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eBook Collections: eBook Basics

Guide for finding and using eBooks

Basic Information about eBooks in Belk Library & Information Commons

The following table provides basic information about the functionality and features available from some of our ebook vendors.

Vendor

Format Checkout/Loan Period Download/Compatible Devices Printing Simultaneous Use?
 eBook Collection
 (EBSCOhost)
PDF or ePub 21 Days

Complete Book or Chapter

Kindle, Nook, or any device that
supports eBook app

60 page maximum

Yes

Approx. 3% of Titles are single-use

 Ebook Central (ProQuest) PDF or ADE* 7 or 14 days

Complete Book or Chapter

Any device that supports
ADE or Bluefire Reader

10-60 page maximum

Yes

 Business Expert Press
 (ebrary Interface)
PDF or ADE 7 days

60 pages or Complete Book

Any device that supports
ADE or Bluefire Reader

60 page maximum Yes
 Credo Reference HTML or PDF N/A

Individual articles

Any device that can read PDFs

Indiviudual articles Yes
Gale Virtual Reference  Library HTML or PDF N/A

Individual articles

Any device that can read PDFs

Indiviudual articles Yes
JSTOR PDF N/A

Individual Chapters

Chapters Yes
 MyiLibrary HTML or ADE 14 days

10% of total pages

Any device that supports
ADE or Bluefire Reader

10% of total pages Yes
NC LIVE Homegrown eBook Collection PDF Unlimited

Complete Book
Tablets (iPad, Galaxy, etc)

No Yes

  OverDrive

PDF or ePUB or Kindle 21 days

Complete Book

Kindle, Nook, or any device that
supports Bluefire Reader

No printing supported Yes
  Oxford Scholarship Online PDF or HTML N/A

Chapter

Any device that can read PDFs

Chapter Yes
 Safari Books Online HTML  N/A

No Downloading

Apps for iPad, iPhone, Android

Page at a time Yes
Sage Knowledge PDF or HTML N/A

Chapter

Any device that can read PDFs

Chapter Yes


* ADE in the format column stands for Adobe Digital Editions