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Information about using our e-book collections.
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Our E-Book Collection

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.

Information for Classroom Use

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.

The best practice for posting materials from e-books is to link to the content. See the Association of Research Libraries' Resources for Teaching Faculty or the more concise What You Can Do chart for more information about copyright and fair use.

Information by Vendor

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.

EBL, EBSCOhost, and ebrary e-books can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions. See a list of supported devices.

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    Downloading from Other e-Book Collections

    • 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.
    • Springer
      Allows downloading entire book. We have access to Springer e-books published 2005-2013, 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.


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