Using Electronic Book Collections

AccessMedicine     ACLS Humanities E-Book      ACS Symposium Series Archives     Alexander Street Literature      ARTFL     Blackwell Reference Online     Books@Ovid      Books 24x7       Brill      Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries     Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections      CogNet      Early English Books Online     Ebrary     EBSCO e-Books      Eighteenth Century Collections Online      GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections     Gutenberg-e      HathiTrust     Loeb Classical Library     Making of Modern Law     MyiLibrary     National Academies Press      OECDiLibrary     Oxford Reference Online      Oxford Scholarship Online     Past Masters Philosophers     Project Muse     Royal Society of Chemistry Ebooks Collection       Sabin Americana 1500-1926        Science Direct Ebook Collection      Springer Ebooks collection      Taylor and Francis EBooks      Wiley Online Library     World Bank e-Library     Wright American Fiction (1851-1875)    

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
Alexander Street Literature
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Bibliographic and biographical details available ("show details")
  • Table of contents available (detailed for some works, basic for other works)
  • Text available
  • Copy and paste available
  • Print available (use the printer icon)
  • Print by page showing: chapter or section or sometimes by entire work
  • No text download available
  • Download PDF of full work: available only for some works in some collections
  • Persistent URL available (share this page link icon)
  • Download to EndNote not 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
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Bibliographic details available
  • Table of contents available
  • Copy and paste available
  • Durable URL available
  • Marked list available to: email, print, download ciations
  • Print: Select print view and print this page; printing will be for parts of the volume being viewed (chapters, sections, items...)or for the entire work
  • View page image available; you can view pages and read through the entire original format (click on "page image")
  • You can save images of pages
  • No PDFs available
  • No text download available; use copy and paste to save text
  • Download to EndNote availabe: Download directly to ProCite, EndNote, Reference Manager or Download in a format compatible with ProCite, EndNote, Reference Manager or RefWorks
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
Early English Books Online
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Search or browse to find a book
  • Note the icons:
  • Record
    Document image
    Illustration
    Full text
    Thumbnail
  • Table of Contents available.
  • Click on the chapter or section.
  • HTML text will open. Also you may click on the icon for "View Document image" for individual pages or
  • facing pages (You may use right mouse and "save image as" to save jpegs of the pages
  • Copy and paste available
  • Click on "Printable version" to print the full text of the section or chapter
  • On the main (bibliographic record) page of the book you may choose to "View this entire document as": a text file, with a "Printable version".
  • You may click on document image to read through (or save) images of the pages
  • You may also choose to view the document through thumbnails of images
  • You may save pages as PDF or TIFF, but these are PDFs and TIFFS of "the current image."
  • A durable URL is available
  • You may make notes on documents
  • You may download PDFs of image sets:
  • Add to marked list
    Download document image sets in PDF format
    Choose entire document or range of pages
  • Help is available
  • Download to a citation manager is available from the marked record page
  • Direct download to EndNote is 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
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Browse or search to select a book
  • "Full view" with citation details and etable of contents is available.
  • "Reading View" of the text is available and you may use arrows to page through yhe book
  • You may enlarge the page print
  • There is no HTML text option
  • Icons:
  •      Format page for printing
         Email
         Download
         Generate a citation
  • Print:
  •      Current Page in PDF Format
         Entire Document
    View/print up to 250 pages in PDF format.This work contains 35 page images. Enter image number ranges in the form: 1-15.
          NOTE: The total number of pages shown for this work is based on the sequential image numbers assigned to each page image in the collection, which often do not correspond to the page numbers originally printed in the document. You can download/print up to 250 page images at a time. For larger works, you will need to make separate downloads, each indicating the required page ranges. For example, for a work with 392 page images, download the first 250 pages, and then as a second download, request pages 251-392.
  • Download:
  •      Format Options:
         Current Page in PDF Format
         Entire Document
    Download up to 250 pages in PDF format.This work contains 35 page images.
    Enter image number ranges in the form: 1-15.
          NOTE: The total number of pages shown for this work is based on the sequential image numbers assigned to each page image in the collection, which often do not correspond to the page numbers originally printed in the document. You can download/print up to 250 page images at a time. For larger works, you will need to make separate downloads, each indicating the required page ranges. For example, for a work with 392 page images, download the first 250 pages, and then as a second download, request pages 251-392.
  • Generate a citation
  • Export to third party software: EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, RefWorks
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
Making of Modern Law
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents for navigation
  • Page through chapter with reader
  • Pages are in the original format
  • To print or download: click on Print/PDF
  • Example:
  • View/print current page in PDF format.
    View/print up to 250 pages in PDF format.
    This work contains 837 page images.
    Select 1-250 251-500 501-750 751-837
    Or, enter image numbers and/or image ranges separated by commas. E.g., 1, 3, 5-7, 11-15.
  • You may also View/print current page in PDF format.
  • Or Reformat the page for printing (current page)
  • 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

Past Masters Philosophers

Anselm: Major Works Continental Rationalists, The
Aquinas: Collected Works Motif-Index of Folk Literature
Aristotle: Complete Works Nietzsches Werke
British Philosophy: 1600-1900 Oxford Classical Dictionary
British Women Writers, Oxford Guide Peirce: Collected Papers
Dewey: Collected Works (2nd Release) Peirce: Published Works I
Hegel: OUP Translations Peirce: Writings
Hegel: Werke II Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill
Kant: Hauptwerke Schopenhauer: Hauptwerke
Kant: Philosophische Briefe Wittgenstein: Collected Works
Kierkegaard: Journals and Papers Wittgenstein: Nachlass
Kierkegaard: Samlede Værker
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents for works
  • Use table of contents or page through the work
  • Print view: printing available page by page in text format
  • No PDFs available
  • Copy and paste available
  • Original images not available
  • Download full text not available
  • Export to EndNote 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)
Sabin Americana 1500-1926
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Table of contents for navigation
  • Page through chapter with reader
  • Pages are images in the original format (right click to save a page image)
  • To print or download: click on Print/PDF
  • Example:
  • View/print current page in PDF format. View/print up to 250 pages in PDF format. This work contains 837 page images. Select 1-250 251-500 501-750 751-837 Or, enter image numbers and/or image ranges separated by commas. E.g., 1, 3, 5-7, 11-15.
  • You may also View/print current page in PDF format.
  • Or Reformat the page for printing (current page)
  • Download to EndNote not available
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
Wright American Fiction (1851-1875)
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • View Options: Text Mode - plain text of the work Image Mode - images of the original format of the work Entire Document - plain text of the entire document PDF - PDF of the entire document in original format of the work XML - text format
  • save PDF or text file available
  • No restrictions for saving or printing
  • Table of contents available
  • Copy and paste available
  • Show document information: bibliographic description of the work
  • Download to EndNote not available
  • jg last updated March 30, 2015