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e-Book Search Guide

E-book Platforms - Comparison Table

The library's e-books come from various vendors/publishers and therefore may be hosted different platforms. The 9 platforms available may have different features for downloading/copying/printing. Check out the table below for a comparison of some basic features.

Platform

Downloading

Copying 

Printing

 Mobile Site /App

Personalised BookShelf

 Apabi

No, read online only

Yes, page by page

No

No

Yes (My Digital Library, requires free registration)

DawsonEra

Yes, max. 7-day loan

Yes, max.  5% of total no. of pages per user session (In Read Online mode only)

Yes, max.  5% of total no. of pages per user session (In Read Online mode only)

No (However downloaded e-books in PDF or  ePub formats can be read on Adobe Reader App or Bluefire Reader App respectively.)

Yes (My Account)

ProQuest Ebook Central

 

Yes, max 30% of total no. of pages for chapter/ page range varies per book per   user session; max. 7 or 14-day loan for entire   e-book (requires Adobe   Digital Editions and an Adobe ID account)

Yes, max.  15%  (In Read  Online mode) and 10% (Offline) of total no. of pages per  book per user session

Yes, max.  30%  (In Read  Online mode) and 10% (Offline) of total no. of pages per book per user session

No (However downloaded e-books can be read on Bluefire Reader App. More info available here.)

Yes (My Bookshelf)

Emerald Social Sciences eBook Series

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

 

No. 

Yes (My Emerald profile, requires free registration)

EBSCOhost e-Book Collection

 Yes, max no. of pages varies per book 

Yes

Yes, max no. of pages varies per book 

No.

Yes (My EBSCOhost Folder, requires free registration)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

 

No

No (Marked lists and searches saved only for the current session)

Oxford   Reference

No,   read online only

Yes, by entry/article

Yes, by entry/article

No

Yes (My Work, requires free registration)

RSC eBook Collection

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

 

No

Yes (My Account, requires free registration)

World Scientific eBooks

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

Yes, by chapter/article

No

Yes (My Profile, requires free registration)