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Using Electronic Book Collections

Using Collections of e-books


ACLS Humanities E-Book    Blackwell Reference Online    Books@Ovid    Books 24x7     Brill     CogNet     Ebrary     EBSCO e-Books     Gutenberg-e     Hathi Trust         MyiLibrary     National Academies Press     OECDiLibrary    Oxford Reference Online     Oxford Scholarship Online     Royal Society of Chemistry Ebooks Collection     Science Direct Ebook Collection    Springer Ebooks collection     Wiley Online Library



ACLS Humanities E-Book
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available for navigation
  • Search this book is available
  • You may read through the pages as image, pdf or text
  • You may copy and paste from the text format
  • You may print and download from the pdf format
  • You may right click and print the image, one page at a time, if you wish
  • There are links to reviews of books and a catalog record for them
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Blackwell Reference Online
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available
  • Search this book is available
  • Read entry by entry in text format
  • Use the print icon or right mouse click to print; prints a chapter or entry, one at a time
  • Copy and paste is available
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Books24x7 ITPro
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents navigation
  • Read through text version
  • Search this item available
  • Copy and paste available
  • No download available (There is a provision for downloading some items; we do not seem to have access to this function with our subscription)
  • Right click to print; prints one page at a time
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Books@Ovid
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents for navigation
  • You may read the text format
  • You made copy and paste with the text format
  • You may save (download) sections (chapters) as ASCII or HTML
  • You may print a section (chapter)
  • There is no provision for printing or downloading the entire book
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Brill ebooks
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available for navigation
  • Chapters appear as separate pdf files
  • You may download or print the pdf files, one chapter at a time
  • The pdfs are searchable
  • There is no provision for downloading an entire book
  • There is no independent reader.
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    CogNet
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • A table of contents is available for navigation
  • Chapters appear as pdf files
  • You can print or download the chapter pdfs separately
  • The pdfs are fully searchable
  • There is no provision for downloading an entire book
  • There is no independent e-reader
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Ebrary
  • Ebrary Academic Complete titles have unlimited simultaneous users. Other titles from Ebrary may have multiple users, or only one simultaneous user per book.
  • Table of contents provides navigation
  • Search within book is available
  • Use arrows forward and back to read in a text format
  • Info Tools contains several tools, as a dictionary, link to WorldCat
  • Print maximum is 60 pages
  • Copy and paste is available
  • Create a (free) account to download pdf format one chapter or page range (up to 60 pages) at a time
  • A special format is available to download the entire document.
           Download the entire document for 14 days in Adobe Digital Editions format
          To access this encrypted file, you will need Adobe Digital Editions , available free online
          Accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle
          You may return the document early using Adobe Digital Editions
  • An e-reader is available
  • With the ebrary reader, speech is available
  • Export to EndNote is available in InfoTools
  • Click on "Release this Title" when done reading to free up the book for another user
  • Collection description


    EBSCO e-Book Collection (NetLibrary)
  • Number of simultaneous users varies by title
  • Click on ebook full text
  • Table of contents is available for navigation
  • Read the book using forward and back arrows
  • Copy and paste is available
  • Print limit is 60 pages
  • Print limit goes down as you print pages from the document
  • The print command will also let you download the pdf of the document
  • You can exit and return to the book and the print limit resets to the 60 limit
  • Tools are available on the right of the screen
  • Export to EndNote is available using the tools menu: Export
  • Collection description
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost - Downloading Tutorial
  • Welcome to the eBooks & Audiobooks on EBSCOhost Support Center
    FAQs for eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Q  Has IU has purchased for Bloomington or for all campuses a license that will allow a user to "check out" a book?
           A  All eBooks that are purchased by any IU campus are shared across all IU campuses.
    Q  What is the maximum amount of time the user can "keep" the checked out book?
          A  Currently the IU Bloomington campus allows for the checkout duration of 7 days.
    Q  EBSCO seems to have a "hold" capability that will allow a user to be notified when a "checked out" book is returned. The tutorial says that this is available if the library supports such holds. Does our license allow us to support holds in this way?
          A  Yes, holds are allowed.
    Q   Is help available?
          A  You can reach help from any e-book page.
          Look in the upper right hand corner and click on the Help link
          Scroll down to the section labeled eBooks and AudioBooks
          Choose eBooks on EBSCOhost
          Scroll down to find information, for example, on Placing a Hold on an eBook
          You may also view tutorials

    Gutenberg-e
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents provides navigation
  • Read through the text version of the work
  • You may copy and paste from the text version
  • You may print from the text version with a right mouse click and print
  • You may click on "print" to print or save pdf versions of chapters, if they are available
  • “Some documents on Gutenberg-e are available in PDF (portable document format) and must be viewed with Adobe Reader”
  • Export to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Select a full text book in the library
  • You may download the pdf or a page or of the entire book
  • You made read with the "Classic view", scroll, flip or thumbnails
  • You may jump pages
  • The text is searchable
  • You may view the book in plain text
  • Copy and paste is available in the plain text format
  • A permanent link to the book is available
  • Export to EndNote is available from "View full catalog record"
  • Collection description


    IU Press Online
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of Contents available for navigation
  • Search current document is available
  • Full document is available to download (and print) in pdf format
  • Selected chapters are available to download (and print) in pdf format
  • You may page through the book to read nline
  • There is no provision for printing or downloading when paging through the book
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    MyiLibrary
  • 1 simultaneous user
  • Open the ebook
  • Table of contents provides navigation
  • Search withing this book is available
  • You may page through the ebook text
  • You may print, but “The publisher/institution allows you to print a maximum of 10 pages per print request.”
  • You may download, but “The publisher/institution allows you to download a maximum of 10 pages per download request.”
  • You can save page images, page by page
  • Copy and paste is not available
  • A Suite of Reference tools is available on the site and appears with each book
  • Export references to Endnote is not available
  • Collection description


    National Academies Press
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • You may read the books online
  • You may print individual pdf pages as you read
  • You may copy and paste from the text format as you read
  • Table of contents navigation is available
  • Search this book is available
  • If you sign in, you may download the entire book or selected chapters in pdf format
  • Export references to Endnote is not available
  • Collection description


    OECDiLibrary
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available for navigation
  • You may read, save and print individual chapters in pdf format
  • You may download the entire book in pdf format
  • There is no separate reader
  • Export to EndNote is available through "Cite this …"
  • Collection description


    Oxford Reference Online
  • Unknown number of simultaneous users
  • Search or browse a book
  • You may page through the book in text format
  • Copy and paste is available
  • You may print entries, one by one
  • You may email entries, one by one
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Oxford Scholarship Online
  • 5 simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available for navigation
  • You may search within results
  • You may read content, chapter by chapter
  • You may print text, chapter by chapter
  • You may copy and paste
  • You may open, download or print a pdf version of the text, chapter by chapter
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Royal Society of Chemistry Ebooks Collection
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents provides navigation
  • Open lock means we have access
  • Books appear as separate chapters in pdf format
  • There is no independent e-reader
  • There is no independent print function
  • You can print or download the chapter pdf separately
  • There is no provision for downloading an entire book
  • Export to Endnote is available on Table of Contents page: "Download citation"
  • *Their .ris file as written is faulty and will import only the DOI (10/5/2011)
  • Collection description


    Science Direct Ebook Collection
  • Unrecorded number of simultaneous users
  • Table of contents available for navigation
  • You may click on a chapter title and read as a text file
  • Copy and paste is available in the text file
  • You may right click on text file to print the chapter
  • Chapters are also available as separate pdf files
  • You may save and print the pdf files, separately
  • There is no provision for downloading an entire book, although some items have a pdf downloader to download multiple files, limited to 20
  • Export to EndNote is available at chapter level: "Export citation"
  • About eReader Formats, video tutorial and FAQ
  • Collection description


    Springer e-books Collection
  • Unlimited number of simultaneous users
  • Table of contents (and thumbnails) provides navigation
  • You may page through the entire book
  • Some books are not available
  • We do not have access to all items in the collection; also some content is restricted, meaning you can read it but not print or download it
  • You may download (or print) pdf versions of the text
  • Some downloads will be chapter by chapter; some will give the entire book
  • Printing is available only through the pdf files
  • Export references to EndNote is not available
  • Collection description


    Wiley Online Library
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • A Table of Contents is available for navigation
  • The book consists of individual chapters in pdf format
  • You can print or download pdfs separately
  • There is no provision for downloading an entire book
  • There is no independent e-reader
  • The open lock means the book is available
  • Export to EndNote is available from Table of Contents: "Export citation"
  • Collection description


    jg    last updated November 18, 2012


  • last updated: 11/11/2013