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EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Large collection of ebooks covering a wide variety of topics

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection offers over 120,000 full-text titles in the following subject areas:

  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Children's & Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Business & Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Fiction
  • General Nonfiction
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature & Criticism
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Reference
  • Religion
  • Sciences
  • Self-Help & Family
  • Social Sciences
  • Study Aids & Language Learning

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ACLS Humanities E-Book

E-books recommended and reviewed by scholars

The American Council of Learned Societies, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library, offers over 3,700 high quality e-books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

Bloomsbury Drama Online Playtext

  • Core Collection: over 1700 plays by the world's leading dramatists
  • Auora Metro Books: a highly contemporary list of new drama with a focus on drama by women and by Black and Asian writers
  • Nick Hern Books Modern Plays: a varied range of award-winning plays from many of the UK and Ireland’s preeminent playwrights
  • Oberon Books: 500 plays from a publisher with a reputation for challenging and compelling works
  • Playwrights Canada Press: 175 plays from notable and award-winning authors

Bloomsbury Music & Sound (formerly Bloomsbury Popular Music)

Provides cutting edge scholarship on popular music from acid house to zydeco as well as on sound in general. Includes the 33 1/3 Series of short books on classic albums.

This database houses the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, all 170+ 33 1/3 book series with each volume providing in-depth analysis of influential albums, the new global 33 1/3 series focusing on popular music from around the world, and an expanding range of scholarly books with a minimum of 5 titles being added annually. It also includes wide ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound. Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.


Comics, manga, and graphic novels. Sign in with your UArts email. Use the app for extra convenience: Apple, Android

"ComicsPlus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers through school, public, and academic libraries. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. There is never a wait to read, all titles are unlimited access simultaneous use."

Credo Reference

Hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (formerly ebrary)

E-books individually selected by the UArts Libraries. -- login required

Ebook Central contains e-books individually selected by the University Libraries.

New Play Exchange

The world’s largest digital library of scripts by contemporary writers.

Search by plays cast size, gender, age level, race, genre, sexual identity, and more! You can also search for people and organizations. Many of these plays will have the full script available for download, while some will have just a summary of the play. Use this resource to find monologues for auditions, scenes for classroom study, as writing inspiration, or just to read something new.

Please note: institutional access does not allow individual users to write recommendations, record private notes, or create reading lists, but you can always bookmark urls in lieu of creating reading lists. Personal accounts can be created for between $10.00-$18.00 a year directly through New Play Exchange. Please contact for more information.

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