EBOOK PLATFORMS AT A GLANCE

The table below is a quick summary of the major vendor platforms at CSU Library. 

 

Subject area

Loan period

Concurrent user access

Printing/ copying/ downloading

Support from vendor

ProQuest Ebook Central

Multidisciplinary collection

1 to 7day

Three models

 * Unlimited

 * Limited Access model (usually 325 access per year)

 * Limited user model (usually 1 or 3 concurrent user)

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

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

ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)

Multidisciplinary collection

No borrowing limit – can download individual chapters

Multiple

Print, save or download individual chapters as pdf files.

OSO Help

Science Direct

Library and information science; knowledge management;  business information; and Asian studies

No borrowing limit – can download individual chapters

Multiple

Print, save or download individual chapters as pdf files.

ScienceDirect Help

IGI Global

Library information science, information technology and computer science

No borrowing limit – can download individual chapters

Multiple

Print, save or download individual chapters as pdf files.

IGI Global user guide

EBSCO eBooks

Multidisciplinary collection

3 hours to 7days

Three models

 * Unlimited

 * Limited Access model (usually 325 access per year)

 * Limited user model (usually 1 or 3 concurrent user)

Printing => Restricted allowance set by publisher - check individual titles

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

EBSCO eBooks guide

 

For a detailed list of CSU Library eBook collections and open access eBook collections, visit the eBook Collections webpage.

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