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ACLS Humanities E-Book

Product Highlights


ACLS Humanities E-Book is an online collection of high quality books in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in history, recommended and reviewed by historians and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records.

HEB was originally funded as the ACLS History E-Book Project in June 1999 by a $3-million, five-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Now in its second phase, HEB achieved self-sustainability in the spring of 2005 and became ACLS Humanities E-Book in January 2007.


As of February 2014, the ACLS Humanities E-Book includes 3,991 titles selected by historians in most fields of history.

The collection includes both in- and out-of-print titles ranging from 1885 through the present. Titles link to important online reviews in JSTOR and other sites. Over 400 titles are currently available in print-on-demand (POD) format.

MARC Records

MARC records are available free to subscribers. Once a subscription is set up, the contacts at the subscribing institution will be sent download instructions. The records are MARC21, USMARC records prepared by the University of Michigan Libraries.


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Minitex Pricing

Pricing is based on FTE and Carnegie Classification. Please contact Minitex for a price quote.

License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

Please review the Terms for Use for the ACLS Humanities E-Book, complete the ACLS Humanities E-Book Library License Agreement, and send the Library License Agreement to Minitex.

How to Order or Renew

Orders are accepted at any time; however, all subscriptions renew on July 1. If you opt to subscribe mid-term, your subscription price will be prorated.

Please review the ACLS Humanities E-Book Terms for Use and complete the Library License Agreement. Fax the completed Library License Agreement to Minitex at 612-625-3569.

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New York, New York 10017-6795
Phone: 212-697-1505 ext. 148


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