Did you know the first e-book was created 50 years ago? Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart typed the United States Declaration of Independence into a computer and transmitted it to other users on a computer network, making it the first recognized version of an e-book. Today, Project Gutenberg is one of the largest collections of free e-books in the world.

As we celebrate this extraordinary milestone, we reflect on how useful e-books are to conducting research from any location, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do e-books eliminate the burden of carrying multiple or heavy books, or experiencing the frustration of missing or torn pages, they can be accessed from any device. According to the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales were up 15.2 percent, and generated $1,000,000,000 USD for the first eleven months of 2020.

As a leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds, EBSCO offers a wide selection of e-book options, models and collection types. Libraries can access more than 2,400,000 e-books and more than 300,000 DRM-free selections, combined in an accessible mobile app.

Check out EBSCO’s list of new and updated e-book and audiobook collections for June and July 2021, including five different collections on Indigenous Studies, a topic that continues to be a top pick for many academic institutions.

  • Antiracist Reading
  • Antiracist Reading for Youth
  • Audiobook Antiracist Reading
  • Audiobook Health & Wellness
  • Audiobook Popular Fiction
  • AudioFile Presents: Family Listening
  • AudioFile Presents: InfoListening
  • AudioFile Presents: Own Voices
  • Business Book Summaries Companion eBook Collection
  • CCBC Choices 2021
  • Community Policing
  • Culinary Arts
  • New! Doody’s Special Topics Lists - Health Literacy
  • DRM-Free - 32 DRM-Free Cumulative Collections
  • DRM-Free - Award Winners
  • DRM-Free - Commerce and Finance
  • DRM-Free - Diversity and Inclusion
  • DRM-Free - Educational Theory and Practice
  • DRM-Free - Internal Medicine
  • DRM-Free - Social and Public Welfare
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education
  • Homeschooling Resource Collection
  • In Demand Titles - Best Selling Business
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Studies - Australia and New Zealand
  • Indigenous Studies - Canada
  • Indigenous Studies - Latin America
  • Indigenous Studies - US
  • New! Library Journal Best Reference 2020
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Military Personnel and Families
  • New Releases
  • Popular Adult Nonfiction
  • Popular Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Science - Astronomy
  • New! Spanish Language - Fiction
  • Student Mental Health & Wellness
  • New! Summer Reading 2021
  • UK Primary School Collection

This list represents e-book collections released through July 1, 2021. You can view the titles included in each collection by browsing them in EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM) or requesting a title list from an EBSCO representative. Please note that not all titles in each collection are available for sale worldwide or in all markets. See available titles in ECM.

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