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We offer eBooks from a variety of providers, and each offers different features and restrictions for their eBooks. Use this guide answer questions related to whether more than one person can view an eBook at once, printing options, and other common questions.

Still have questions? Contact the Digital Assets Librarian for help.

 

Simultaneous Users Format Printing Can Download Mobile App DRM
ACLS Humanities eBook CollectionYes; Unlimitedpage-image; PDF; TextPrint individual pages via browser; print on demand service available for select titlesNo NoNo
Books@OVIDYes; UnlimitedHTMLOne chapter at a timeHTML or text file NoNo
Cambridge CompanionsYes; Unlimitedpage-image; PDFUp to one chapter or 5% of contentPDF NoNo
Cambridge HistoriesYes; Unlimitedpage-image; PDFUp to one chapter or 5% of contentPDF NoNo
Credo ReferenceYes; UnlimitedHTML; PDFOne article at a timePDF NoNo
EBLYes; Up to 325 unique users per yearpage-image; PDFUp to 20% Requires Adobe Digital Editions NoYes
eBraryYes for some titlespage-imageThe greater of: 40 continuous pages, 60 pages in 1 title, or 1 chapter Requires eBrary personal account and Adobe Digital Editions iOS and AndroidYes
EBSCO eBooks Collection Yes for some titlespage-image; PDF available for some titlesPrint up to 60 pages Requires Adobe Digital Editions iOS and AndroidYes
Gale Virtual ReferenceYes; UnlimitedHTML; PDFOne article at a timePDF NoNo
IEEEYes; UnlimitedPDFOne chapter at a timePDF NoNo
IETYes; UnlimitedPDFOne chapter at a timePDF NoNo
Safari Tech Books2 simultaneous usersHTMLOne page at a timeNo Not compatible with library N/A
Sage ReferenceHTML; PDFYes; UnlimitedOne article at a timePDF or HTML NoNo
Springer-VerlagYes; UnlimitedPDFOne chapter at a timePDF iOSNo

ACLS Humanities eBook Collection

  • Unlimited Simultaneous Users
  • Format: page-image; PDF; Text
  • Print individual pages via browser; print on demand service available for select titles
  • Can't download
  • No DRM

Books@OVID

  • Unlimited Simultaneous Users
  • Format: HTML
  • Print one chapter at a time
  • Can download HTML or text file
  • No DRM

Cambridge Companions

  • Unlimited Simultaneous Users
  • Format: page-image; PDF
  • Print up to one chapter or 5% of content
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

Cambridge Histories

  • Unlimited Simultaneous Users
  • Format: page-image; PDF
  • Print up to one chapter or 5% of content
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

Credo Reference

  • Unlimited Simultaneous Users
  • Format: HTML; PDF
  • Print one article at a time
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

EBL

  • Up to 325 unique simultaneous users per year
  • Format: page-image; PDF
  • Print up to 20%
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions to be able to download
  • Has DRM

eBrary

  • Simultaneous users for some titles
  • Format: page-image
  • Print the greater of: 40 continuous pages, 60 pages in 1 title, or 1 chapter
  • Requires eBrary personal account and Adobe Digital Editions to be able to download
  • Has DRM

EBSCO eBooks Collection

  • Simultaneous users for some titles
  • Format: page-image; PDF available for some titles
  • Print up to 60 pages
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions to be able to download
  • Has DRM

Gale Virtual Reference

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Format: HTML; PDF
  • Print one article at a time
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

IEEE

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Format: PDF
  • Print one chapter at a time
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

IET

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Format: PDF
  • Print one chapter at a time
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

Safari Tech Books

  • 2 simultaneous users
  • Format: HTML
  • Print one page at a time
  • Can't download
  • DRM not applicable

Sage Reference

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Format: HTML; PDF
  • Print one article at a time
  • Can download PDF or HTML
  • No DRM

Springer-Verlag

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Format: PDF
  • Print one chapter at a time
  • Can download PDF
  • No DRM

 

Created by Meghan Finch / Updated on September 3, 2013 by Meghan Finch

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