Can I use eBooks in my classroom?
If you think you would like to use an eBook for your course, check the availability and access of the title to ensure that students will be able to have access when they need to. Check if there is a limited loan period, limited number of usages of the title, and if the UWM libraries has access or if it needs to be requested. This information is usually within the detailed record of the eBook title, depending upon the database. For best use, check that the eBook you select has Unlimited Access.
How can I find out if this eBook can be used by more than one student at a time?
Look for information within the record of the eBook title. Look for information such as: 'User Access' and 'Number of Copies Available at Your Institution' and 'eBook Availability'. The number of copies available could limit a student's access to the title for reading online and offline, unless the title has Unlimited Access.
If the UWM Libraries does not have the specific title you are looking for, you can make a request using the Purchase Recommendation Form.
How much of an eBook can I print?
Printing and copying eBooks is usually restricted by a certain number of pages or percentage of the book. It depends on the title and eBook collection and is usually within the title's record. Look for: 'Pages Remaining for Copy', 'Print/Save' in the detailed record of the title you are interested in printing.
Are there eBooks in multiple languages?
Yes, while searching most of the eBook databases you can narrow the results by language.
What is the EPUB format?
EPUB has become the industry standard format for delivering eBooks, because it enables publishers to create books that behave more like web content. EPUB titles are often embedded with links to help the user navigate between sections, from the index to the relevant pages, and out to the open web.