KinoDen (Kinokuniya Digital Library) – Trial ended 31 May 2020

KinoDen is a cloud-based digital library service provided through the Internet. It was launched in 2018 with academic Japanese ebooks including recent titles. 

NB: The entire contents of most eBooks are freely accessible for five minutes. Page restrictions apply to certain titles.

Please contact Tsuyoshi Harada for the access serial code as well with comments.

Maruzen eBook Library (MeL) – Trial ended 31 May 2020

Maruzen eBook Library is an aggregated eBook service for academic, research and educational institutions that MARUZEN-YUSHODO has originally been developing and operating. MeL has the largest line-up of Japanese academic and educational eBooks and journal backfiles (some current), and is recently expanding its line up of English academic and educational eBooks as well.

NB: Printing and downloading are not available for this free trial reading. There is also a 5-minute browsing limit per title per session.

Please send comments to Tsuyoshi Harada.

EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection – Trial ended 28 May 2019

eBook Academic Collection from EBSCOhost contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. Offering more than 180,000 e-books, this subscription collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.

Please send comments to Linda Walton.

Open Book Publishers – Trial ended 22 May 2015

Open Book Publishers books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via their website, downloaded, reused or embedded anywhere. Founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge, they have grown into an international network of scholars who believe that it is time for academic publishing to become fairer, faster and more accessible.

Please send additional comments to Carmelita Pickett.

EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection – Trial ended 9 Dec 2013

eBook Academic Collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are nearly 120,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Brill Academic Publishers; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Please send additional comments to Michael Wright.