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How do I find e-books? 

The library's e-books can be found by searching for a title, author or a subject in Libsearch and then limiting your search to Source Type > eBooks.

 It is also possible to search directly on the e-book platforms.

How do I get access? 

If you are a student or staff member at the university you can access the e-books on campus or from home using your computer identity. Guests can access e-books on the university's computers, with the exception of e-books from EBL.

May I print and copy from e-books?

The terms for print and copy varies from vendor to vendor. According to Swedish copyright law it is not permitted to print an entire book. Below we have tried to summarise the terms of the different e-book platforms.

Is it possible to make notes in the e-book?

Most e-book platforms require a user account on that specific platform to be able to make notes and marks in the e-book. Some e-book readers like Bluefire Reader, Aldiko and Adobe Digital Editions, also allows you to make notes and marks in the book you have downloaded and are reading offline.

E-booksBorrow and download

Many e-books are protected so you need an Adobe ID, and e-book software on your computer, tablet or phone if you want to borrow (download) e-books to your device.

Borrow an e-book on a computer

  1. Create a user account at Adobe.
  2. Instal an e-book reader program such as Adobe Digital Editions, onto your computer, and log in with your Adobe account.
  3. Go to the library's home page and find an e-book. 
  4. Download the e-book and open it in the e-book reader.

Borrow an e-book on a mobile phone or tablet

  1. Create a user account at Adobe.
  2. Download an app e.g. Bluefire Reader.
  3. Start the app and type in the password from your Adobe ID.
  4. Go to the library's home page and find an e-book. Download the e-book and open it in the app. Choose the epub format for your mobile phone or pdf for your tablet.

If you have an Android you must be using Android OS 2.1 or later to be able to borrow.

Borrow an e-book to an e-book reader through a computer

  1. Borrow and download an e-book to your computer as described above.
  2. Connect the e-book reader to the computer in order to authorize it with your Adobe ID.
  3. Use the e-book software to transfer the e-book from your computer to the e-book reader, by drag and drop for instance. Some e-book readers have wi-fi so it is possible to borrow and download e-books straight to the reader without having to use the computer. You need to authorize the e-book reader with your Adobe ID the first time you borrow. If you have an e-book reader from Sony you need to use their e-book software Reader.

Re-new and erase

Is it possible to erase the e-books from my device?

The library's e-books will not be erased automatically after the lending period. Some apps requires you to erase the earlier version before you can borrow the same e-book again.

Is it possible to return e-books?

It is not possible to return an e-book even though it is a feature in some readers. If you use the feature you will not be able to download the e-book again during the lending period.

Is it possible to re-new the loan on an e-book?

Once the lending period is over and you have erased the e-book from your reader software it is possible to borrow and download the e-book again.

Is it possible for several persons to read the same book?

Most e-books can be read at the same time by an unlimited number of users.


E-book platforms

ASM Handbooks Online

This is one of the industry's most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology.
ASM Handbooks contains articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples.

Printing: you may display, download, or print out, for your own research or study only. Articles from ASM Handbook have been divided into sections to eliminate slow or lengthy download times for web display. Therefore, each section of an article must be printed separately.

Downloading: Not possible, it is all in HTML.


Cambridge Core

E-books from Cambridge University press in most subjects. Books that Malmö University has access to are marked with the letter P in green.

Printing: Maximum one chapter. Print- and download-options can vary from title to title.

Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read the file, (for both PC and mobile devices).


Dawsonera

In Dawsonera you find e-books on most subjects, with an emphasis on the social sciences.

  • Search in Dawsonera (use this link if you are outside campus or on the wireless network within Malmo University)
  • Search in Dawsonera (use this link if you use the library's computers or the fixed network)

Printing: maximum of 5% of a book that you are reading online, one page at a time. From a book that is downloaded it is not possible to print or copy. In most cases you need to create a user account (for free) at Dawsonera to be able to print or copy.

Downloading to computer: E-books from Dawson can be downloaded of a maximum 7 day. It requires Adobe Reader and online access every time you want to open the book since the access rights has to be verified against Dawsoneras server. 

Note! If you are using Chrome as web browser you might have problems downloading e-books from Dawson.
Either choose another web browser or save the pdf on you computer before opening it.
If you choose to open the pdf straight away through Chrome you will get a error message saying "failed to load"

Download to mobile device/iPad: 

If you are experiencing other problems please look at Dawsonera's supportpage for further help.


Ebook Central

This collection holds a large number of e-books within several subjects. Only students and staff have access to this collection.

Printing: Maximum 20% of a book

Downloading: 1-7 days

Downloading to computer: Adobe Digital Editions is required. You also need to create an account on the Adobe website.

Download to mobile device/iPad: Bluefire Reader or any other reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions is required. 

Ebook Central requires log in even on computers on Campus and only accepts student and employee login.


Ebrary Nordic Collection

Books from, and about, the Nordic Region in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish in several disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, education, nursing, design, engineering and computer science. You can create bookmarks, add comments and underline text in the books and save them to your own bookshelf in Ebrary

Printing: maximum of twenty pages at a time and forty pages per session. This can vary from title to title.

Downloading: The whole book for 14 days or individual chapters with no restrictions.

Downloading to computer: Adobe Digital Editions is required. You also need to create an account on the Adobe website.

Download to mobile device/iPad: Bluefire Reader or any reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions is required. You also need to create accounts with Ebrary and Adobe. Ebrary also has its own app for iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. (This app also requires you to create accounts on Ebrary and Adobe).

Follow the manual from Ebrary to connect your Adobe account and the app.


Ebsco's eBook Collection

With Ebsco we have a collection that contains more than a 100 000 titles within almost all areas, and a smaller collection with mainly older books in the social sciences.
You can create bookmarks, add comments and underline text in the books and save them to your own bookshelf in My EbscoHost if you set up your own user account.

Printing: Maximum 60 pages at a time per session.

 Downloading to computer: Adobe Digital Editions is required. You also need an Adobe Reader account as well as you own EbscoHost account.

Ebsco's eBooks User Guide

 Download to mobile device/Ipad: Download the EBSCO eBooks app from Google Play or iTunes.
Authorize your device with Adobe. Find your library and sign in to access their collection.
Search and browse to find the titles you're interested in.
Download an EBSCO eBook by clicking on the "Download" link on the search result page or from within the detailed record.
Select your preferred checkout period and click "Checkout & Download"
The title automatically opens in the EBSCO eBooks app.

Ebsco eBooks Quick start guide to the app.

Some of the older books have a limited number of simultaneous user (1) and can only be read online.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

This collection provides access to electronic reference works in subjects such as history of art, biographies, education, environmental science, law, history, medicine, multicultural studies and engineering.

Printing: Unlimited.

Downloading: Most articles can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (for both PC and mobile devices).


JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to books within the subjects: Language & Literature, Sociology and Political Science.

Printing: Books have unlimited chapter printing and downloading, and allow for unlimited concurrent users.

Downloading: Adobe Flash Player is required to view the chapters online. Note that if a user doesn’t have Flash installed, they won’t be able to view the chapters in their browser, but they can still download the PDF. Chapters can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (for both PC and mobile devices).


Karger

Karger includes book series in medicine and odontology, for example, Pain and Headache, Monographs in Oral Science, Current Problems in Dermatology and World Review of Nutrition and Diatics.

Printing: Individual chapters.

Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (for both PC and mobile devices).


Oxford Reference Online 

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias in a large variety of subjects. You can search the whole database or within a specific title.

Printing: Individual entries.

Downloading: Entries can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (only for PC. Not currently available for mobile devices).


Oxford Scholarship Online

E-books in most subjects, with an emphasis on the social sciences.

Printing: Individual chapters.

Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (only for PC. Not currently available for mobile devices).


Sage Knowledge

Sage Knowledge holds reference works within a variety of subjects such as education, sociology, international relations, research methodology.

Printing: maximum 10 % of a book. 

Downloading to computer: Can be downloaded as a ordinary PDF file without restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read the file.

Download to mobile device/iPad: not possible.


SpringerLink

This is a database holding both e-books and e-journals in a wide range of disciplines, with an emphasis on science and engineering. Malmö University’s section of SpringerLink consists of approximately 500 e-journals and 5000 e-books in architecture and engineering.

Printing: Individual chapters.

Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded as ordinary PDF files without any restriction. Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required to read them (for both PC and mobile devices).


Thieme

Thieme holds e-books with a focus on medicine and odontology. Many of these are colour atlases, containing a large amount of picture material. Other topics include neurosurgery, radiology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, speech and hearing, alternative and complementary medicine and chemistry.

Printing: Individual chapters.

Downloading to computer/e-book reader: Can be downloaded using a specific program, iOffline, available on their website.

Download to mobile device/iPad: Not available.

Last updated by Maria Brandström