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Reference Collections

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

Interdisciplinary Collections


An interdiciplinary ebook collection of more than 86,000 books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. Search the entire collection or browse by subject. Read the ebooks online or download onto multiple devices.

EBSCO Ebooks

An ebook collection of nearly 11,000 titles, including those we have purchased and about 3,500 in a publicly accessible collection. Read online or Get directions for downloading to devices.


Penfield Library no longer subscribes to the Overdrive ebook collection. However, this collection is available through many other libraries to which SUNY Oswego students/faculty members are likely to have access. Find out more about accessing Overdrive.


A collection of classic works.


A collection of classic works.

Google Books

Searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, typically those in the public domain from the New York Public Library and a number of major university libraries.

Hathi Trust

A repository of digital content from major research institutions and libraries.

National Academies Press

More than 4,000 titles downloadable free of charge in PDF format. Free one time registration to access.

Project Gutenberg

Download free ebooks, mostly older titles in the public domain.

SUNY Press

A collection of SUNY Press titles published between 2000-2006.