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A group of ebook collections available to all Alma College members

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles. Credo’s collection is integrated with millions of cross-references and contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.


ebook Academic Collection

Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion.


ebook Business Collection

A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.


Encyclopedia of Associations

Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more..


Gale Directory Library

Provides access to Ward’s Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 100,000 U.S. companies, listing the industries in which it operates, names of top executives, number of employees, the type of company it is, and financial performance.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of full-text reference books published by Gale. These reference resources contain information relevant to students interested in biography, education, the environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, the sciences and the social sciences.


Hathi Trust

A digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. The full text is available for many of the books (called “full view”).


Oxford English Dictionary Online

Digital version of the definitive record of the English language.


Project Gutenberg

Offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.


Proquest Ebook Central (Formerly Ebrary) 

A collection of nearly 200,000 ebooks from multiple academic publishers.  Covers a wide range of topics and includes some textbooks and reference books as well as numerous research fields.


Salem Press

A collection of e-books on subjects such as History, Film, Literature, Medicine, Health Sciences and Career Planning.


United Nations Ebook Collection