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How Do I... find/use Electronic Books (eBooks)?

eBooks are generally electronic versions of traditional print books that can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader.

 

eBooks are hosted on various platforms that have different restrictions for printing, copying and saving. They can be viewed on a computer or mobile devices with an Internet browser as long as you are either on campus, or following the off-campus access guidelines.

 

  • Find eBooks in the Libraries
  • eBook Collections
  • Downloading
  • eReaders

The easiest way to find eBooks is by searching the Chinook Library Catalog just as you would for a print book.

 

Look for the icon!

 

In Chinook Plus, searches can be limited to the eBooks using the Format facet.

 

eBooks in Chinook Plus

 

 

In Chinook Classic, look for results with the eBook icon.

 

eBooks in Chinook Classic

 

You can limit your search results to "Online Library Resources" or select the eBooks Material Type using the Advanced Search form.

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books

 

 

 

 

  • Most eBooks can be viewed on any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Reader is often required in order to print and copy ebook content in PDF format.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading when applicable.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is NOT available on public computers in the Libraries.
  • For a complete list of e-resources by subject use the Libraries Database A-Z List.

ACLS Humanities E-book

  • Subjects: History, Ethnic Studies, International Area Studies
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  May not copy, download, or attempt to download any part of a book. However, possible to print pdf for educational use only.
  • Special Features: 3 different display options: image, text, PDF. Search results show your search term highlighted within a snippet from the book. May link to a book using their URL.
  • Mobile:Mobile capabilities in development. Updated list of mobile-friendly titles available on ACLS website.

APA Books E-Collection

  • Subjects: Psychology
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: May print or download individual chapters. Systematic downloading of content is not permitted.

Books 24/7

  • Subjects: Computer Science, Business, Finance
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Sections and pages can be printed from the browser.
  • Special Features: Accompanying tables can be downloaded in excel format for further manipulation. Supports full-text keyword searching and allows bookmarking/notes of pages.

CRC CHEMnetBASE

  • Subjects: Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing permitted; Export to Excel, text, html, or XML.
  • Special Features: The information contained on the chemical database includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.

CRC ENGnetBASE

  • Subjects: Engineering
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing and downloading of PDFs permitted.
  • Special Features: Personal accounts allow users to save searches and add favorite content to their virtual bookshelf.
  • Mobile: Users can pair mobile device to access the CRCnetBASE mobile app.

CRC ENVIROnetBASE

  • Subjects: Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Geology, GIS and Mapping, Remote Sensing
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements:  May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing and downloading of PDFs permitted.
  • Special Features: Personal accounts allow users to save searches and add favorite content to their virtual bookshelf.
  • Mobile: Users can pair mobile device to access the CRCnetBASE mobile app.

Duke University Press / eDuke Books Scholarly Collection

  • Subjects: Agriculture, Sciences of History, Education, Fine Arts, Geography, Anthropology, History, Language and Literature, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Political Science, science, Social Sciences, Technology, published by Duke University Press
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus. Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Print or download current chapter or entire book. 

Early English Books Online (EEBO) / EEBO-TCP

  • Subjects: English books published 1473-1700, History, Literature, Theatre and Dance, Law
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: May convert entire book or a custom range of pages to PDF for printing and download.
  • Special Features: May run variable-spelling word searches.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

  • Subjects: History, geography, science, art, medicine, law, literature, religion, technology during the eighteenth century. 
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download or Print current page or entire document in PDF format up to 250 pages maximum.
  • Mobile: Mobile access available for supported mobile devices via the Access My Library app.

Ebook Library (EBL)

  • Subjects: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Science
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Viewing Requirements: Users must create an account on the EBL platform to view ebooks.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Adobe Reader is required in order to print and copy ebook content. Printing is restricted to 40% of each ebook using the EBL Online Reader.  Copying is restricted to 20% of each ebook using the EBL Online Reader. Most titles can be downloaded for up to 24 hours and may be transferred to mobile devices during that time. Downloaded titles are restricted to 20% printing and 5% copying.
  • Checkout Period:  1-7 days
  • Special Features: Read aloud, dictionary pop-up, image or PDF, notes, bookmarking.
  • Mobile: Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader app.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • Subjects:  Arts and Humanities, Business, Science, Education, Health
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Viewing Requirements: Most eBooks can be read online; Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading. Some older eBooks cannot be read offline.
  • Simultaneous Users: Varies. Holds can be placed to reserve a book that is currently being used.
  • Printing and Downloading:  Print PDF up to 100 pages maximum (varies by publisher).  Must create profile and log in to download. Some eBooks cannot be downloaded due to publishing restrictions. Some ebooks can be downloaded in PDF or EPUB format.
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days
  • Special Features: Notes, Dictionary, Bookmark, Permalink, Article language translation
  • Mobile: EBSCOhost app can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

ebrary Library Center

  • Subjects: Education, Geography, Anthropology, History, Language and Literature, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Technology, Library Science.
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus. Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: Limited access to individual books, but unlimited site-wide access.
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing is restricted to 30% per book, per user session.  Copying is restricted to 15% per book, per user session. Make sure you are using the Print command from the InfoTools menu or the Print button from the reader's toolbar. Using your browser´s Print command or button does not work.  You can print only one copy of a page per session. This is in accordance with ebrary’s Terms of Service. You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. Some books allow complete download, others only allow chapter downloads.
  • Special Features: Optional to install the ebrary reader. 
    Downloadable ebrary software will read highlighted text aloud in English or Spanish.
    You must have an ebrary account and be signed in to annotate documents or add them to your bookshelf.
  • Mobile: Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read via the free Bluefire Reader app.

eHRAF Archaeology / eHRAF World Cultures

  • Subjects: Human Relations Area Files, Ethnography, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Language, Multicultural Studies, Political Science, Human Development, Arts, and Medicine.
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  You may print or email selected paragraphs from search results. 
  • Special Features: User Guides including video tutorial and webinar.

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • Subjects: Public Domain (pre-1923) and open access eBooks on a variety of subjects.
  • Authorized Users: Public domain and open access eBooks are open to all users.
  • Login Requirements: No login required to view public domain and open access eBooks.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Permitted to download single-page PDFs of all public domain works, full-PDFs of works made available under Creative Commons licenses, and full-PDFs of public domain works that are not subject to third-party agreements.
  • Mobile: Mobile Access information is coming soon.

IEEE Ebooks Library

  • Subjects: Bioengineering, Energy, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: May print or download individual chapters. Systematic downloading of content is not permitted.
  • Special Features: Support including video tutorials and webinars.

IMF Elibrary

  • Subjects: Economics, macroeconomics, finance, globalization, development, trade, emerging markets
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: RequiresVPN software to access off campus.
  • Printing and Downloading: Reports can be downloaded and printed in PDF, ePUB or Mobi format.
  • Mobile: Reports can be downloaded in ePUB or Mobi format for mobile reading.

IOP Ebooks

  • Subjects: Physics 
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Printing and Downloading: Chapters or complete books can be downloaded and printed in PDF or ePUB format.
  • Special Features: Free “Meet the Author Webinar” series.
  • Mobile: Chapters or complete books can be downloaded in ePUB format for mobile reading.

Knovel Library

  • Subjects:  Engineering, Chemistry, Materials, Life Sciences, Geology, Geography
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus. Login required to access custom features.
  • Printing and Downloading: Print or download no more than 15% per eBook.  Select tables can be exported (up to 50 rows) to Excel, HTML, PDF, or as a tab-delimited text file.
  • Special Features: Data Search, Unit Converter, Interactive Periodic Table, other interactive tools, graphs, and tables.
  • Mobile: Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read via the free My Knovel ToGo app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

MyiLibrary

  • Subjects: Science, Education, Business, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Philosophy, Technology, Medicine
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus. Account setup required to access custom features. 
  • Viewing Requirements: You must enable JavaScript in your web browser.  Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading.
  • Simultaneous Users: Varies. 3 users for most eBooks; unlimited for select titles.
  • Printing and Downloading: Print or download up to 10% for most book. Some books can be fully downloaded.
    See http://lib.myilibrary.com/Help.aspx#DownloadSupport  for more information.
  • Checkout Period: 14 Days.  Checkout up to 25 eBooks at a given time.  Place up to 25 eBooks on hold at a given time.
  • Renewals: Users cannot renew an e-book. However, you may be able to check it out again immediately, if no one else has placed a hold on the title. If a waiting list exists for the title, you must place a hold on the title and join the queue.
  • Special Features:  Create an account to save searches, save titles to Bookshelf, add notes, or download eBooks for offline reading.
  • Mobile:Bluefire e-reader app recommended for mobile devices.

Oxford Reference Online

  • Subjects: Reference, Literature, Theatre, Dance, Drama, Performance, Mythology 
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Print individual pages or sections. Systematic printing/downloading of content is not permitted. Users must create a personal profile to save content.
  • Special Features: Publisher recommends articles from other Oxford sources for each article.

Safari Books Online

  • Subjects: Computer Science, Telecommunications, Electrical and Computer Engineering, General Reference,
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: 3 for entire website
  • Printing and Downloading: 1 page at a time; print, download and store Sections (the limited portion of a work that is displayed to the User at one time by the Service) of a work on the individual User's hard drive or other storage device for such individual User's personal use only; and quote portions of works accessible via the Service in other works that the User creates, up to an aggregate of 250 words from any single text or a comparable strictly limited portion of material in other media, provided that the copyright owner is given proper attribution in any publication or other media in which the quote appears, based on the proprietary notices appearing with the content in the Service.
  • Mobile: The Safari To Go app does not work for library accounts, but users can access a mobile-optimized version at http://m.proquest.safaribooksonline.com.

SIAM E-books

  • Subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print individual chapters in PDF format.

SPIE Digital Library

  • Subjects: Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus. Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print individual chapters in PDF format.
  • Special Features: Export citation information to reference managers; Share button for social media; Downloadable slidesets.

Springer e-books

  • Subjects: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics,
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  Download and print individual chapters or entire book in PDF or EPUB format. 
  • Special Features: Create an account (My SpringerLink) to create Favorites list and RSS feeds for new content.  Users can purchase a print copy for $24.95 using MyCopy http://www.springerlink.com/help/faq/mycopy.mpx
  • Mobile: SpringerLink website has responsive design, so it will work without a need to download apps.

Sustainable Organization Library

  • Subjects: Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Responsible Business, Business Ethics, Management, Operations, Environmental Studies, Multidisciplinary
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print individual chapters in PDF format.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Subjects: Engineering, Computer Science
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  Download and print individual chapters in PDF format. 
  • Special Features: Table of Contents Alert; Citation Alerts via RSS; RIS citation export

World Bank e-Library

  • Subjects: International Area Studies, Political Science, Government, Telecommunications, Economics, Business
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: May use VPN software or sign in to proxy to access this database from off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print entire eBook in PDF format.
  • Special Features: RSS feed and e-alerts for new content; Ability to share content on multiple social media sites.
  • Mobile: Mobile-optimized website. Must pair device following these instructions: http://0-elibrary.worldbank.org.libraries.colorado.edu/page/mobile.

 

 

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books

 

 

Select eBooks can be downloaded and transferred to any portable eBook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. (Nook, Kobo, and Sony Reader are all ADE compatible devices). Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read eBooks on the free Bluefire Reader app. At this time most eBooks cannot be downloaded to an Amazon Kindle unless they are in PDF format.

 

 

+ Ebook Library (EBL)

 

Ebook Library (EBL)

  • Dowload Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days 
  • Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Bluefire Reader app.

 

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • Download Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days
  • Older books may not be available to be downloaded.

 

MyiLibrary

  • Download Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 14 Days.  Checkout up to 25 eBooks at a given time.  Place up to 25 eBooks on hold at a given time.
  • Renewals: Users cannot renew an e-book. However, you may be able to check it out again immediately, if it no one else has placed a hold on the title. If a waiting list exists for the title, you must place a hold on the title and join the queue.
  • Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read My iLibrary eBooks using the free Bluefire Reader or the Readmill app.

 

 

 

Select eBooks can be downloaded and transferred to any portable eBook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. (Nook, Kobo, and Sony Reader are all ADE compatible devices). Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read eBooks on the free Bluefire Reader app. At this time most eBooks cannot be downloaded to an Amazon Kindle unless they are in PDF format.

 

 

 

 

+ Downloading eBooks to your iPad or iPhone

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or Add to Bookshelf option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions.
  • With your iPad connected to your computer, open iTunes
  • Under devices, click on your iPad.
  • At the top of the screen click on Apps
  • Scroll right down to the bottom of the screen and click on Bluefire reader
  • Under Apps Click Add and select the Digital Editions folder
  • Select the book you wish to add
  • Click Open. Sync your iPad.
  • Open Bluefire Reader on your iPad.
+ Downloading PDF or ePub Documents to your Kindle

 

The University Libraries do not subscribe to eBooks that can be downloaded to the Kindle. However, book chapters or articles in PDF format can be downloaded to the Kindle using the Kindle Personal Documents Service.

 

The Front Range Downloadable Library from the Boulder Public Library system also has popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks that can be downloaded to the Kindle and other devices.

 

+ Downloading eBooks to your Kobo

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.
+ Downloading eBooks to your Nook

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.
+ Downloading eBooks to your Sony Reader

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books