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E-books: E-Book Collections Access and Licensing Agreements

This guide is designed to give users an introduction to e-books and provide more information on the many e-Book resources University Libraries has to offer.

Access Rules to E-Books

 
Note that every title in the collections below is discoverable through the Library Catalog (limit to material type 'Internet').    
 
ACLS Humanities E-book
Login requirements: None 
Authorized Users: DU community members (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries
Number of Simultaneous Users: Multiple concurrent users
Printing and Downloading: Allowed for personal and research use, subject to fair-use rights and restrictions.  Download to e-readers not yet allowed.
Items checked out?  n/a
Special Features:  page-image text as well as interactive text; offers curated list with recommendations
 
Books24x7
Login Requirements: None.
Authorized Users: Access restricted to non-law school current DU faculty, students, and staff.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited
Printing and Downloading: Covered by fair use. Can copy/paste text to other source to print, and can download occasionally.
 Items checked out?  n/a
 Special Features:  note-taking; bookmarking; citations (Chicago style); personal folders
 
British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900
 Login Requirements:  None.
 Authorized users:  All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
 Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing:  8 pages at a time.
Items checked out?  No
 
Cambridge Companions Online
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Personal use only, allowed to print one chapter or 5% of pages from individual title, whichever is greater
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: full search by author, title, topic, or theme; citation export; saved searches
 

 CHEMnetBASE
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading:  Either no more than covered by fair use or up to 1% of aggregate content.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: None.
 

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Downloadable and printable by chapter. Print within limits designated by Duke University Press. Can copy and paste text.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Most read articles in last year option; personal subscription to journal option; citation manager.  Can download to ebrary Reader.
 
Early American Imprints, Series 1 (aka Evans) & 2 (Shaw-Shoemaker)
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading:  Allowed for personal academic/research use, "insubstantial portions for temporary storage."  Maximum of 25 pages allowed per download/print.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Collection-making; advanced searching; multiple download formats.
 
Early English Books Online (aka EEBO)
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Both permitted.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Advanced searching; multiple download formats.
 
Early European Books
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Both permitted.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Advanced searching; multiple download formats.
 
Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Login Requirements: None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and on-site visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Multiple concurrent access. Amount of user access per book will vary.
Printing and Downloading: Both permitted. Amount of pages for print/download will vary depending on the book.
Items Checked Out? Various books available for check out. Check out period will vary depending on the book. 
Special Features: Store books in an online bookshelf and search within the text, highlight text, take notes, and bookmark pages. 
 
EBSCOHost eBook Academic Collection
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law) and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Single user per e-book
Printing and Downloading: Maximum of 60 pages printing and emailing. Downloading available with creation of personal account
Items checked out? Yes, patron can specify the amount of time
Special Features: browse by category; note-taking abilities; able to place holds on checked-out books
 
IEEE Xplore
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Individual articles for authorized users only.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Download citations; advanced searching; multiple browsing options.
 
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (aka ECCO)
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: 250 pages at a time.  Downloadable.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Full-text searchable; browsing by author; browsing by title; advanced searching; search history.
 
ENGnetBASE
Only some books had free full text access, others just had table of contents available. 
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Printing allowed.  Occasional downloading allowed. “Either no more than covered by fair use or up to 1% of aggregate content.”
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Searchable; browsing by title; citation management; advanced searching; browse by subjects. 
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading:  Both allowed.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: bookmarking; Search within results; advanced searching; subject guide
    
JSTOR
  Login Requirements:  None.
  Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU  libraries.
  Number of Simultaneous Users:  Multiple concurrent users (not unlimited for all titles)
  Printing and Downloading: Printing allowed for some titles; downloading available with creation of personal account
  Items checked out? n/a
  Special Features: citation export    

 

Knovel
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Personal or internal use only, printable and downloadable by book section
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Citations; search within work feature; browse by subject; data search, special tools such as a unit converter and interactive equations.
 

  
 
 
 

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Making of Modern Law, Legal Treatises 1800-1926, Primary Sources 1620-1926, Trials 1600-1926, & U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 
  Login Requirements:  None.
  Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
  Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
  Printing and Downloading: Up to 50 pages for U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, and up to 250 pages for Legal    Treatises and Trials
  Items checked out? n/a
  Special Features: bookmark pages within document; advanced searching; browse authors; browse works
 
Making of the Modern World 
  Login Requirements:  None.
  Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
  Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
  Printing and Downloading: Single copies of excerpts allowed for personal use and internal business purposes only
  Items checked out? n/a
  Special Features: bookmark pages within document; advanced searching; browse authors; browse works; detailed   historical chronology available
 
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science 
Login Requirements:  None.
 Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
 Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
 Printing and Downloading:   May print a “reasonable portion.”  Occasionally downloading allowed.
 Items checked out? n/a
 Special Features: Display snippets; advanced searching; author links.
 
Open Book Publishers
  Login Requirements:  None.
  Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law) and visitors to the DU libraries
  Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  Printing and Downloading: Allowed
  Items checked out? n/a
  Special Features: browse by subject; download entire books; "forthcoming titles" section

 

Oxford Handbooks Online 
  Login Requirements:  None.
  Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law) and visitors to the DU libraries.
  Number of Simultaneous Users: Multiple concurrent users
  Printing and Downloading: Printing and downloading of individual articles allowed 
  Items checked out? n/a
  Special Features: browse by subject; search folders available with creation of online account; citation export; 
 
Oxford Reference
Login Requirements: None
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Single copies of "limited portions."
Item checked out? n/a
Special Features: Online dictionary; bookmark pages; citation export; saveable searchers and notes with personal sign-in.
 
Oxford Scholarship Online & Oxford Scholarship Online--Law Module
Note: Only some books had free full text access, others just had abstracts available.
Login Requirements: None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Printing allowed, downloading occassionally. Single copies of "limited portions."
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Really cool features! Cross-reference; view other similar titles; citation export; bibliography search. 
 
Palgrave Connect
   Login Requirements:  None.
   Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
   Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
   Printing and Downloading: printing allowed; downloadable to e-book readers and as PDFs.
   Items checked out? n/a 
   Special Features: citation export; suggested related reading 

Plunkett Research Online
  Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community (excluding remote access for DU Law), and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited       
Printing and Downloading: Personal or internal use only. Some reports have limited printing access; Build-A-Reportsm can be downloaded and printed
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: citations; advanced search; Build-A-Reportsm.
 
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: 50 pages at a time. 
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Bookmark pages within document; advanced searching; browse authors; browse works.
 
Safari Learning Platform: Academic Edition (O'Reilly)
Login Requirements: Access using your institutional email (DU.EDU, Iliff.edu). Account creation optional--can be used for offline reading on a mobile device. 
Authorized Users: All members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries. Please see the Research Center Desk for help. 
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Printing and Downloading: Entire chapters load as one continuous page -  the layout is designed for online reading, but you can print an oddly formatted version through your browser's print command. Downloading is only available on mobile devices - you will need the O'Reilly app, available for both Android and iOS devices.
Items checked out? n/a
Special Features: Able to copy and paste text and add highlights or notes; chapters and books are searchable.
 
Springer  
Login Requirements:  None.
Authorized Users: Members of the DU community and visitors to the DU libraries; DU Law School community has access in the Main Library only.
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.
Printing and Downloading: Both allowed. Individual articles, book chapters, or books for personal/educational use under fair use doctrines.
Items checked out? n/a;
Special Features: Browse by discipline; comments section after article information.