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Using UP's eBook Collections: Downloading and Viewing eBooks

Downloading and viewing eBooks

Some of the eBook platforms include DRM (Digital Rights Management) to protect the content of their eBooks from copyright abuse. DRM limits the amount of content you may view, download, and save from an eBook. Options for downloading and viewing vary by eBook collection; some require a personalized account to view or download and some require the downloading of additional software.

Using Different eBook Platforms

Once you have located an eBook, you will see the information about viewing and downloading on the next page. This eBook is available from ProQuest eBook Central. Here you can see that how many pages are available to view, copy (copy and paste into another document), print, and chapter download:

You can also check out the full book for 21 days:

To view this book online or to download it, select one of these buttons on the left side:

If you select "Read Online", you will be taken directly to the eBook. If you select "Full Download", you will be asked to select what sort of device you are using to download the eBook:

There is software you will need to download depending on what device you are using.

  • If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you will be required to download Adobe Digital Editions. A free Adobe ID is required to transfer the book to another device, but is not required to read books on this computer.
  • If you are using IOS or Android, you will be required to download Bluefire Reader (available from the App Store or Google Play).  You will also need a free Adobe ID to read this book.

After you have installed the necessary software, you are ready to download your eBook! Choose the period you would like to have the eBook for, and download your book!

Once you have located an eBook, you will see the information about viewing and downloading on the next page. This eBook is available from EBSCO. On the LEFT side are the selections to view this eBook (the right side under "tools" are general database tools and will give citation information, but not access to the book):

Here is the PDF full-text page. You can save or email up to 100 pages of this book.

In order to download or email pages in this book, you will need to have a My EBSCOHost account. If you do not already have one, you can create one:

Once you have signed in you will be able to download this book. You can choose the checkout period (1-7 days) and the download format (PDF or EPUB). You will see these viewing requirements:

Desktop: Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing.

Kindle: PDFs can be created in the eBook Full Text view and transferred using Send To Kindle

Once you have located an eBook, you will see the information about viewing and downloading on the next page. This eBook is available from JSTOR. Here you can view the book online or download the PDF. You cannot view the whole book at once, it must be done chapter by chapter:

jstor read online or download pdf

If you select "Read Online" you will be taken to a page with the HTML of the book chapter. If you select "Download PDF" you will be taken to the JSTOR terms of service which you must agree to in order to download.

jstor terms and constions

When you are taken to the PDF of the book chapter, you will select the top right download key to download the chapter.jstor download

Once you have located an eBook you are interested in, you will find the information about viewing and downloading on the next page. This eBook is available from Wiley. Under Table of Contents are the selections to view this eBook.To view the entire book select "All Chapters" this will open a zip file that will download to your computer's download folder.

If you select "Chapter" you will be taken to a page with the HTML of the book chapter. If you select "Get PDF" you choose just the chapter or the whole book.

If you choose to download all chapters, it will download as a zip file which will be saved to your computer's downloads folder. 

Wiley PDF download

On this page you will choose the download link to download the chapter or book:

 

Wiley download

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