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Using Ebooks: Ebook Providers

Ebook Providers

You are often able to print or copy pages from an ebook, but the number of pages you will be able to print or copy will be limited by the publisher using DRM (Digital Rights Management). Once these limits are reached, the publisher will not allow you to print or copy any further text.

No matter what printing or copying allowance an ebook provider allows, you still must abide by copyright guidelines.

Access rights for different ebook publishers

Ebook Provider

Number of users

Format

Copying, printing and downloading

Bloomsbury Collections

Unlimited

PDF

  • No copying restrictions (subject to copyright).
  • No printing restrictions (subject to copyright).

Cambridge Core

Some titles restricted to 6 users

PDF

  • Copy and paste one chapter or up to 5% of a title, whichever is the greater.
  • Print one chapter or up to 20% of a title, whichever is greater.
  • Download these titles to any device that is compatible with PDFs.

Dawsonera

Mostly unlimited

DRM-protected PDF

 Ebsco 

Some titles restricted to one user per book. Some titles unlimited.

PDF

  • Copy limited sections when reading online.
  • Download and print limited sections.
  • Ebscohost account required for downloads.
  • Adobe compatible software needed for downloads.

OECD iLibrary

Unlimited

PDF

Palgrave Connect

Unlimited

PDF

  • Copy one chapter per book.
  • Print one chapter per book.
  • Download individual chapters or whole books.
  • Adobe compatible software needed for downloads.
  • Kindle compatible downloads available.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Mostly unlimited

PDF, DRM-protected PDF

  • Copy up to 20% when reading online.
  • Print up to 40% when reading online.
  • Download books or individual chapters.
  • Adobe compatible software needed for downloads.

Sage Knowledge

Unlimited

PDF, html

  • Copy up to 10% of one book.
  • Print up to 10% of one book.
  • Download individual chapters as PDFs.

Taylor & Francis eBooks

Mostly unlimited

PDF

  • No copying restrictions (subject to copyright).
  • No printing restrictions (subject to copyright).
  • Adobe compatible software recommended for downloads.
  • Small number of ebooks have very restricted use: see the Taylor and Francis guide for more information.