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OnRamps History: For Instructors

A guide for OnRamps History Instructors on UT Austin Libraries access, information literacy and pedagogical resources.

Find eBooks

Search for ebooks

Not all of our books are available online as ebooks. Here is how to limit your search to only books available online.

These screenshots (you can open them in a new tab to enlarge) lead you from www.lib.utexas.edu

Step 1:

Use the Books and Media link under the search bar on www.lib.utexas.edu

 

Step 2:

On the next screen, enter your search terms.

 

Step 3:

oN the left side, you can limit to items available online

 

Step 4:

Under each result, there is a link Available Online. Click that.

Step 5:

every publisher link is differently named once you are in the full record

eBooks Databases

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)

example

Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

 Available titles will have a green circle icon Green circle with letter P icon

Can send to Kindle, Dropbox, or Google Drive

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

CRC Press

example

Yes, PDF format; select titles only

Available titles will have a green check mark under access column. 

Icon showing access and checkmark 

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

De Gruyter eBooks

example

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 and ebrary)

example

*Courtesy Borrowers now have access from on campus

Yes, click on the blue Full Download button.

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

example

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

Elsevier (Science Direct)

example

Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

Available titles will have green book icon. 

green book icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access
Gale Virtual Reference Library Yes, PDF or HTML formats available. Unlimited printing Unlimited access

HathiTrust

example

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

IGI Global eBooks

example

Yes, PDF and HTML formats; chapters may be downloaded without DRM restrictions. Unlimited printing Unlimited access

JSTOR

example

Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

Unavailable titles will have a gray circle X icon.

x inside a circle icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

MyiLibrary

example

Yes PDF format; but only 10% of the title.

Click the download icon and select page range.

Printing is limited to what is allowed by copyright restrictions. Unlimited access
Project Muse

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)

example

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

Springer LINK

example

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

yellow lock icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

Taylor and Francis

example

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

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.

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

example

Yes, select titles only. 

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

example

Yes, PDF format; select titles only.

Available titles will have an open lock icon.

unlocked icon

Unlimited printing Unlimited access

World Scientific

example

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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