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The eBooks Library Resource Guide provides more information about finding and using eBooks in the CSU Library collection.

Using eBooks for teaching

The Library has a substantial and growing collection of eBooks that are ideally suited for the provision of readings.

Access and use of eBooks is often limited by publisher imposed digital rights management (DRM), and eBooks in the library collection should not be considered an alternative to student purchase of prescribed texts.

Contact the Library and check the suitability of an eBook licence, prior to use for the provision of a required reading. Publishers may:

  • restrict the number of simultaneous users,
  • place limits on printing, copying text & downloads, or
  • remove a title from sale, preventing the Library from purchasing additional copies in order to meet higher than anticipated demand for access to a reading.

Create links to selected eBooks or eBook chapters for use in Interact2 course sites, providing convenient 24/7 access to readings.

Submit a request for new eBook titles to be added to the Library collection.

Contact a Faculty Liaison librarian for further information about the use of eBooks in teaching.

eBook Collections

eBook Platform Information
Platform Subject area Concurrent users Downloads Offline reading Usage limits Printing e-reader software

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB)

History; archaeology; art & architectural history; performance, film & media studies; folklore; religion; musicology; political science; literary criticism; sociology; and bibliographical studies.

Yes

Allowed
- select PDF view to download

PDF reader

None

Three pages may be viewed and printed at a time.

None

American Society for Microbiology: ASM eBooks

Applied microbiology

Yes

Allowed up to 10%

PDF reader

None

Up to 10%, or one chapter

None

Berg Fashion Library

World dress and fashion throughout history

Yes

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

Can be reformatted and printed via the browser

None

Books@Ovid

Nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and other health subjects.

Some titles limited to single user

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

Sections only

None

Brill eBooks

Islamic Studies

Yes

Allowed

Print or save chapter to PDF

None

Individual chapter

None

CAB eBooks

Agriculture; animal & veterinary sciences; environmental sciences; human health, food, & nutrition; leisure & tourism; and plant sciences

Yes

Allowed

PDF reader

None

Up to 10%, or one chapter

None

Chandos Publishing Online - ScienceDirect

Library and information science, knowledge management, and business information

Yes

Allowed - individual chapter

PDF reader

None

Individual chapter

None

CRCnetBase eBooks

Engineering

Yes

Allowed

Print or save chapter to PDF

None

Individual chapter

None

CSIRO eBooks

Agriculture, aquatic science, the plant and animal sciences, forestry, environmental science, and natural history

Yes

Allowed for 30 days.

Requires Adobe Digital Editions

None

Online: 20% every 30 days.
Downloaded into ADE: 30 pages every 30 days

Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

EBL

Multidisciplinary collection

Three lending models apply

  1. Unlimited
  2. Non linear - unlimited to maximum 325 loans per year
  3. Textbook - limited to 3 concurrent users

Allowed for nominated loan periods (1, 3 or 7 days) and may be transferred to two authenticated devices within the loan period

Requires Adobe Digital Editions

Non linear titles can be loaned a maximum of 325 times per year

Restricted to 20% or one chapter of each book

Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions/> for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

ebrary

Multidisciplinary collection

Some titles limited to single user - see .... for details.

Allowed, except for single user titles.

Requires Adobe Digital Editions

Checkout / download limits apply

Restricted to 10 pages at a time and 40 pages per session

Bluefire Reader for iOS and Android; Aldiko reader for Kindle Fire

EBSCOhost

Multidisciplinary collection

Sometimes

Usually allowed

Requires Adobe Digital Editions

None

Restricted to 60 pages per book per session

Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

Emerald eBook Series

Business, management, and economics; and social sciences.

Yes

10% or one chapter

PDF reader

None

Restricted to 10% or one chapter

None

IGI Global / Info Sci-Books

Information technology and computer science.

Yes

Allowed

PDF reader

None

Sections only

None

Institute of Civil Engineering eBooks

Engineering

Yes

Allowed

Print or save chapter to PDF

None

Individual chapter

None

JSTOR eBooks

Various

Yes

Allowed

Print or save chapter to PDF

None

Individual chapter

None

Oxford Art Online

Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art

Some titles limited

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

Sections only

None

Oxford Law eBooks

Law

Yes

Allowed

Print or save chapter to PDF

None

Individual chapter

None

Oxford Music Online

Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Some titles limited

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

Sections only

None

Oxford Reference Online

Multidisciplinary collection

Yes

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

CSU users may "print out single copies of portions of the licensed works"

None

PsycBOOKS (Ovid)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Limited to single user

Sections only

Print or save sections to PDF

None

Sections only

None

Safari Books Online

IT, multimedia and graphic design

Limited to 5 users

Sections may be manually copied up to 10% or one chapter.

Print or save sections

None

Individual pages only

None

Springer eBooks

Biomedical & life sciences; computer science; earth & environmental science; humanities, social sciences & law; and medicine

Yes

Allowed

PDF reader

None

Up to 10%, or one chapter

None

Taylor and Francis eBooks

Various

Yes

Allowed

PDF Reader

None

Up to 10%, or one chapter

None

Wiley Online Library

Multidisciplinary collection

Yes

Allowed

PDF reader

None

Allowed

None