Guide to features of eBooks in the University Library collection.
This guide is intended to explain the main features of the major eBook vendors the library purchases from, but it does not include all of the eBook vendors. Interfaces and features can change.
|Vendor||Printing||Download||Use Rights||Number of Users||E-Reader Compatibility|
|ABC-CLIO||Page, chapter or range of pages||No||License Agreement||No limit||Can access the eBooks platform in a standard web browser setting on all mobile devices|
|ACLS Humanities||Ten pages at a time (from pdfs)||Three pages at a time (as pdf)||Follows fair-use rights and restrictions||No limit||Mobile device formats available for sale|
|Brill||Whole book (from Read pdf)||Whole book||Rights & Permissions||No limit||Whole book (pdf)|
|Cambridge||Varies by book; usually either 1 chapter or twenty percent of collection in question||Individual chapters||Rights & Permissions||No limit (except for select order titles)||Can be downloaded to up to 5 handheld devices|
|Credo Reference||Individual entries||Individual entries (click on "Print & Export, then "Print")||License agreement||No limit||Individual entries (pdf)|
|Ebrary||Yes; maximum dependent upon percentage and number of pages (right click on page text)||Create account to download a standard pdf (60 page max) or entire book for 7 days||Terms of service & copyright information||Limited user titles||Requires ebrary Reader. Downloaded sections (from pdf)|
|EBSCO eBooks||Up to 60 pages (or fewer depending on the publisher) of an eBook can be printed per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer. In the viewer use the EBSCO print button, not the pdf print button||Create account to download and "checkout" the whole book for up to 7 days; otherwise can save up to 60 pages (or fewer depending on the publisher) at a time from the viewer as pdf||
Depends on the book: 1,3, or unlimited users
|Whole book when "checked out" pdf, and some have ePub option|
|Elsevier (ScienceDirect)||Individual chapters (from pdfs)||Individual chapters (as pdf)||Re-use Permission Policy||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf, epub, mobipocket)|
|Gale Virtual Reference||The number of pages may depend on the individual publisher specified limits||Individual entries/articles/chapters (depending on the book) as html or pdf||No limit||Individual entries,articles,chapters (download pdf to eReader)|
|Public domain books can be printed (from pdf)||Whole book (from Google Books not Google Play)||No limit||ePub and pdf (android, iphone, and ipad apps available)|
|HathiTrust||Depends on book; Page by page (non-affiliates) or whole book (with partner login)||Page by page (non-affiliates) or whole book (with partner login)||See Help Page||No limit||Depends on book; mobile friendly site; can be downloaded as pdf|
|IGI-Global (Info-Sci)||Individual chapters (from pdfs)||Individual chapters (as pdf)||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf)|
|Internet Archive||Whole book (options include pdf, epub, daisy, kindle, and more)||Whole book||Near-unrestricted. See https://archive.org/details/texts&tab=about for more information.||No limit||Yes--multiple formats and options available for download. Website designed for mobile as well as desktop users.|
|Oxford Reference||Individual entries only; Restrictions on systematic download||No||See "Users of institutional subscriptions," under "Legal Notice"||No limit||No|
|Palgrave||Whole book||Whole book||Terms and conditions||No limit||Whole book (pdf, and some have ePub option)|
|Project Gutenburg||Whole book||Whole book (as textfile, html, or format for ereaders)||
Ebooks from Project Gutenburg are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries.
|No limit||Whole book (ePub, Kindle, Plucker, QiOO mobile) Mobile Reader How-To|
|Project Muse||Sections of chapters or chapters at a time depending on the book (from pdfs)||Sections of chapters or chapters at a time depending on the book||See license review||No limit||Sections of chapters or chapters depending on the book (pdf)|
|Safari||Individual pages||No||Near-unrestricted access||Limits to 6 simultaneous users on the account||No|
|Springer||Whole book and individual chapters (from pdfs or chapters from view screen)||Whole book and individual chapters (as pdf)||DRM-free; see terms and conditions||No limit||Whole book (pdf)|
Taylor & Francis CRCnetBASE
|Individual chapters||Individual chapters (as pdf)||See terms and conditions.||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf); Mobile version of the site for searching, then can download individual chapters to device (pdf)|
|Wiley||Individual chapters||Individual chapters (as pdf)||Wiley Rightslink||No limit||Individual chapters (pdfs)|
Please see this eBooks Advanced guide for additional information about more features such as e-mailing, exporting citations, copy and pasting capabilities, and special features.