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Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

Trent subscribes to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB), a growing collection of over 4,500 scholarly monographs published between 1875 to the present.  HEB covers a broad range of topics across numerous subject areas including history, film and media studies, literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, and women’s and LGBT/Queer studies.

ACLS scholars select publications based on academic merit and desirability.  Among these are works from commercial publishers as well as university presses such as California, Cambridge, Fordham, Harvard, Kent, and Rutgers.   HEB works are easy to read and simple to use.  Up to ten pages at a time may be viewed or printed and the license permits simultaneous use of a work by multiple readers.

Recently, over 350 new monographs were added to HEB and are available through TOPCAT.   The following titles are among the latest HEB release:

  • Pets, people and pragmatism by Eric McKenna
  • Building states and markets after communism by Timothy Frye
  • Cybernetic revolutionaries: technology and politics in Allende’s Chile by Eden Medina
  • Contesting race, sexuality, and the law in the North American West by Nayan Shah
  • Ambiguity and the absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the question of truth by Frank Chouraqui

HEB is acquired consortially through the Ontario Council of University Libraries.