How to use e-books
How do I search for e-books?
You may find electronic books in different ways. Almost all of our e-books are searchable from within the library catalouge at the Linköping University library. You can search for the author, title, subject etc. An e-book is described as 1 copy available at INTERNET in Fulltext in your search results. You may also search for an e-book directly from the provider, for example Ebrary. Search for the name of the provider from Databases. If you want an alphabetic list of the e-book collections at Linköping University library you can find it from Search. You can search for the author, title, subject etc. and one of the advantages with e-books is that it is possible to search throughout the text of all the e-books.
How do I read e-books?
Can I download an e-book for offline reading?
Some e-book providers offer this but online reading is more common. See further down in the document about different providers. Dawsonera, ebrary, MyiLibrary, Thieme and eBooks on EBSCOHost offer downloading. See the Help-section if you need instruction.
Can I print or copy text from e-books?
The possibility to copy or print varies. Below you will find more information. You are not allowed to print the whole book.
Can I do highlights or make notes in the e-books?
You can make notes and hightlights in e-books. If you would like to save them, it is a good idea to create an user account.
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More about some providers:
AccessMedicine collection includes around 50 medical encyclopedias and textbooks. Updated frequently and expanded continuously.
Seven people at a time can read AccessMedicine e-books. You are allowed to print a section or a chapter and there is a function for copy and paste. Allowing individuals to customize their own view of the site through their personal profile.
Click on Search: choose "All collections" to see e-book collections that are available at the Linköping University library, My Folder etc. There is simultaneous multi-user access. Use you LiU-ID to authenticate. You can add to Personal Folders, add notes, add a bookmark, add to book shelf, share a link.
Users are able to access the entire CRCnetBASE catalogue of online content from one website allowing them to conduct searches across multiple disciplines. By checking full access only during your basic or advanced search, you limit your search to only content in which your library has access to. LiUB subscribes to the subject collections: Engineering, Enviornmental Sciences, Statistics and Mathematics. The new platform also allows users to create personalised accounts where they can save queries, place favourite content onto a virtual bookshelf and recommend content to friends. Simultaneous multi-user access is allowed. Do you have problems reading the e-books? Please check your Adobe Reader settings. Go to Edit, then Preferences and Internet. Mark Display PDF in browser.
Linköping University currently has access to more than 600 e-books in different subjects from Dawsonera. Click on eBook Catalogue to see which books we have access to. All titles in the database are available to preview 5 minutes. Use Advanced Search to find these books. There is simultaneous multi-user access. You can download the e-book to read offline or read it online. Users will be asked to login to access personalisation features such as 5 min preview, downloading, my favorites, print and copy. You need to create an account. Printing and copying is allowed when reading online but restricted to 5% of the e-book. Making notes are also possible. If you download the e-book you may listen to it.
Mac: Use the latest version of Safari and Adobe Reader.
Linux: Use the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Ebrary contains more than 70 000 e-books, mostly in English but also in Spanish and Portuguese.
Subjects such as Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Humanities, History, Life & Physical sciences, Social & Behavioural sciences and Education are represented.
There is simultaneous multi-user access. There are some books that only can be used by one person at a time. There are different ways to read the e-books. You may use the QuickView to easily scroll through pages. You can also print pages from QuickView. Printing is restricted to 40 pages or 15% of the e-book. If you want to use the special features like highlighting, copying, making notes in the text you have to use the ebrary Reader which is Java-based. If you use ebrary Reader you may listen to the e-books. Click on Speech when you opened ebrary Unity Reader. Ebrary integrates with RefWorks and EndNote for easy citation management. You are able to download the e-books. Check out the Support. Ebrary has a mobile app for iOS and Android. Read more here.
Linköping University has access to the EMERALD eBook Series Collections: Business, Management and Economics and Social Sciences. Browse books either alphabetically or by subject. The books may be read by simultaneous users but there¿s no possibility to download the ebooks at the moment. You have to read them in HTML or PDF format. To search for books at Linköping University go to Just my subscriptions. Download a Step-by-Step Guide here, or Support resources. Troubleshooting Guide
GVRL offers encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Click on Title List to see books available at the Linköping University library. Simultaneous multi-user access is allowed. The best way to print pages from the e-books is to use the Print icon on the toolbar.
About 400 e-books are available at the Linköping University library and some free content are possible to view. Some titles can be downloaded and read offline with Adobe Digital Editions. You need a personal account to check out / download an e-book. One person at a time may read the same e-book. You will get a message "All copies in use" if someone else are reading the book. You can place a hold and get an e-mail notice when the book is available. You are allowed to print only a limit of pages. There are tools for adding bookmarks, share information, make notes etc. For more information, see eBooks on EBSCOhost User Guide.
Last updated: 2013-05-03