University Library Catalog
Print books, ebooks, movies, music, and print journal titles in the Alvernia Library collection. Websites relevant to Alvernia's courses are also listed.
Education and counseling ebooks.
ebrary on campus access - allows access to the Bookshelf feature for annotating and organizing search results
ebrary off campus access
For guidance in using ebrary, see the ebrary Training Video
The world's largest library catalog with over 179 million records. This catalog includes the items in Alvernia's Library. It is also the best tool for requesting books from other libraries
Check the short WorldCat video for guidance in using this database.
Other Library Catalogs
Find items in a local Pennsylvania public library.
Berks County Libraries Catalog
Locate items in the Reading and Berks County Libraries.
The Library of Congress
The world's largest library with books, manusripts, phtographs, maps, music and incunabula.
Digital Library Collections
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of public domain documents form American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
Bartleby Great Books Online
Full-text dictionaries, quotations, poems, fiction and nonfiction.
Cornell University Digital Library Collection
A wide variety of digital materials.
Digital Book Index
Links to over 120,000 free ebooks.
Electronic books of all types - fiction, non-fiction, scholarly, textbooks, etc. Google Books also includes magazines.
Harvard University Library Open Collections Program
Unique historical virtual collections.
"Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books."
A University of Michigan digital library of primary sources in covering the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Over 27,000 free ebooks, a large number available for your PDA.
National Academy Press
Over 1,800 online books from the National Academy of Sciences.
Free electronic dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and literature published prior to 1923.
The University of
Pennsylvania Online Books
Over 35,000 free ebooks.
American Fiction (1851-1875)
An online collection of over 2900 novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875.
Books for Understanding
A resource for finding books on current events by the Association of American University Presses.
The New York Review of Books
Book reviews and author information by the New York Times.