• e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

    Official site: read.dukeupress.edu.
    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection provides access to 2,300 e-books in humanities and social sciences. The collection includes term access to 2,200 backlist titles during 2017 as well as perpetual access to at least 100 new e-books published by Duke University Press throughout the year.

    e-Duke Books Archive

    For libraries that prefer perpetual ownership of the backlist titles, over 1,200 e-books published before 2008 are available for outright purchase as e-Duke Books Archive. The 2008 through 2016 annual collections are available as well.

    All current and backlist titles in e-Duke Books are hosted on HighWire Press at read.dukeupress.edu.
    Individual titles in electronic format are available from select vendors, including ProQuest, EBSCO, and Dawson Books.

Features of e-Duke Books:

  1. DRM-free: users can print, read online, or download PDFs by chapter
  2. Multi-user access
  3. Tiered discounting
  4. Perpetual access to purchased content
  5. Term access to over 2,200 backlist titles
  6. MARC records with chapter-level metadata
  7. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  8. A deeply discounted print add-on option that includes a paperback copy of each title in the collection for the current year
  • Request Trial
  • Each year's title list is similar to an approval plan profile: institutions make an annual decision to purchase access to all available new Duke University Press e-books, based not on title-by-title decisions, but on the Press's well-established track record as a leading publisher of cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

    Provided below is a current title list. The only Duke titles excluded from the electronic collection are titles of regional or popular interest or titles to which Duke does not hold electronic rights. (Excluded titles are noted in the title list.)

    Document Name Type
    Title Information XLS
  • 2017 Pricing for US Institutions


    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

    An institution's pricing tier is based on the 2015 Carnegie Classification system (this classification system is for US institutions only).

    Tier Tier Description Rate
    Tier 5: Carnegie Classification 15 RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity) $7,091
    Tier 4: Carnegie Classifications 16-18 RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)
    DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities
    Master's L: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
    $5,318
    Tier 3: Carnegie Classifications 19-21 Master's M: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
    Master's S: Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
    Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges-Arts & Sciences
    $3,545
    Tier 2: Carnegie Classifications 22-23 Bac/Diverse: Baccalaureate Colleges-Diverse Fields
    Bac/Assoc: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
    $1,772
    Tier 1: Carnegie Classifications 1-14 Associate's colleges $861


    e-Duke Books Archive

    Tier 5 Tier 4 Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 1
    $35,455 $26,590 $17,725 $8,860 $4,305

    If your institution falls within the range of 24 to 33 in the 2015 Carnegie Classification system or is not assigned a classification, please request a quote.


    2017 Pricing for International Institutions


    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

    Pricing for institutions outside the US is based on national income level, as determined by the World Bank, and the highest degree offered at the institution in the humanities and social sciences. To find a nation's World Bank income level, visit data.worldbank.org/country and select from the list.

    Highest Degree High Income Upper Middle Income Lower Middle Income Low Income
    Doctoral $7,091 $5,672 $3,545 $1,772
    Master's $5,318 $4,255 $2,661 $1,330
    Baccalaureate $3,545 $2,836 $1,772 $887
    Associate's $1,772 $1,418 $887 $443

    e-Duke Books Archive

    Highest Degree High Income Upper Middle Income Lower Middle Income Low Income
    Doctoral $35,455 $28,360 $17,725 $8,860
    Master's $26,590 $21,275 $13,305 $6,650
    Baccalaureate $17,725 $14,180 $8,860 $4,435
    Associate's $8,860 $7,090 $4,435 $2,215

    2017 Print Add-On Pricing

    Current customers can purchase a print add-on option in which they receive a paperback copy of every new book included in the current year's collection. Prices include shipping.

    Institution Rate
    US institutions $750
    Canadian institutions (GST/HST taxes applicable) $1,000
    Institutions outside the US and Canada $1,250
  • For the order to be complete and access enabled, Duke University Press must have the following:

  1. Payment (see price sheet)
  2. A signed site license agreement complete with IP address(es)
  • Payment should be sent to Duke University Press Customer Service.

    Please sign and return the appropriate site license via fax to the attention of the library relations manager at 919-680-6078, e-mail to libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu, or mail it to 905 West Main Street, Suite 18B, Durham, North Carolina, 27701.

    Once we have processed your order, you will receive an invitation to activate your online access. If you have any questions, please contact edukebooks@dukeupress.edu.

  • Duke University Press requires a site license agreement in order to grant access to the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Institutions that previously signed a site license for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection do not need to resubmit a license.

    Any questions regarding the site license can be directed to the library relations manager at 919-687-3655 or libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.

    Document Name Type
    e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection Site License PDF

    Please sign and return the appropriate site license via fax to the attention of the library relations manager at 919-680-6078, e-mail it to libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu or mail it to 905 West Main Street, Suite 18B, Durham, North Carolina, 27701.

    If you would like to propose changes to a Duke University Press site license agreement, please submit the changes in the form of an addendum to the library relations manager at libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.

  • Institutional Usage Statistics

    COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are available to e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection customers. Please visit admin.read.dukeupress.edu to download your institution's usage reports.


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