Information about using our e-books
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2013
We purchase e-books from a variety of vendors, each with a different licensing agreement and interface. Some publishers may allow only a single user at a time to access the content. If you are considering using an e-book from our collection for your class, please contact your subject librarian so that we can ensure we have a multi-user license in place.
These vendors serve as third-party aggregators who have negotiated with various publishers to offer titles on their respective platforms. Each publisher sets the digital rights management (DRM) conditions that control how much users are allowed to print and download.
EBSCO (formerly known as netLibrary)
- Early English Books Online (EBBO)
Allows downloading of an entire e-book.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Restricted to 250 pages per download
- Google Books
Only books in the public domain can be downloaded.
- Oxford Scholarship Online
Allows printing/downloading of a single chapter/title or 5% of the pages per title, whichever is greater.
- Project MUSE
Has no restrictions on printing or downloading for personal use. Instructors must use urls to link to content in course sites.
We have the entire collection of Springer e-books published since 2005 excluding German language titles. Not every Springer book is available as an e-book. Some titles are available for purchase by UTK faculty and students as a soft bound, black and white print version for $24.95.
EBL, EBSCOhost, and ebrary e-books can be downloaded using Adobe Editions. See supported devices.
Many titles allow only a single user at a time.