e-Books

Oxford English Dictionary: This 20-volume work (2nd ed) can be searched online together with revisions being made for the 3rd ed.(Subscription)

Cambridge Dictionaries: A selection of dictionaries published by Cambridges University Press can be searched; also provides links to sites for language teachers and researchers.

Collins Word Exchange: An online dictionary and discussion forum for words (many of them slang) used in everyday speech but not yet in dictionaries; includes a dictionary ofabbreviations used in mobile phone text messages and other word tools.

OneLook Dictionaries: Can be used to find definitions or translations of words.

Visual Dictionary Online: An all-in-one reference which provides images, words and definitions. Search the themes to quickly locate words, or find the meaning of a word by viewing theimage it represents. This dictionary from Merriam-Webster helps you learn English in a visual and accessible way.

Your Dictionary.com: Provides access to more than 1 800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages; its predecessor (A Web of Online Dictionaries), was launched in 1995 by Dr. RobertBeard at Bucknell University as a research tool for the world’s linguistic community but it is now a commercial venture.

Webster’s Online Dictionary: Contains at least 3,000,000 words and expressions from 90 modern and 10 ancient languages

WordReference.com: Translates words in French, Spanish and Italian. Beware of pop-ups

Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS): Alphabetical browsing supported in this dictionary compiled by Joan M. Reitz.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles from the earliest times to the year 2002. (Subscription)

Webopedia: Describes itself as “an online dictionary and search engine for Internet technology definitions”.

Blackwell encyclopedia of Sociology

Catholic Encyclopedia: Volunteers throughout the world are building an online version of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia; they contribute by locating a copy of the work, transcribing anarticle, and sending it via e-mail for publication on this website.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Articles on different subjects, Britannica’s World Atlas, Timelines and Year-in-Review as well as Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Encyclopedia.com: Encyclopedia offering over 57,000 articles from the the Columbia Encyclopedia’s 6th edition; frequently updated by HighBeam Research. Beware of pop-ups!
Encyclopedia of Case Study research: An encyclopedia encompassing breadth and depth—breadth of disciplines, philosophical paradigms, and geographic situatedness of case studies, and depth ofexperience, knowledge, and insight into case study research—

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology: A search engine and interface which allows you to retrieve information covering the entire chemical industry and allied fields. (Subscription)

Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of literature

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer science and engineering

Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia you can edit.

(EBSCOhost) e-book collection: tick the full text box then tick the search button, you see a list of e-book titles that UKZN owns full text access to.

African Digital Library: Provides a range of information resources. Registration is necessary and the username and password e-mailed to those who register must be used in order to access the digital library resources. The content of the African Digital Library is available at the Netlibrary

African Writers Series: Heinemann’s African Writers Series publishes texts of modern African literature. This electronic edition provides 181 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Dambudzo Marechera,Christopher Okigbo, Okot p’Bitek and Tayeb Salih.

British Library Sounds

British Online Gallery

Cambridge University Books online: Includes the SANLIC Medical Collection 2010,Plus 87 other titles.

Dawson era e-book collection: Single titles purchased UKZN library

Ebrary – ProQuest Ebook Central: for a list of e-book titles purchased by UKZN library on the ebrary platform

Elsevier Science Direct

GeoScience World

IEEE Xplore book collection: Contains full text access to Engineering 579 titles

Knovel chemistry, mathematics and physics books: Full-text of the following titles is available in pdf format: Essential practices for managing chemical reactivity hazards. Handbook of mathematical functions with formulas, graphs and mathematical tables; International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology; Knovel critical tables; Smithsonian physical tables, 9th edition.

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference: Martindale contains information on drugs in clinical use worldwide, as well as selected investigational and veterinary drugs, herbal and complementary medicines …

Manybooks.net: Maintained by Matthew McClintock, this site provides many e-books from Project Gutenberg

My iLibrary: When the page opens please click the browse button for list of titles we have access to.

National Academies Press: Provides access to full-text e-books in a range of subjects including chemistry, physics, education, engineering and the sciences.

Project Gutenberg: Includes the texts of books that are out of copyright, most of them published before 1923, chosen and formatted by volunteers

Resource Discovery Network: Choose a subject area and explore the RDN to find links to the full-text of books, most of which are out of copyright

Royal Society of Chemistry e-book collection: from 1968 to 2011, includes 1,039 eBooks

Scholarship Editions: This site is managed by the e-scholarship program at the California Digital Library and contains electronic editions of academic books on a wide variety of subjects

South African Institute of Race Relations

Springer mathematics and Statistics e-book collection: A collection of 425 Maths and Statistics published in 2011.

United States Patent and Trademark Office: provides access to issued US Patents since 1790 and Patent Applications published since 15 March 2001. Patents issued from 1790-1975 are searchable only by patentnumber and current US classifications but from 1976 onwards the full-text of patents is fully searchable.

European Patent Office: provides access to Europe’s network of patent databases with much of the data dating back to 1970. Search resultsdisplay bibliographic data, an English-language abstract and if available, drawings and the full-text of the documents. Images of documents are available back to 1920for the most important countries.

Africa Yearbook: The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa all related to developments inone calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on majorcross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations.

Bartleby Reference Works: Unlimited access to a range of reference works including encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations and Roget’s thesaurus

Biography.com: Contains over 25,000 biographies, at least some of which are very brief. Beware of pop-ups!

Digital History: a guide to gathering, preserving and presenting the past on the web: This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians, teachers, students, archivists, museum curators, professors and amateur enthusiastswho wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the project

Encyclopedia of Case Study research: An encyclopedia encompassing breadth and depth—breadth of disciplines, philosophical paradigms, and geographic situatedness of case studies, and depth ofexperience, knowledge, and insight into case study research—

Grove Music Online: Comprises the full-text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), TheNew Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002).(Subscription)

Managing Digital Collections: compiled by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in collaboration with experts from stakeholder institutions examines opportunities for the production of data,digital content, digital collections, institutional and subject repositories, digital libraries and archives

South African Institute of Race Relations: The Institute is an independent think-tank producing research, policy critiques, and risk analysis on South Africa. Our fields of expertise include the economy,business, labour, education, demographics, living conditions, crime, security, healthcare, land reform, service delivery, politics, and government affairs.

XE.com The Universal Currency Converter: Performs currency conversions

Gray’s Anatomy 20th edition: Anatomy text book, with explanatory diagrams.

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 16th edition: Edited by DL Kasper, et al, this edition is in 16 parts and includes appendices. (Subscription)

Merck Manual of Medical Information, 2nd home ed.: Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; alsoprovides information about prognosis.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th ed: Provides useful clinical information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in aconcise, complete, and accurate manner. Covers all the subjects expected in a textbook of internal medicine as well as detailed information on pediatrics, psychiatry,obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology, pharmacology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and a number of special subjects.

Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd ed: Comprehensive text book on geriatric care and disorders.