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Barton College Digital Collections

The Pine Knot (1910-1994) DigitalNC Library
Hackney Library has partnered with the DigitalNC Library to make available in digitized format the complete run of the Atlantic Christian College/Barton College yearbooks from their initial publication in 1910 to 1994, when publication ceased. (There are a few gaps, due to the publication being suspended because of war or other circumstances.) The yearbooks appear in ascending chronological order, with the oldest appearing first. (If you are using Internet Explorer 7 to view them, you may need to click on the link provided on the site for them to display properly.)

College Bulletin (ACC/Barton College Catalogs, 1886-2012/13) DigitalNC Library
Through Hackney Library's partnership with the DigitalNC Library, we now have the full run of Atlantic Christian/Barton College Catalogs, dating back to the Kinsey School Catalog of 1886-1887, available in digital format. (They are listed in ascending chronological order, with the oldest first.) The Kinsey Seminary was a Disciples of Christ ladies' boarding school that once stood on what is currently Barton College's campus. (If you are using Internet Explorer 7 to view them, you may need to click on the link provided on the site for them to display properly.)

Full-Text Electronic Book Collections

ABC-CLIO E-book Collection (formerly Greenwood Digital Collection) ABC-CLIO

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The ABC-CLIO E-book Collection is a database of e-books focusing on history and literature. The database is browseable by title, subject, author, and publication year. It includes e-books from these series (formerly listed on our web page as individual databases by the same names): Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

The Bookshelf NCBI

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Maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the Bookshelf is a growing collection of full-text biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the textbox on the site. It is also accessible under "Books: Online Books" through the Entrez site.

Bookspot
This site tries to bring together much of the book information available on the web including reviews, online e-books, recommended lists and award winners.

eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

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eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) is a collection of over 24,000 online electronic books, most of which are new or recent titles. They are included in the Hackney Library online catalog, but they can also be accessed separately through this link. Features of the eBooks on EBSCOhost platform include browsing by subject and genre, a personal folder option to save and view books, the ability to save notes on eBooks to your personal folder, search features that will allow you to search across eBooks and other EBSCOhost content, in addition to an enhanced viewer for examining eBooks, and a "search within" functionality to search for specific terms within an eBook. These eBooks may be accessed from off campus via your Barton College login.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Coverage: 1999-2005) Gale/CENGAGE

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This resource provides respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas, all in E-Book reference title format.

GPO (Indexing: January 1, 1976- ) OCLC First Search

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Provides citations to all types of U.S. government documents on any subject of interest to the government. Covers Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

Google Book Search
Search Google Books for a variety of out-of-copyright full text e-books. To limit your search to only those that have the complete full text of the e-book online (that is, those that are out-of-copyright), choose the "Full view only" radio button. If you don't choose this option, you may find citations to copyrighted or other e-books that have none or only a small portion of the full text.

Greenwood Digital Collection see ABC-CLIO E-book Collection

MyiLibrary Ingram Digital

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MyiLibrary offers access to more than 350 full-text online books, both through this site as well as through the Hackney Library catalog. The e-books can be read from your computer screen. No proprietary e-book reader or download is required. Books are available on a variety of topics, including language learning, medical and health, American history, world history, North Carolina history, project management, classic literature, art, do-it-yourself, and criminology.

The On-Line Books Page
This site provides access to the many books which are now freely available online. Most of them are classic texts which no longer have copyright restrictions, but it also includes some current items. Books are input on a volunteer basis by groups or individuals.

Open Library
Open Library offers over 3 million free ebooks available for reading online and for downloading (borrowing for up to 2 weeks) via a variety of devices/formats. Among others, many libraries in North Carolina have provided ebooks for digitizing and addition to the collection. Users may create their own accounts at the site, which allows them to read and/or download books. The site uses open software and is editable by logged in users. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection Oxford University Press
The Premium Collection offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, plus the Visual English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and new heavily illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopedia of Mammals. The titles also include full-color maps and illustrations, timelines, weblinks, and bibliographies. (Note: Barton log in is required to access this resource from off campus.)

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free electronic books (previously published by bona fide publishers), including free epub books and free Kindle books. These can either be downloaded or read online. (Please note that these ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks.) The site also has a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use.

Audio Books

OneClickdigital Audio Books (formerly MyiLibrary Audio Books) Recorded Books

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This collection includes downloadable audio books on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. These are compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players. You must create your own free acount at the site to download audio books.

In-Print Books

BooksinPrint.com Professional Bowker
This comprehensive database of over 5 million book, audio book, and video titles is searchable by title, author, and subject as well as a variety of other variables. The database also contains reviews for many of the resources it lists.

Out-of-Print Books

Bookfinder.com
Provides listings of out-of-print books being sold by booksellers around the country.

Bibliofind
Provides listings (now via Amazon) of out-of print books being sold by booksellers around the country.

Additional Electronic Resources

NewPages.com
A portal to alternative culture, including alternative periodicals, literary periodicals, independent bookstores, independent publishers, alternative newsweeklies, plus book and journal reviews.

Last updated January 14, 2013