While the Purdue Libraries have licensed many collections of ebooks from various publishers, most of the ebooks available can all be found by searching the Libraries catalog and then you will be linked to the appropriate ebook. Otherwise, these are the ebook collections most relevant to chemistry and related areas.
- American Chemical Society (ACS) - Advances in Chemistry Series (1949-1998)
- American Chemical Society (ACS) - Symposium Series (1974- )
- Cambridge University Press
Access nearly 150 ebooks related to chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and polymers.
- CRC Press - CRCnetBASE
Access to ebooks in areas related to chemistry, chemical technology, and engineering (we do not have access to all CRC ebooks).
- Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Access to ebooks from all disciplines from 2008 to the present. Can browse by subject. Some book series are not included with our subscription.
- IGI Global
Provides access to over 1,200 books related to the core disciplines of information technology: business technologies, database technologies, educational technologies, e-government, global IT systems, environmental technologies, intelligent technologies, knowledge management, library information systems, multimedia, networking, web technologies, healthcare information systems, medical technologies, information security, social computing, human aspects of tech, and software & computer engineering.
Knovel provides numerical and tabular data from leading engineering and science handbooks and other resources. ebooks are from a variety of publishers. Some tables and graphs are interactive.
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Access to all ebooks offered by the RSC. Besides chemistry, the collection is strong in food science and pharmaceutical science.
- Safari Tech Books
Safari is an electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Includes books on Windows, MS Office, Adobe products, computer languages, programming, electronic business, and other technology related fields.
Access to most English language ebooks from all disciplines from 2005 to the present.
- Wiley-Blackwell - Interscience
Access to most ebooks from all disciplines from 2007 to 2011.
- World Scientific
Access to specific subject areas only and dates of access vary:
Chemistry (all years)
General Interest (2005-2008)
History of Science (2005-2008)
Materials Science (2005-2010)
Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (2005-2010)
Popular Science (2005-2008)