Answered By: Anne Marie Gruber
Last Updated: May 25, 2020     Views: 149

Rod Library has ebooks through a variety of databases. Ebook titles will also show up in OneSearch; you can find ebook availability information below each title (Online Access links provided) or limit using options for Books under Source Type and Full Text Online under Availability in the right sidebar.

For detailed instructions for finding and using ebooks, see the instructions linked below.

Key Rod Library ebook collections are listed here in the Databases A to Z list linked on the Rod Library webpage.

Usage limits:

For some ebooks, there is limited usage (ie. one user at a time). Others have unlimited usage for UNI faculty/staff/students. This will be noted in the database record for each ebook.

Most ebooks also have limits for downloading, printing, etc. These limits depend on the publisher and vendor and are not something Rod Library staff can change. Note that UNI Information Technology (IT) limits on-campus printing for students to 40 pages and one copy per document.

Ebooks/chapters for courses:

For Rod Library ebooks used in courses, using the option to read online, either in PDF or in the database viewer (rather than downloading) is preferred. Faculty wishing to use a Rod Library ebook as a course textbook/reading should contact your department's liaison librarian well in advance so we can assist you in determining if library access level will be appropriate for your course, which permalink to use in eLearning, etc.  The list of liaison librarians by department is available here.

Vendor logins to download:

A separate vendor login is not required for reading ebooks online.  A valid CatID & passphrase would be required for initial online access if off-campus. If you do want to download for offline reading, however, creating a vendor login is required. This would be a separate login you create, unrelated to your CatID/passphrase. Rod Library nor UNI tracks vendor logins, so it would be up to you to create & manage it. To download an ebook, you are essentially "checking out" the ebook, which is why a vendor login is required.