Ebook Collections: ACLS Humanities E-Books

This guide highlights a range of ebook collections, giving details on the content of the collections, and how to use them

About ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB)

 ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of 5000+ books of high quality in the humanities.  These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers

Major Fields currently covered include Area and Historical Studies in the following: African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies.

It also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theatre, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

Formats on ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB)

ACLS Humanities ebooks are supplied DRM-Free (Digital Rights Management Free) - no limits on the number of people who can access at the same time, read all the contents online, and download as much as you need in PDF format, to print or save to your device.

An image of an ACLS Humanities ebook which shows the details of publication, highlighted are the read online and download options which are available on the table of contents

The Read option opens the ebook in the onscreen reader at the beginning of the chapter you have selected.

The Download option will create a PDF of the chapter which you can print, or save on your device.

Searching for an ACLS Humanities Ebook

All of the ACLS Humanities ebooks can be found through the search box on the Library homepage.

To limit the search to ebooks tick the ebook option beneath the search box:

Image of the Library login page with a username and password entered

Enter a keyword, title, author or a combination of these to search for ebooks.

How do I view an Ebooks?

Click the eBook button Picture of eBook search button to the right of the title of the ebook you want to use.

If you need to login to view an ACLS Humanities ebook you'll be directed to the University of St Andrews Microsoft Office 365 Sign-in page, where you enter your university email address and password.

Alternatively you can go directly to the ACLS Humanities ebook platform using the link in the record for the database in Library search.  In the access menu on the left tick "Only content I can access" to limit to the ebooks you have full-text access to on this platform.

Examples of ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB) titles

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