Read e-books

tekijä: Eeva Marjatta Koponen Viimeisin muutos keskiviikko 31. toukokuuta 2017, 10.17

Finding e-books in JYKDOK

  • Single e-books can be found in JYKDOK in the same way as printed books. Search for the title of the book and/or the author.

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  • You can also access e-book collections to search and browse for content. To find a certain e-book collection, search with name of the collection, for example "ebrary".
  • For a list of all e-book collections, use the drop-down menu to change the material type to Databases, and search for "e-books". Link to the list.

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Summary of instructions on three e-book collections

 

Ebook Central 

Ebsco eBook Collection

Dawsonera

Collection description: Ebook Central  includes more than 120 000 electronic books in several subjects areas. Ebsco's Academic Collection includes more than 120 000 electronic books in several subjects areas. Dawsonera includes more than 1000 electronic books in several subjects areas.
What do I need to read e-books online?
All you need is a PC or a hand held device with an up-to-date web browser. All you need is a PC or a hand held device with an up-to-date web browser. All you need is a PC or a hand held device with an up-to-date web browser and Adobe Reader 7 (or newer).
Can I access e-books from my home? Staff and students of the University of Jyväskylä can use their university user name to remote access e-book collections. Staff and students of the University of Jyväskylä can use their university user name to remote access e-book collections. Staff and students of the University of Jyväskylä can use their university user name to remote access e-book collections.
Can I download e-books onto my PC and read them offline?

E-books can be downloaded to a PC with Adobe Digital Editions software. E-books can also be saved to a memory stick in .acsm -file format and opened later in ADE -software.

Downloading e-books requires a separate (free) account for ebrary.

E-books can be downloaded to a PC with Adobe Digital Editions software. E-books can also be saved to a memory stick in .acsm -file format and opened later in ADE -software.

Downloading e-books requires a separate (free) account for EBSCOhost.

E-books can be downloaded to a PC with Adobe Reader software. E-books can also be saved to a memory stick in .pdf -file format and opened later in Adobe Reader.
Compatible reading devices and tablets

iPad, Android

iPad, Android iPad, Android
Loan period for downloaded e-books

7-14 days

1-7 days 1-3 days

Can I print out parts of a book?

You can usually print out limited parts of a book. Printing can be done through both the online collection interface and Adobe Digital Editions. You can usually print out limited parts of a book. Printing can be done through both the online collection interface and Adobe Digital Editions. You can usually print out limited parts of a book. Printing can be done through the online collection interface.
How can I link to e-books in JYKDOK
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