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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 User access Printing allowed Download eReader software Online help

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.

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed
Select PDF view to download excerpts

Adobe Acrobat Reader

ACLS Humanities E-Book - FAQs

American Society for Microbiology: ASM eBooks

Applied microbiology

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

ASM eBooks on iG Library - Library User Guide

American Library Association: ALA eBooks

Library and information science

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

ALA eBooks on iG Library - Library User Guide

Berg Fashion Library

World dress and fashion throughout history

Unlimited

Yes

View in browser

N/A

Berg Fashion Library - How-to-use

Books@Ovid

Nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and other health subjects.

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed Sections Only

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Ovid - Support and Training

Brill eBooks

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Brill Help & FAQ

CAB eBooks

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

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

CAB ebooks - Help

Chandos Publishing Online - ScienceDirect

Library and information science, knowledge management, and business information

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

ScienceDirect help

CRCnetBase eBooks

Engineering

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

CRCnetBase eBooks - Getting Started

CSIRO eBooks

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

Unlimited

Yes

  1. Create an account or
  2. Download to Adobe Digital Editions

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

CSIRO eBooks - see Help tab

ProQuest Ebook Library (EBL)

Multidisciplinary collection

Three models

  • Unlimited
  • Limited Access model (usually 325 access per year)
  • Limited user model (usually 1 or 3 concurrent user)

Restricted allowance set by publisher- check individual titles. Allowance refreshes every 24 hours

Allowed, except for Limited user model (1 or 3 concurrent user)

For Offline reading use only - Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions

ProQuest EBL LibGuide

ProQuest ebrary

Multidisciplinary collection

Some titles limited to single user

Restricted allowance set by publisher -  check individual titles

Allowed, except for Limited user model (1 or 3 concurrent user)

For Offline reading use only - Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions

ProQuest ebrary LibGuide

EBSCOhost

Multidisciplinary collection

Some titles limited to single user

Restricted allowance set by publisher- check individual titles

Allowed, except for Limited user model (1 or 3 concurrent user)

For Offline reading use only - Bluefire Reader or Adobe Digital Editions

EBSCO eBooks Guide

Emerald eBook Series

Business, management, and economics; and social sciences.

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed, sections only

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Emerald Insight - Guides

IGI Global / Info Sci-Books

Information technology and computer science.

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

IGI Global InfoSci - User Guide

Institute of Civil Engineering eBooks

Engineering

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) - Help

JSTOR eBooks

Multidisciplinary collection

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

JSTOR eBooks Guide

Oxford Art Online

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

Some titles limited

Yes

View in browser

None

Oxford Art Online - Help

Oxford Law eBooks

Law

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Oxford Scholarship Online - FAQs

Oxford Music Online

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

Unlimited

Yes

View in browser

None

Oxford Music Online - Tips

Oxford Reference Online

Multidisciplinary collection

Unlimited

Yes

View in browser

None

Oxford Reference Online - Getting Started

PsycBOOKS (Ovid)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Ovid PsycBOOKS - Help

ProQuest Safari Books Online

IT, multimedia and graphic design

Limited to 5 users

Yes

View in browser

None

ProQuest Safari Books online - FAQs

Springer eBooks

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

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Springer help & support

Taylor and Francis eBooks

Humanities & Social Sciences

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Taylor & Francis ebooks - Help & FAQs

Wiley Online Library

Multidisciplinary collection

Unlimited

Yes

Allowed

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Wiley Online Library - User Guide