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Using Ebooks: Ebook usability chart

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2022 4:31 PM

Usability chart

 

Platform Available for Number of Simultaneous Users=Loan Period Copying/Printing Offline reading Download to PC/Device Formats Permalink Software Requirements
ProQuest (Ebook Central)

UB Affiliated Users

(Must login with UBITName)

Unlimited users= 21 days

Non-linear users= 7 days

3 users=  3 days

1 user= 1 day

Varies, See Availability menu in each title.

Usually Allowed

Whole book download/offline reading requires Adobe Digital Editions*; single chapter downloads do not

Varies, See Availability menu in each title. PDF  Yes PDF reader or web browser
EBSCO All users
(walk-ins OK)

Unlimited users= 7 days

Concurrent= 7 days    

3 users= 7 days

1 user= 7 days

Varies. See Publisher permissions menu in each title.

Whole book download/offline reading requires Adobe Digital Editions*; single chapter downloads do not

Varies. See Publisher permissions menu in each title. PDF  Yes PDF reader or web browser
JSTOR All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days

Print/PDF= by chapter

 

No additional software required Downloadable and read online PDF  Yes PDF reader or web browser
Oxford All users
(walk-ins OK)

Unlimited users= unlimited days

3 users= unlimited days

1 users= unlimited days

Print/PDF= by chapter

No additional software required Online reading and downloadable by chapter PDF Yes  Web browser
Cambridge All users
(walk-ins OK)

Unlimited users= unlimited days

1 user= unlimited days

Print/PDF=by chapter or entire book

No additional software required Yes PDF Yes PDF reader.
Taylor & Francis All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days

Print/PDF= by chapter or entire book

No additional software required Downloadable and read online PDF  Yes PDF reader or web  browser.
Project Muse All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days Print/PDF= by chapter No additional software required Downloadable  PDF Yes PDF reader
Knovel E-Books All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days Print/PDF= by chapter Use Knovel ToGo Downloadable and read online PDF Yes PDF reader or web  browser.
Springer All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days Print/PDF= No restriction No additional software required Downloadable and read online PDF Yes PDF reader or web  browser.
Wiley All users
(walk-ins OK)
Unlimited users=unlimited days Print/PDF= No restriction No additional software required Downloadable and read online PDF Yes PDF reader or web  browser.