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Liberal Arts Databases

All of Kettering's Liberal Studies Databases in one place

Direct to Open eBook Collection

Using the Direct to Open eBook Collection

Click the link above to open the database. You may be asked to pass through the Kettering Authentication System, where you will have to log on using your normal KU login. After that, you can enter your search term(s) in the search box at the top. Or you can click one of the browse buttons to view books by topic, date, or series.




Once your results page loads, scroll to the bottom of the gray menu on the left side before proceeding. Click "Available" to filter your results to only the titles that Kettering has access to. You can also click "Open Access" to see what additional titles are available. See the image below.



After filtering, click the title of the ebook that you'd like. It will open a new page with the description, citation information, and PDF chapters. Click on the "PDF" icon to download the chapter(s) you would like to read. This database does not currently offer single downloads of the full book; it only offers individual chapter downloads. Once you click the PDF icon, you will be able to read in your browser or download/print the chapter.


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