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||Individual pages or chapters (depends on the book)||No||License Agreement||No limit||Can access the eBooks platform in a standard web browser setting on all mobile devices|
|ACLS Humanities||Three 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||No limit||Whole book (pdf)|
|Cambridge||Individual chapters (from Read pdf)||Individual chapters||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf)|
|Credo Reference||Individual entries||Individual entries (click on "Print & Export, then "Print")||No limit||Individual entries (pdf)|
|Ebrary||Individual pages or up to 60 pages at a time (right click on page text)||Create account to download a standard pdf (60 page max) or entire book for 7 days||Limited user titles||Standard pdfs accessible on most devices; 7 day whole book download, not accessible on Kindle|
|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)|
|Whole book (from pdf)||Whole book (from Google Books not Google Play)||No limit||ePub and pdf (android, iphone, and ipad apps available)|
|HathiTrust||Page by page (non-affiliates) or whole book (with partner login)||Page by page (non-affiliates) or whole book (with partner login)||Access and Use Policies||No limit||Individual pages or whole book (with partner login) as pdf --Use the HathiTrust mobile site to download whole book (with partner login) as pdf or ePub|
|IGI-Global (Info-Sci)||Individual chapters (from pdfs)||Individual chapters (as pdf)||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf)|
|Internet Archive||Whole book||Whole book||Free to read, download, print||No limit||Whole book (epub, pdf, Kindle, Daisy)|
|Oxford Reference||Individual entries||No||No limit||No|
|Palgrave||Whole book||Whole book||Some have restrictions on bulk re-use and commercial use, please see the collection or the sponsor of a book.||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||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|
|Sage||Individual chapters from viewer or pdf||Individual chapters (as pdf)||No limit||Individual chapters (pdf)|
|Springer||Whole book and individual chapters (from pdfs or chapters from view screen)||Whole book and individual chapters (as pdf)||No limit||Whole book (pdf)|
Taylor & Francis CRCnetBASE
|Individual chapters||Individual chapters (as pdf)||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.