Friday, January 6, 2012

Online Resources: ACLS Humanities E-book

Following the Wellcome Library’s recent successful trial of American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-book, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now making this database available to Library readers.

Over 3,300 high-quality monographs in the humanities are included in the collection, and the intention is to add 500 new titles each year. All areas of the humanities are covered, with particular strengths in history - including the history of medicine - archaeology, art history and folklore. The database is a collaboration of the American Council of Learned Societies and over 100 publishers, including the university presses of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard.

Registered readers can access the database both within and outside the Library. All the books in the database have records in the Library catalogue, so you can either search for specific books, or go to the catalogue record for the database and search within the full-text of all the books included.

Image: Two men and a boy read from a book, one man holds a magnifying glass. Line engraving by N. Cavelli after D. Maggiotto (Wellcome Library no. 16312i).

Author: Aileen Cook

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