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Specific Ebook Platform Information

Check out this tutorial about searching for ProQuest eBooks:

 

Check out this tutorial about reading ProQuest eBooks:

How to Check for an Unlimited Access ProQuest eBook?

If a eBook within the ProQuest eBook Central has Unlimited Access, it will state it at the top of the eBooks record. If it has a limit, it does not specify an exact number and will only state 'Institution has access to multiple copies'. You can search for titles that have Unlimited Access navigating to 'Advanced Search' and specifying the number of copies to be 'Unlimited'. 

Screenshot of ProQuest eBook Central database showing where in the record it will state if your institution has unlimited access.

 

For limited access titles, you may still save and use PDF chapters in your class. However, if you’d like to link to the title or make the title available for everyone to view online or download at the same time, you’ll want to make sure the title has an Unlimited User Access.

 
Can I link to ProQuest eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or Canvas?

Yes, the 'Share Link to Book' feature for the eBook makes it easy to copy a link to an eBook or chapter and insert it into Canvas.

You can also download or link to specific chapters. Look here for more information.

Check out this tutorial about searching for EBSCO eBooks:

 

Check out this tutorial about reading EBSCO eBooks:

 


How to Check for an Unlimited Access EBSCO eBook?

To check for an EBSCO eBook that includes Unlimited Access, find an eBook of interest and navigate to the Detailed Record.

Screenshot of Ebsco eBooks database showing where in the record it will state if your institution has unlimited or limited access.

The Detail Record contains the license information, displaying either Limited Access (1 or 3 copies available) or Unlimited Access.

For limited access titles, you may still save and use PDF chapters in your class. However, if you’d like to link to the title or make the title available for everyone to view online or download at the same time, you’ll want to make sure the title has an Unlimited User Access. (You can contact your librarian to expand the user rights for most titles).

 
Can I link to EBSCO eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or Canvas?

Yes, the Permalink feature in the eBook Viewer makes it easy to copy a link to an eBook or chapter and insert it into Canvas.

To learn how to copy Permalinks in EBSCOhost, see How can I link to eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or on Blackboard? on the EBSCO Support Site.