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eBooks@The UWI, St. Augustine: Navigating eBooks

Our Main eBook Providers and their Features

The table below compares features/functions of four of our major eBook collections. See the Software &Apps page for more information on accessing and reading eBooks.  For a listing of other eBook collections, see E-Collections by Title .

Main eBook Providers & Features

 

 

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Springer eBooks

Where  to find

 EBSCOhost OR UWIlinC

Proquest Ebook Central OR UWIlinC

Springer Link – Enter search term, deselect < Include pre-view only content>.  This allows you to view only those resources to which the UWI has access    OR

UWIlinC 

Subject Coverage

Multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary

Can you read online

Yes. Click PDF Full Text.  Browser-based.  Supports major  browsers

Yes. Click Read Online. Browser-based.  Supports major  browsers

Yes. Click hyperlinked chapter to view abstract or click. Download PDF to read chapters online

Copy/Save

Yes. Depending on the publisher, up to 100 pages of an eBook can be saved as a PDF file

Usually, can save up to 30% of book, but some publisher restrictions may apply

Yes

No technical limit, you can either download the whole book or chapter by chapter.

Download entire book (i.e. borrow book to be read offline)

Unlimited & 3-User titles can be borrowed for 7 days.  You must first create a personal account.  Single user titles cannot be borrowed. 

Multi-user titles can be borrowed for 14 days.  You must first create a personal account.  Single user titles cannot be borrowed.  Publisher restriction apply.

Yes

To download, click Download Book.

Print

Yes.  The quantity varies depending on the publisher.  Most will  allow up to 60 pages

Yes. The quantity varies depending on the publisher

Yes

Chapter by chapter can be printed Download PDF.

Holds on borrowed books

Yes.  Up to 5 holds. You must first create a personal account.

No

Not applicable

Annotate (i.e. add notes to pages)

Yes. You must first create a personal account.

Yes.  You must first create an account.

No

Citations

  Yes

  Yes

  No

FAQs, Videos, Tutorials, Guides

EBSCO Libguide

EBSCO eBook Help

Ebook Central FAQs

 

Springer Training Videos

 

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