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E-Books: ACLS Humanities

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection

What is ACLS?
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 3,000 books of high quality in the humanities. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.

ACLS Humanities ebooks can be found in Loyola Libraries' online catalog or via the ACLS entry on the list of ebook databases.

What is the loan period?
With ACLS e-books, you can access the book at any time for as long as you like.

Is there a way to keep track of the books I’ve used?
Yes. When looking at a title, click on the Save Citation link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  You can then click on View My Citations which will allow you to create links directly to the e-books you looked at or email citations to yourself or peers.

Is there a way to organize the titles I’ve used (or might want to use)?
No.  Titles must be looked up each time you want to look at them.  You cannot save a list of titles within ACLS itself.

Can I print or copy books?

ACLS Humanities E-Book follows fair-use rights and restrictions for all books on the site. Since most material on this site is licensed for electronic distribution only, fair-use restrictions should be carefully followed by users for any printing. This means that you may print pages for your personal research use only. If, as an instructor, you want to use material in a course, you can provide the permanent URL on the title record page and the appropriate page numbers to students. If you want to photocopy pages for your course, you must apply directly to the original publisher for permission.

For best printing results see Viewing Options above and choose “Page pdf.” The default setting is set to both view and print three pages at a time. This is generally sufficient for following a citation or extracting a quotation and follows HEB’s policy for fair-use rights and limitations. If in doubt, or for further information, see our section on fair use.

Is there a title list available?
Yes. Click on the About section in ACLS and then on Title List on the left hand side.  The list can also be accessed here.


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