Highlighted Databases: National Book Month

The Gottesman Libraries


October is National Book Month, a time recognized by the National Book Foundation and others to create and sustain a lifelong love of reading. In recognition of the month-long event, we highlight resources that provide increased access to books.


  • Ebook Central is ProQuest database providing access to more than 140,000 ebooks.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost is a large EBSCO ebook database.
  • Google Book Search is a tool that searches the full text of books that Google scans and stores in its digital database. It provides online access to full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books, reproduced either from text provided by publishers or by the libraries. In Google Book Search, the user may view pages from the book, find out "more about this book", examine content-related advertisements, and use links to the publisher's web site and booksellers. For books under copyright, Google limits the number of viewable pages and attempts to prevent page print and text copying.
  • Accessible via Pocketknowlege, the digital archive of Teachers College, The History of Education Collection, , is a retrospective monograph collection, consisting of educational treatises and general works in education published from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. As a research collection it is designed to be comprehensive in scope, reflecting five centuries of published educational material. Many of the educators whose works are contained in this collection exercised powerful influences in their own countries and throughout the Western hemisphere. Subject areas include psychology, philosophy of education, and teacher training. In addition to collected works and biographies of major scholars there are pamphlets and lectures by little-known educators.


Be sure to visit Columbia University's page on how to find e-book collections.

And check Educat, the catalog of the Gottesman Libraries for links to e-books held at Teachers College.



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Last Updated: 4:03 pm, Tuesday, Sep 18 , 2018