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Ebooks: Finding and Using Ebooks at Trinity

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online covers 14 subject areas, including General History, Regional History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Cambridge Histories Online offers online access in an open platform which means that you can preview abstracts, book descriptions, reviews and content in PDF only. 

Cambridge Histories Online: Access Information

# of Users

Unlimited & Simultaneous

Loan period

N/A - Can be downloaded as pdf

Software needed

No - View via HTML or download as PDF

Read online


Read offline

Yes - if downloaded and saved to computer

Download Possible

Yes - (by chapter) can download to PDF, Kindle, Google Drive, or Dropbox

PDF Available



Yes (with limitations) - For each book in the collection, you may print ONE chapter or up to 20% of the pages from the total collection, whichever is greater, for personal use only, during any 4 week period.  



Copying/Pasting Tools

No - (Can highlight)

Export citations

Yes - MLA format and multiple third party options for export

Compatible w/portable devices

Yes - can be read on any device with a pdf reader



Cambridge Histories Online: Quick Tips

The Ebook is in PDF files by chapter. Click PDF to access the full-text of each chapter. Then you will have several options for how you would like to download that chapter.