e-Books at Rasmuson Library

E-books are frequently being added to the Libraries' collections. Vendors place restrictions on whether or not the entire book may be downloaded,  chapters may be downloaded, or nothing may be downloaded at all.

You can search for e-books in the Library Catalog and limit your search to Electronic Books using the Type limiter. Instructions on limiting your catalog search to e-books may be found on our FAQ page

 

 

This page was last modified on November 30, 2014

ebooks

Vendor Genre Downloadable Printing
Ebook Central
  • Scholarly
  • All subjects

Yes
1-14 days
(PDF, EPUB)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID required

Use BlueFire Reader for iPad & Android

Printing is restricted to approximately 40% of each ebook.

EBSCO E-books

 

  • Scholarly & Professional
  • All subjects

Yes
(PDF)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID required

EBSCOhost account and sign on required.

Use BlueFire Reader for iPad & Android

You can not print or email more than 60 pages. The number of pages allowed varies by publisher, so some e-books may have lower limits on the number of pages allowed.

Alaska Digital Library (formerly ListenAlaska)

(Apps: iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, PlayBook, Kindle, Nook)

 

  • Popular fiction & non-fiction

Yes
Checkout times vary
(Kindle, OverDrive READ, EPUB, PDF, OPEN EPUB, OPEN PDF, OverDrive Mp3 Audiobook)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID OR OverDrive Media Consle required.

Sign on required using your UA @alaska.edu account.

 
Safari Tech
(App is not available for institutional licenses.)
  • Computer science and software tutorials
No. Must read online. Individual pages.

SpringerLink

(iPhone App)

  • Scholarly
  • Science & Social Science
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Wiley
  • Scholarly
  • Science & Social Science
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Credo Reference
  • Reference
  • All subjects
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Early English Books Online
  • English Literature
Yes
(PDF, TIFF)
Yes
ENGnetBASE
  • Scholarly
  • Mostly Engineering titles, but other subjects as well, such as Computer Science, Math, Environmental Science, and more

Yes, by chapter
(PDF)

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library
(iPhone/iPad, Android)

  • Reference
  • All subjects
Yes, by chapter
(PDF, HTML)
Yes

 

This page was last modified on January 24, 2017