ACLS
Humanities E-Book
The Online Collection
Developed By Scholars

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is pleased to announce that we have just added 353 new titles to our online collection. These titles are automatically available to all subscribers and MARC records may be downloaded for easy integration with library holdings (please see below for instructions).


This brings the grand total of titles in the HEB collection to 4,315. A comprehensive downloadable title list, including ISBN numbers and subject headings, can be found here: http://humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/default.html.
Highlights of the release include:

  • New titles in the areas of U.S. History, Medieval History, Religion, and Music and Musicology, among others.
  • Titles recommended by HEB’s newest participating learned societies, the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), the National Communications Association (NCA), and the Society for Military History (SMH).
  • An additional 112 titles published by Oxford University Press, one of the original publishers to partner with HEB when the collection first launched in 2002.
  • Forty-nine titles added from Harvard University Press, another among HEB’s original collaborating publishers.
  • Contributions from HEB’s most recently signed collaborating publishers, University of Toronto Press, Southern Illinois University Press, Michigan State University Press and Baylor University Press.

MARC Records

MARC records and cataloging data for all titles in the collection are available for download on our website. Subscribers may download either a zip file containing 352 records for our newly released titles or a cumulative zip file containing 4,103 records corresponding to all 4,315 titles now live in the collection. (Note that one record may cover multiple volumes of the same title.)


New subscribers or those who have not recently updated their MARC records for the collection should download acls1-11.zip (covering all titles in rounds 1-11, online as of August 2014).

In order to add MARCs for only the most recent releases, please download the file acls11.zip, which includes records for the 353 books added in August 2014, as well as for 8 XML-encoded frontlist titles released intermittently since round 10.

If downloading the new records only, please bear in mind that a number of titles are being removed in this round and that you may wish to manually remove the corresponding MARC records from your library catalog. A list of all titles removed from the collection to date, including the 33 books removed in this round, can be found here: http://humanitiesebook.org/help/for-librarians.html#Anchor-Titles-11113.