ebooks Databases

ABC-Clio E-books  +

A collection of e-books from ABC-Clio Publishing in a variety of subjects ranging from History to Technology.
Pages from ABC-Clio books can be both printed and emailed. These books are not downloadable in their entirety to read off-line.

Biblioboard: Pop up Picks  +

Provided by RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), Pop-up Picks is a collection of popular ebooks that are freely available to residents of Illinois.
Read more about this collection here.
Want to read on your portable device? Check out the FAQ!

Black Thought and Culture  +

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other primary source material.

CARLI E-book Collection  +
A COD Library card is required to access this collection. Use your Ebook Central account to check out and download books, use the reading tools, and create reading lists.

This collection of 29,000 e-books covers a broad spectrum of subjects. This collection is also accessible in the COD Library catalog.

Credo Reference  +

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers. 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 covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.
Pages from the Credo Collection books can be both emailed and printed. Credo books are not downloadable in their entirety to read off-line.

Ebook Central  +
Formerly Ebrary. A COD Library card is required to access this collection. Use your Ebook Central account to check out and download books, use the reading tools, and create reading lists.

Ebook Central is a large and growing collection of books on a variety of topics. All books in this collection are also accessible through the COD Library catalog.

EBSCO E-book Collection  +

The EBSCO Ebook collection replaces NetLibrary. The books in this collection span a large variety of topics.
Most books in this collection are in PDF format. Many titles in the EBSCO Ebook collection can be downloaded in their entirety to your computer or mobile reading device.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)  +

GVRL is a collection of online reference books on a variety of topics including Business, History, Literature, Medicine, Social Science, Technology and many more.
Pages and chapters from this collection can be printed and emailed.

Humanities (ACLS) E-book Collection  +

This resource includes over 3700 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Areas include: African, American, Asian, Latin American, European (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), Middle Eastern, World/Comparative, Byzantine/Mediterranean and Australasian/Oceanian history, plus history of the Native Peoples of the Americas and of Science and Technology.
Pages from this collection can be printed and emailed.

Knovel Library  +
To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email [email protected]

This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

LearningExpress Library 3.0  +

Learning Express Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed in the career, academic, or employment licensing tests they must pass. Features include individual accounts, immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Includes a variety of career-based tests and academic placement exams..

NFPA Codes  +

Includes the National Fire Codes, the National Electrical Codes, the Life Safety Code and many more National codes from the NFPA.

Overdrive  +

Overdrive is a growing collection of popular e-books and e-audio available for download to your device or your computer. More information about using Overdrive is available at: http://www.codlrc.org/overdrive

Safari Books Online  +

The Safari TechBooks database contains the full text of books specifically for the Information Technology professional. It includes top publishers like O'Reilly, Sam's, CISCO Press and many more. Pages from this collection are printable. Books cannot be downloaded in their entirety.

Salem History  +

This resource includes several online reference books published by the Salem Press that cover history topics from Ancient times to the present. Click on "reference sets currently available" to look at each book individually or search the database to find your topic in multiple books.

Salem Literature  +

This resource includes several online reference books published by the Salem Press covering literature and famous authors. Click on "reference sets currently available" to look at each book individually or search the database to find your topic in multiple books.

Springer E-book Collection  +

SpringerLink is a large collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The Library provides access to all titles published between 2005-2010. **Use "Advanced Search" and limit to category of "Only Books." Then use "Publication Dates" between 2005-2010. Look for the green boxes for COD-owned titles.** Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

Very Short Introductions   +
Each book in this collection can only be accessed by a single person at a time (one user-one book).

The Very Short Introductions began as a print series in 1995, offering brief informative introductions to a diverse range of subject areas in Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Titles include The Renaissance, Science Fiction, World Music, Game Theory, and more. Many of these titles are also available in print in the COD Library.