This guide is designed to answer specific questions on our ebook databases and device operability. Such as, "How will my iPad function with Healey ebook collections? Can I download an ebook or PDF chapters?"
Each tab will provide step-by-step instructions on viewing, downloading PDF or full-text, printing, annotations and software needed for specific devices.
There are three places to search for ebooks at the Healey Library.
1. The Healey Library Catalog is the best place to search for ebooks. The catalog contains accurate records of all the library's ebooks. You can search the catalog by title, author, subject or keyword.
3. You can find ebooks through WorldCat but you must limit your search to UMass Boston.
Search for your topic or book then select eBook under Books on the left side of the screen.
NOTE: You cannot access or borrow ebooks from other libraries.
If you are off campus, when you click on the link to an ebook you will be prompted to enter your last name and barcode.
*The first two databases on the list below, Ebook Central and EBSCO eBook Collection carry the largest ebook collections.
|Databases||PDF format||Download Chapters||Download E-book||Printing||Loan period||Option to return ebook early after downloading||Access to ebook when in use by other users||Retain Notes in accounts|
|Ebook Central||yes||yes||yes||print range will vary according to individual ebook||ebrary has two loan periods: 7 day or 14 day loan||From Adobe Digital Editions, the option does exist to return the ebook early||
Ebook Central, makes it possible for other users to read and make notes on the ebook that has downloaded. Exceptions apply only to titles with limited availability (one user- one copy)
|To add notes or highlight text from an ebook, open your account and make the annotations and highlights. The notes are saved to your Bookshelf account.|
|EBSCO eBook Collection||yes||yes||yes||print range will vary according to individual ebook||EBSCO loan periods vary according to individual ebook titles||From Adobe Digital Editions you can return a title early. Be sure to be in the Library view, right click on the title to return the book.||EBSCO, makes it possible for other users to read and make notes on the ebook that has downloaded. Exceptions apply only to titles with limited availability (one user- one copy)||In your EBSCO account you can add notes to the ebook. The notes are then accessible from the Folder tab.|
|APA E-book Collection||yes||yes||no||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Cambridge Collections Online||yes||yes||no||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online||yes||yes||no||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Credo Reference||yes||individual entries||no||individual entries||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Early English Books Online (EEBO)||yes||download current page only as PDF or TIFF file||no||current page||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Eighteenth Century Collections Online||yes||single page, multiple pages or entire books (limit 250 pages)||yes when available (limit 250 pages)||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Loeb Classical Library||no||no||no||yes, selections||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Sage Research Methods||no||yes||no||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Springer Ebook Collection||yes||yes||yes||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|World Bank eLibrary||yes||yes||yes||yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|