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eBooks: FAQ

Comparison of e-book features

Simultaneous Users* Print Download/Save Checkout Period eReaders Text-to-Speech
Ebook Central Unlimited

Yes

For most books the print/download limit is 40% of the book's pages and the limit resets after 24hrs. Exact page limits are given in the deail of each eBook.

Yes

Sign In is required for full access including downloading.

Up to 21  days

Yes

Web Browser

ADE-compatible devices

Yes "Accessibility Mode" can be turned on in individual account settings.
eBooks on EBSCOHost 1

Yes

Varies by publisher. Average 60 pages.

Most books

Requires an EBSCOhost personal account. Look for the "Download This eBook" button.

Get alerted when a book is available to checkout. Log into your EBSCOhost account and click the full text link.

14 days

Yes

Web Browser

ADE-compatible devices

Mobile App to download to Android or Apple Devices

Yes

JSTOR

Unlimited Yes Yes (PDF) N/A Yes (PDF) No
Rittenhouse (R2) 1

Yes

Small sections.

No N/A Web Browser only No
Oxford Scholarship Unlimited

Yes

Up to 1 chapter or up to 5% of the pages of any title, whichever is the greater.

Yes (PDF)

Up to 1 chapter or up to 5% of the pages of any title, whichever is the greater.

N/A Yes (PDF) No
Business Expert Press Unlimited Yes

Yes

Click on "InfoTools" and "Business Expert Press Options" and download a PDF.

Unlimited Yes (PDF) Yes
MyiLibrary 3

Yes

Up to 1 chapter or small sections.

Different for each book

Some allow saving the book in ADE format, some allow a small number of pages only.

Requires a MyiLibrary personal account.

14 days

Yes

Web Browser

ADE-compatible devices

No

Credo Reference

Unlimited

Yes
Chapters, Entries

Yes
Chapters or small sections

N/A

N/A

Yes

 

Safari Books Online 3

Yes

Chapters

No 

May email chapters.

N/A N/A Yes
Sage Research Methods Unlimited

Yes

Chapters

Yes

Chapters

N/A

Yes

Web Browser

PDF

No
Gale Virtual Reference Library Unlimited

Yes

Chapters

Yes

Chapters

N/A

Yes

Web Browser

PDF

Yes
Home Grown eBook Collection Unlimited No No N/A

Yes

Web Browser

Mobile App for Apple, Kindle, and Google Play 

No

ABC-CLIO Unlimited

Yes

Up to 30 pages per day

No N/A Web Browser only No
Psychiatry Online Unlimited Yes

Yes

May email chapters.

N/A Web Browser only No
Springer Unlimited Yes

Yes

Downloadable chapters, entire PDF, and ePub

N/A

Yes

Web Browser

PDF

ePub

No
Oxford Reference - Premium Collection Unlimited

Yes

Entries

Yes

Requires an Oxford personal account to save.

May also email entries.

N/A Web Browser only No

 

* Please note that we are working to include simultaneous usage details in the catalog records for eBooks in these collections.