Posted February 14, 2007

Temple professors’ volume named NetLibrary eBook of the Month

A work by two Temple professors was named eBook of the Month by NetLibrary, a major provider of electronic books for the Temple University Libraries.

The book, A Companion to African-American Studies, was edited by philosophy and religion professor Lewis R. Gordon and political science professor Jane Anna Gordon.

The professors co-authored the introduction and each contributed an essay in the book, which examines the often challenging history of collegiate African-American studies programs.


Screen capture of eBook of the Month


Temple’s African-American Studies Department was the first in the nation to offer a Ph.D. program, and is currently the only department to offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Temple University Libraries offers more than 32,500 eBooks to its patrons. To access these works, click the eBooks link on the Libraries’ main page at

To read the free online version of A Companion to African-American Studies, go directly to from the Temple network.

From off campus, click “eBooks” from, and then select NetLibrary from the list.

The eBook of the Month icon is on the right-hand side of the screen.