Using Electronic Book Collections

AccessMedicine     ACLS Humanities E-Book      ACS Symposium Series Archives     ARTFL     Blackwell Reference Online     Books@Ovid      Books 24x7       Brill      Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries     CogNet      Ebrary     EBSCO e-Books      GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections     Gutenberg-e      HathiTrust     Loeb Classical Library     MyiLibrary     National Academies Press      OECDiLibrary     Oxford Reference Online      Oxford Scholarship Online     Project Muse     Royal Society of Chemistry Ebooks Collection         Science Direct Ebook Collection      Springer Ebooks collection      Taylor and Francis EBooks      Wiley Online Library     World Bank e-Library    

AccessMedicine

  • Search or select a book from "All textbooks" list
  • Advanced search contains additional limiters, including images
  • Search displays only content that you own, as long as you are signed in. (We are signed in as an institution)
  • Click on the title
  • Show table of contents or chapters from a subject search
  • View the chapter
  • Print the chapter
  • Get citation: sample citations in various styes and download to a citation manager available
  • Search Textbook: search the book you are viewing
  • No reader available
  • View in text only (no PDFs)
  • Copy and paste available
  • Download to EndNote available

ACLS Humanities E-Books

  • 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

ACS Symposium Series Archives

  • 1974-2008 available
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Go to advanced search
  • Limit by dates 1974-2008 (our subscription date range)
  • Limit to book chapter
  • Limit to ACS Symposium Series
  • Search
  • If you choose a chapter, use Table of Contents to select the entire book
  • Select book
  • Table of contents available
  • Chapters available in pdf format
  • Abstract available
  • You may: download citations, produce permalinks, and set up alerts
  • Download to EndNote available

ARTFL

  • (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)
  • 3 simultaneous users
  • Search databases, like ARTFL-FRANTEXT (the "flagship database") and find a work; works are also listed under "public databases" or "French Women Writers"
  • Select a work
  • You may search on selected parts of a document.
  • Or click on a chapter or heading to open the text
  • Read through the text
  • Go to next section, as indicated
  • Text only available, no PDFs
  • Copy and paste
  • Right mouse click to print
  • Print pages, one page at a time (although that page may be many pages of the book itself)
  • User manual available
  • No download to EndNote available

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

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

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

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

Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries

  • The books in the Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries collection are all presented in the Ebrary format

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

Ebrary

  • Simultaneous users varies by book. Below the title, look for Availability (as: "Your institution has unlimited access to this book" or "Your institution has access to 1 copy of this book.")
  • Table of contents provides navigation
  • Search within book is available
  • Use arrows forward and back to read in a text format
  • Tools include: search, cite, zoom in, zoom out, book details, highlight, bookmark, notes, print, copy share link
  • Create a (free) account to access saved titles in your bookshelf<\li>
  • Copy, print download
  • The copy and print limits on most ebrary books are based on the following percentage of the number of pages in the book.
    Online Allowances (per book, per user session) Copy = 15% Copying multiple selections from a page counts as one copy Print = 30% Print to paper or print to PDF (aka page-range download)
    Offline allowances (from ADE or Bluefire, once you’ve full-downloaded) Copy = 10% Print = 10%
    A few publishers have set more restrictive limits for copy and print
    You will see, for example (for a book of 530 pages):
    Availability
    Your institution has unlimited access to this book.
    Available for Online Reading
    79 pages remaining to copy (of 79)
    159 pages remaining to print (of 159)
    Available for Full Download
    Check out for 14 days
  • Download a title ("Available for Online Reading")

  • 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
    Not all titles are available to download ("Not Available for Full Download") Click on "Release this Title" when done reading to free up the book from Adobe Digital Editions for another user
  • Export to EndNote is available

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
  • The idle session timeout for EBSCOhost is 30 minutes
  • Export to EndNote is available using the tools menu: Export
  • 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

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Go to Advanced
  • Select content type: books
  • Search
  • Search within this book available
  • Book information available
  • Table of contents available
  • Click on chapter in table of contents to open pdf text and save or print
  • Tools: Zoom in, Zoom out, contents, resources, extracted text, print, share
  • Resources: allows you to download in pdf format
  • Extracted text: allows you to copy and paste text files
  • Download to EndNote not available

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

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"

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 online
  • There is no provision for printing or downloading when paging through the book
  • Export references to EndNote is not available

Loeb Classical Library

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • "View cloth edition" for bibliographic details and other information
  • Text only available Copy and paste Use arrows to continue reading or "go to page" Print limited to one page at a time. ("The printer icon on the toolbar formats the text and translation that you see on the screen appropriately" Tools: Greek keyboard, search within work, print, bookmark, annotate, share, email, enlarge type
  • Annotate: "Use the cursor to select the text you wish to annotate. The selected text will be highlighted in blue, and an annotation icon will appear. Click on the annotation icon, and a box will appear in which an annotation can be entered. Annotated text will be highlighted in yellow."
  • Download to EndNote not available

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

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

OECDiLibrary (SourceOECD)

  • 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 …"

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

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

Project Muse

  • 8 simultaneous users
  • Go to advanced search
  • Search and check off "Only content I have full access to" and "Books"
  • Other limiters are optional
  • Click on title for contents
  • Table of contents is available: PDFs of the chapters
  • Save or print PDFs
  • No reader is available
  • Search inside this book is available
  • View citation is available
  • Save citation is available
  • From saved citations you may download into a citation manager
  • EndNote download is available

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)

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"

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

Taylor and Francis EBooks

  • Up to 5 simultaneous accesses per book for subscriptions, and one concurrent access per book for titles under perpetual ownership
  • Access: Under "Filter my results", select "Full access content only" to limit to full text of the ebook
  • Contents: (unlinked) descriptive content notes available
  • Access: click on Access for Quick Access or to download a copy
  • Quick access will open the book in a reader.
  • Print: Tools is the reader will allow you to print All, Current page or a range of pages.
  • Copy and paste is available
  • Download. You may download a copy of the entire ebook in pdf format
  • Export references to EndNote is not available

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"

World Bank e-Library

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Search
  • Abstract available
  • Table of contents available (with pdfs of chapters)
  • Subscribers may print all content in eLibrary in whole or in part. PDFs may also be downloaded, shared, and saved in perpetuity.
  • You may use the resource on ebook readers such as iPads, Kobo, and Nook
  • User Accounts are available to allow you to personalize your eLibrary
  • Email citations available
  • Download to EndNote available

 

 

jg last updated February 19, 2015