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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

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Know Before You Go!

  • To access eBooks, you must be logged in to the library website.
  • eBooks can also be found by using Fleet Search, which will search across most of our databases at once.
  • You can always read eBooks from your browser without downloading them (select "PDF Full Text")
  • It is possible to check out and download eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Visit our guide to eBooks here for more info.

Project Muse eBooks

NEW for 2020! Access the entire library of Project Muse eBooks, all DRM-free and downloadable! Click the link below to search, or browse by series here.

EBSCO eBooks

Search or Browse the EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Our largest collection of eBooks. Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are over 140,000 eBooks including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University, State University of New York, Cambridge University, University of California, MIT, Harvard University and others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Brill Academic, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications, and John Wiley & Sons.

All titles are available with unlimited user access.

Library Stack

Library Stack collects a variety of contemporary digital art publications and ephemera such as artists’ ebooks, podcasts, filmed lectures, field recordings, typefaces, PDF journals and software.

Open Access Resources

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides access to peer-reviewed, openly-licensed books, all free. This means they do not require a login through Fleet Library's website. If you are interested in even more open access materials, visit our OER guide.

Your Public Library

If you have a public library membership, you probably have access to a wealth of popular eBooks and audiobooks! Visit your public library's website, or use the Libby app to get started.