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Reading, Downloading, and Printing
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/ebooks Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Accessing eBooks

WHAT CAN I DO WITH EBOOKS?

 

eBook PROVIDER/PLATFORM

Simultaneous users / Check out period

Format / Can I print out and copy text?

Can I download to a hand-held device?

Books 24x7
  • Unlimited users
  • Read online only

  • Print current view from browser

 

 

  • Not available

 

 

EBL (Ebook Library)

For Faculty: If the ebook library catalog record contains the annotation DDA and you would like to use the ebook for a course reading, please contact you liaison librarian. The book will need to be permanently added to the collection and a new link generated. Limited simultaneous users.

Some books have limited simultaneous users. Please contact your liaision librarian to discuss using an limited simultaneous titles for course readings.

 http://www.eblib.com/?p=about

  • Unlimited for most, some are limited
  • Catalog will indicate when there are limited simultaneous users
  • PDF
  • EBL allows users only to print 20% of a book's content (does not have to be consecutive pages). Only 5% of the book can be copied and pasted. The EBL system tracks this
  • Downloading requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions 
  • Apple devices require Bluefire Reader.
  •  An Adobe ID username and password (free) is required to transfer EBL ebooks to a Nook. Disappears after loan period ends. Two devices maximum (STL only)
  • Download period varies from 1-21 days.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON DOWNLOADS

If you want to download the book for more than 24 hours, you need to make sure you select DOWNLOAD and do not respond yes to any "create a loan" messages while browsing the book.

EbscoHost Ebook Collection

(formerly NetLibrary)

  • One user for most, some have 2 users.
  •  Checkout for 24 hours; exception 2 hours for reserve
  • PDF
  • You can print up to 60 pages, after it has been checked out and downloaded
  • Only for about 25% of the titles, after checking out - disappears after 24 hours.

Ebrary

http://support.ebrary.com/answers

  • PDF
  • Download Chapter PDF or specified page range permanently.Printing is limited to 40 continuous pages, or a total of 60 pages from a single book, or a complete chapter, whichever is greater. This may vary by book or chapter, per ebrary's particular agreement with the book's publisher
  • You must create an account in ebrary to Download.
  • Download 1 chapter or a limited page range in PDF
  • Downloading entire ebook requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions (not available for all titles)
  • Apple devices require Bluefire Reader.
  • Checkout and Download entire book to Adobe Digital Editions for 7 days.
  • A maximum of 10 eBooks may be downloaded at one time, per account holder.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Ebooks

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • PDF – no restrictions
  • One chapter at a time
  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time

Can download book chapters and articles to an e-reader (ePub or MOBI). You need to install the e-reader formats app. Click this link for more information.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Unlimited simultaneous users

  • PDF or html
  • One article at a time

 

 

  • No limits, but must download one article at a time
  • Can be downloaded to mobile devices

 

 

Knovel Library

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • May not have access to all titles and some may have SIM restrictions
  • PDF
  • One chapter at a time
  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time

Wiley Ebooks

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • PDF
  • One chapter at a time

 

  • No limits, but must download one chapter at a time


 

 

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