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Find and Use ebooks

Locating ebooks

You can find ebooks using the library catalog or the scoUT discovery tool on the library website

The following databases are also available:

Database Downloadable Printing Limits Checkout/Number of Users

Cambridge Books Online (Cambridge Core)

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

 Available titles will have a green check mark.

green check mark with word Access

Can send to Kindle, Dropbox, or Google Drive

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

De Gruyter eBooks

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

Available titles will have a green box with a check mark.

licensed access icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Ebook Central (formerly EBL, ebrary, and MyiLibrary)

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*Courtesy Borrowers now have access from on campus

Yes, PDF and/or ePub; select titles only. Allows chapter and full downloads.

For information on printing and downloading, see the Ebook Central About pages.

Printing is typically restricted to 40% of each book. Copying is restricted to 20% of each book. Publishers may modify these percentages for individual books. Depending on title, single or multiple simultaneous readers allowed. Checkout period is 1-7 days.

EBSCO ebook Collection

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Yes, select titles only

Must register for free account. Adobe Digital Editions is required to view downloaded books. Bluefire Reader app is recommended for Apple and Android devices. Send to Kindle option available after creating a PDF in the Full Text view.

For more help visit the support center.

 

Printing and copying limits are set by the publishers. Limits are displayed on the title page of each book. Depending on title, single or multiple simultaneous readers allowed. Checkout period is 1-21 days

eLibro Colección

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Yes, PDF and/or ePub; select titles only. Allows chapter and full downloads.

For information on printing and downloading, see the Ebook Central About pages.

Subscription provided through TexShare.

Printing is typically restricted to 40% of each book. Copying is restricted to 20% of each book. Publishers may modify these percentages for individual books.

 

Depending on title, single or multiple simultaneous readers allowed. Checkout period is for 21 days.

 

Elsevier (Science Direct)

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. Allows chapter and full downloads.

Available titles will have green book icon. 

green book icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Yes, PDF or HTML formats available; select titles only.

 

Unlimited printing Depending on title, single or multiple simultaneous readers allowed. 

HathiTrust

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

Available titles will have a Full View link.

Must log in to download materials.

Yellow log in icon 

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Humanities E-Book

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Yes, PDF format. Chapter downloads available. 

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

IGI Global eBooks

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Yes, PDF and HTML formats; chapters may be downloaded without DRM restrictions; select titles only.

Allows chapter and full downloads.

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

JSTOR

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. Allows chapter downloads.

Unavailable titles will have a gray circle X icon.

grey circle x icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Project Muse

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. 

Available titles will have a green circle check mark icon.

green check mark icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

R2 Digital Library (Rittenhouse Books)

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No, but you can print and email portions of a book.  Printing is restricted to approximately 20% for each book.  One user at a time

SAGE Knowledge

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. Unavailable titles will have a purple lock after a brief text preview.

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Springer LINK

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. Unavailable titles will have a yellow lock near the title. Chapter downloads available.

yellow lock icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Taylor and Francis

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Yes, most books can be downloaded entirely in PDF format. select titles only.

About 5% of titles are DRM protected and will have the DRM icon icon to the right of the title. These can be viewed but not downloaded. Google Chrome browser not recommended. See their help page for more information.

Now includes CRC Press titles. 

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

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Yes, select titles only; chapter downloads available.

Available titles will have a green open lock icon.

green open lock icon

Unlimited printing

 

Depending on title, single or multiple simultaneous readers allowed.

Wiley Online Library

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only. Allows chapter and full downloads.

Available titles will have an open lock icon.

unlocked icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

World Scientific

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Yes, PDF format; select titles only

Available titles will have an open lock icon.

 open lock full icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

 

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