOAS students and staff only.
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/soas [On or off-campus]
Brill e-books - International Law and Human Rights & Humanitarian Law 2011 collection
70+ titles available for download. Available to all Library users on-campus, and SOAS staff & students off-campus (with SOAS id and password)
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law collection
International Law collection
Oxford Scholarship Online - Law
Access to 700+ e-books on Law from Oxford Scholarship Online. Available to all Library users on-campus, and SOAS staff & students off-campus (with SOAS id and password).
Oxford Scholarship Online
Westlaw UK e-books
A small selection of e-books are available from Westlaw UK platform. Titles include: Chitty on Contracts 30th Ed., Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 20th Ed., McGregor on Damages 18th Ed., Palmers Company Law, Redfern & Hunter: Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration 5th Ed.
Available to SOAS staff and students only, on and off-campus.
Westlaw UK e-books
The IMF eLibrary for the UK Data Service offers the entire catalogue of IMF publications in several digital formats. It is an indispensable tool for economics research and analysis including over 10,000 periodicals, books and working papers from 1951 onwards containing information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalisation, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction and more.
http://imf-text.mimas.ac.uk/ [Available to SOAS staff and students only, on or off-campus]
If you would like assistance with e-books please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CARRIE: Full Text Electronic Library
Free full text access to donated works still under copyright as well as out of copyright works.
Links to and information concerning a huge number of e-books available free on the Web. In most cases they can be read online in their HTML version, while many can also be downloaded as files to read offline. Site is based in Australia, but has excellent links to worldwide resources.
Internet Classics Archive
Full text classics from mainly Greco-Roman authors e.g. Aristotle, but other authors include Confucius, Lao-Tzu, Sun Tzu, Sa'di and Omar Khayyum.
Internet Public Library
Collection of over 13000 electronic books. Select "Reading room" for free publicly accessible books.
Online Books Page
Digital library of approx. 16,000 English language works. Available free of charge for personal, non-commercial use. Produced by John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania.
Freely available texts from out of copyright books. Good selection of "classics" chosen by Project volunteers.
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
Full-text, electronic versions of selected University of California Press books in a range of subjects and areas, including recent publications relating to African, Middle Eastern and South Asian studies.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Full text documents on human rights issues with links to over 1200 human rights sites.