MAJOR E-BOOK COLLECTIONS at UNT
Below is an alphabetical list of the major publishers and providers of e-books available at UNT. You can read details on the main focus of specialized e-book collections. Platform specifics are also provided, as well as tutorials on how to navigate within proprietary e-book readers, where applicable. Click on the letter tab above or provider name below to go to detailed information.
CQ Press Political Reference Suite
Early English Books Online
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Morgan & Claypool
Oxford Reference Online
Safari Tech Books Online
Taylor & Francis
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E-BOOKS at UNT
This guide has information to help you search for and find e-books at UNT, as well as download and print e-book pages. It also has information about e-reader software, uploading e-books to your device of choice, and how to cite e-books.
About 1/2 million e-book titles are available in the UNT catalog and more are added on a daily basis.
You can read UNT's e-books on most devices, such as: computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. The number of pages that can be printed, copied, or downloaded vary depending on the e-book platform.
Q - What is an e-book?
A - An e-book (also known as an electronic book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text and images (or both), readable via computer or other electronic device.
Q - Why isn't the book I want in e-book format?
A - Many publishers do not publish e-book versions at the same time as the print book version—many times there's a delay of 3 to 6 months after the print publication before an e-book version is available. Also, even though a publisher may sell an e-book version to individuals, they may not offer that e-book title for sale to academic libraries. Lastly, publishers often charge a much higher price to academic libraries, since there's a potential for much higher usage—these prices vary depending on the publisher or platform, and can be as much as 500% more than the price charged to an individual. Because of budget restrictions, UNT may not be able to acquire the title cost effectively or in a timely manner in e-book format.
Adobe Digital Editions
What is Adobe Digital Editions?
In order to download full titles to your laptop, computer or handheld device, you will need to create a free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) account by simply going to adobe.com, and providing a username and password of your choice.
With ADE, you may download up to 10 titles at a time and have off-line access to your downloaded titles for up to 14 days. You may return a full title download early and within your ADE account you may also do the following:
- Take notes
- Show facing pages
- Transfer titles to handheld devices