Selected eReference Titles
ORU eBook Collections
The ORU eBook collections whose titles are searchable in the Library catalog are listed below in descending order of size. These collections are also accessible via the Databases page. For tips on how to highlight and annotate the Library's eBooks online, see under the tab for each collection. For instructions on how to download the eBooks and read them offline on a laptop or mobile device, see the Download Instructions tab.
Ebook Central, formerly ebrary, is a collection of 143,142 academic electronic books from a wide variety of scholarly and professional publishers. Concentrations are in the areas of Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Humanities, the Social Sciences and more. The total includes approximately 577 individually purchased titles.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) includes 13,654 titles, which includes over 1,150 titles in the Christian Librarians collections and over 150 individually selected titles.
Credo Reference is a collection of some 811 online reference titles from various publishers.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of 181 reference works, several of which are in-depth subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Books@Ovid includes 19 full-text eBooks related to nursing and the nursing profession.
Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost) is a collection of 16 downloadable audiobooks.
Other ORU eBooks
Open Access eBooks
The eBooks and eBook collections listed in this LibGuide are restricted to use by current ORU students, faculty, and staff, but the Library also offers a Web page of open access eBooks, which lists a number of open-access eBook collections.