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E-Book Chart: Quick Reference Chart

Electronic Books Collections At a Glance

  Ebook Central Ebscohost Springer  Cambridge, Project MUSE, Wiley, Elsevier, Knovel Safari Tech Books OverDrive eBooks
Downloading Yes. PDF for specific chapters or page range; Adobe Digital Editions for laptop/desktop; Bluefire Reader for tablets/phones. Create an account to download full book.  Yes. Download to a computer with Adobe Digital Editions to read there or to move to an eReader device. Create an account to download. Yes. PDF download only Yes. PDF download only No downloading options Yes. Download to computer or portable device
Loan Period 7 days on 1 and 3 user books, 21 days on unlimited user books 1-7 days None - PDF download
Springer E-books also has a “My Copy” option to purchase a soft-cover book for $24.95
None - PDF download n/a 14 days
Read Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. Through OverDrive Read
Return Books Early? Yes. Through Adobe Digital Editions Yes. Through Adobe Digital Editions n/a n/a n/a Yes. Kindle books through Amazon and EPUB books through Adobe Digital Editions
Software Needed To read the full downloaded book, Adobe Digital Editions for laptop/desktop or Bluefire Reader for tablets/phones. Adobe Digital Editions to read downloaded book Adobe Reader - files are PDFs Adobe Reader - files are PDFs Web browser reading only Adobe Digitial Editions or App for Portable Device
Printing/Copying/Saving See chart for details. See chart for details. Print/save/copy chapters as PDFs Print/save/copy chapters as PDFs Print individual pages; no saving No
Emailing Can email link to book and annotations Can email citation/ permalink Email by chapter as attachment Email by chapter as attachment Email link to specific pages No
Compatible w/portable devices Yes, if device has web browser. Yes, if device has web browser. Yes, if device has a web browser Yes, if device has a web browser Yes, if device has web browser Yes
# of simultaneous Users Varies - 1, 3, and unlimited options Varies - 1, 3, and unlimited options unlimited users unlimited users 3 concurrent database users Most books are single user
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