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eBooks Help Guide

Functionality and Features of eBook Databases

Database Help Guide

Format

Checkout/Loan Period

Downloading/Printing

Access Engineering

HTML or PDF

No limits

Individual chapters

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

HTML or PDF

No limits

Individual standards

Credo Reference

HTML or PDF

No limits

Individual articles

eBook Academic Collection

PDF or EPUB

Most have no limits with online permalink. A small number limit to one or three concurrent users.

Create a free account to download ebooks; print or email up to 100 pages; only one concurrent user during each 24 hours download period.

Ebook Central – Academic Complete

Ebook Central Reader or PDF

Full book downloads last 21 days

The number of pages varies by book

ENGnetBASE

PDF or Kortext reader

No limits

Full book or individual chapters

Gale Virtual Reference Library

HTML or PDF

No limits

Individual articles

O'Reilly Learning Platform

XHTML

No limits

App available for mobile offline reading; print one page at a time

SpringerLink eBooks

PDF

No limits

Full book or individual chapters

Troubleshooting Access Problems

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  5. Ask a Librarian.