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E-books: EBook Providers and Use

EBook Collections--Use Table

You may have arrived here from DiscoverE when you clicked on the link for "how to use this ebook."  

How do you know which of the following is applicable to your title?  Look for the link "online resource from [ . . .]."

  Download to PC  Download to Handheld DRM Format Checkout + Number of Users Printing Catalog Presence
ALCS EBooks

No

No No   HTML No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes, three pages at a time Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph
APA Psychology Titles

Yes, chapter at a time

Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph
American Society of Chemistry

Yes, chapter at a time

Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph

Cambridge

(Collections, Histories and Individual Titles)

Yes

Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF, by chapter No checkout necessary; unlimited users Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, copying and pasting is 5% Individual titles available in discoverE; not all titles on Cambridge Platform available
Credo Reference Yed Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF, by chapter/entry  No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes

Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph

 

DeGruyter & Harvard Unversity Press Titles (2012-2013) Yes Yes No PDF, by chapter No checkout necessary; unlimited users Yes Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph
EBL

Yes, but becomes inactive when checkout period is over.

Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle Must download Adobe Digital Editions PDF 4 or 7 days; must access using Network ID and password; multiple user Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, copying and pasting is 5% Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph       
EBrary Yes, but becomes inactive when checkout period is over Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle   PDF 4 or 7 days; must access using Network ID and password; some single, some multiple users Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, copying and pasting is 5%

Individual titles in discoverE, more in Aleph

 

EBSCOhost

(previously NetLibrary)

Yes, but becomes inactive when checkout period is over

Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need Bluefire reading app; e-books do not work on smaller screens such as iPhone or iPod touch Must download Adobe Digital Editions PDF Patron chooses checkout period from one to seven days; most titles unlimited number of users Printing is restricted to 30 pages for online-only e-books and 60 pages for downloadable e-books Individual titles in discoverE. EBSCO allows downloading for some e-books but not for others.  Each record has section on "publisher restrictions."  Support is available on the EBSCO website
ECCO Individual pages or images only Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle None PDF or TIFF No checkout necessary; unlimited users Up to 60 pages at a time
EEBO Yes, up top 250 pages as PDF Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle None PDF No checkout necessary; unlimited users Yes, but first download as PDF
Elsevier Yes, by chapter Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; ulimited users Yes, chapter at a time, once downloaded You can limit search to ebooks; note that Emory does not have access to all Elsevier ebook titles.  
Emory Digitized Editions Yes Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; unlimited users Yes, once downloaded as PDF Check out the Digitization webpage for our collections
Gale Virtual Reference Library Yes, by chapter/entry Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; unlimited users Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph
Google Books Yes, for public domain (out of copyright) titles only Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF, ePub No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes, once downloaded Perform a search on Google books to locate available titles.
Hathi Trust Yes, entire book, not chapter Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle None PDF No checkout necessary; unlimited users Yes, entire book

Search HathiTrust for titles

Internet Archive Yes Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices No Various (PDF, Kindle, ePub, etc) No checkout necessary; unlimited users Yes, once downloaded Perform a search for Emory University for titles from our collections currently available on IA
 
OECD iLibrary Yes Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle PDF PDF Yes, once downloaded; unimited users Yes, entire book Must visit OECD iLibrary database to access titles
Overdrive yes, entire book Requires download of application from Overdrive site, Kindle supported Yes, must download app from Overdrive PDF, ePub Checkout for two weeks;single user n/a Individual titles now available through DiscoverE

Oxford Handbooks and Bibliographies 

Yes, chapter at a time Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF, XML No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes, chapter at a time, once downloaded 22 Bibliographies and 5 Handbooks currently subscribed; for Handbooks see Databases@Emory and in DiscoverE
Project Muse University Presses Yes, chapter at a time Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; unimited users Yes, chapter at a time, once downloaded Individual subscribed titles are available in DiscoverE
Safari Books Online No Books can be read in the Web browser but not downloaded and read offline. Yes PDF No checkout necessary; up to five simultaneous users Yes, a page at a time Individual titles available in discoverE, or you can go directly to Safari Books Online to discover titles.
Royal Society of Chemistry E-Books Yes, chapter level only Yes No

PDF

 

No checkout necessary yes, as PDF Individual titles available in DiscoverE and Aleph
Sage Research Methods Online Most files as HTML, can download PDF for some, but lose page numbers Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle HTML No PDF, ePub; unimited users Yes, as PDF, but will lose original page numbering Individual titles available in discoverE and Aleph; access full text titles by clicking on green button.
Springer Yes, by chapter Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; ulimited users Yes, chapter at a time, once downloaded Individual titles in discoverE; not all titles are available.  You may use SpringerLink.
Wiley (Psychology Collections  and Others) Yes, by chapter Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle No PDF No checkout necessary; ulimited users Yes, chapter at a time, once downloaded Specific collection of imprints (2010 to 2012), individual titles in discoverE
World Bank eLibrary Yes Yes (download or transfer from PC), but need app such as iBooks or Good Reader for Apple devices, but not Kindle None PDF Yes, entire book; unimited users Yes, entire book  
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