American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book
A growing collection of more than 4,458 titles (as of September 2015) across the entire range of the Humanities, including Area Studies, Art, Film & Media Studies, History, Literature, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Women Studies. All titles have been chosen by scholars rather than publishers, so while titles from more than one hundred publishers (among them Cambridge UP, Columbia UP, Harvard UP, MIT Press, NYU Press, Oxford UP, Princeton UP, Rutgers UP, Stanford UP, plus other academic, commercial and society presses) are included, it is a selective rather than comprehensive collection. The collection combines classic works and new scholarship. The titles are available for unlimited course reserve or classroom use.
While the bulk of the collection comprises print books later scanned and available as page images, there is also a small but growing collection of XML books-"born digital" works with additional features (links to additional resources, enlargeable images).
Help button at top right of screen, leading to FAQ and description of basic features.
User tools and features
Browsable by author, subject, and title; Searching by keyword or phrase across entire collection, including Boolean and proximity. Downloading and printing are governed by fair-use rights, and printing is limited to 10 pages at a time. Citations can be saved for e-mailing or downloading, but only for the duration of a search session. Does not appear to support exporting to bibliographic management software like RefWorks or Zotero. Complete bibliographic records will be loaded into the library catalog, allowing full discoverability from catalog searches.
1857+ (most from the 1970s onward).
Annual releases of additional titles (perhaps in the range of 200-300 per year).
Print books recommended by scholars for inclusion in the ACLS collection.
Type of coverage
Most books provide full-text in three formats: page-image, text, and PDF (the last primarily for limited downloads/printouts of no more than 3 pages). A small but growing collection of XML books also includes links to additional resources and enlargeable images.
Print counterpart or
Rutgers University Libraries has most of these titles in print.
American Council of Learned Societies
Vendor/electronic presentation provider
MPublishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library