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eBooks: Downloading eBooks

General information about eBooks and how to use them

Downloading eBooks

 

eBook information by vendor
eBook Vendor Subject # of books in Collection # of users at one time Format Downloading/ Viewing
Saving/ Printing

ENGnetBASE

MATHnetBASE

POLYMERSnetBASE

Engineering

Math

Polymers

2,300+

600+

150+

1 user PDF

CRCnetBASE allows users to download one chapter of a book at one time

Users can also request a Permalink (a permanent link to the resource) for individual books

Resources from this vendor are printable

 

ebrary eBook Collection

General 100,000

Unlimited users

PDF

ebrary eBooks can be viewed online as a PDF

To download a book, the user must create an ebrary Account. Books can be checked out for a period of 7- 14 days. Adobe Digital Editions must be downloaded in order to view the downloaded eBook

Up to 60 pages can be printed from the eBook Full Text Viewer per user per eBook

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

General 20,000+

Unlimited users to view books

Only 1 user per book check out

PDF

EBSCO eBooks can be viewed online as a PDF

To download a book, the user must create a My EBSCOhost Account. Books can be checked out for a period of 1- 7 days. Adobe Digital Editions must be downloaded in order to view the downloaded eBook

Up to 60 pages can be printed from the eBook Full Text Viewer per user per eBook

 

Knovel Science and Technology Collection Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and Medicine 5,000+ Unlimited PDF

User can view entire book online

or download or print one chapter at a time

 

MyiLibrary General 1,500+ 1 user per book  

Must be read online; downloads not available

A maximum of 10 pages can be printed at one time

 

Business Expert Press Business 175+ Unlimited PDF

Can be viewed online or a Personal Ebrary Account can be created for downloads

Create PDFs (up to 40 pages) or check out for 14 days


Print up to 40 pages at a time

 

Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library Nursing, Medical 40+ 1  user Web

No direct downloads available; must view online

Must create an account to save eBook into MyR2


Can print 1 page at a time

 

Springer eBooks STEM and Medicine 4,000+ Unlimited PDF

May view one chapter at a time

May print one chapter at a time as PDF

 

Springer Reference eBooks General Reference 50+ Unlimited

PDF

Credo General Reference Premium General Reference 600+ Unlimited

PDF


HTML

View online or download articles/ chapters as PDF
Oxford Reference Online General Reference 250+ Unlimited

HTML

View online

Print or email articles

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library General Reference   Unlimited

PDF

HTML

Can download individual articles/ chapters

 

ScienceDirect eBooks

STEM and Medicine 350+ Unlimited

PDF

HTML

May view one chapter at a time as PDF or HTML or download whole Books as PDF

May print one chapter at a time as PDF

 

Supported Devices

Create ePUB Files

"EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub.

Most dedicated e-book readers support the EPUB format, although the Amazon Kindle line of devices is a notable exception. EPUB reading software is also available for all modern smartphones" [Wikipedia].

Open (non-DRM) EPUB files can be converted for use on a Kindle with these instructions.