Terms of use of e-books

Before reading, printing or downloading an e-book you will have to know what terms of use the different publishers and providers have. The terms can vary considerably.

Providers and publishers

The e-books are for private use or for teaching and research purposes only, if nothing else is stated.

Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli

  • Printing: Occasional chapters.
  • Downloading: Entire e-books.

Books@Ovid

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.

Brill Online Reference Works

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.

CABI ebooks Leasure tourism

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Note: Four simultaneous users.

Cambridge Books Online

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters.
  • Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded as pdf files without any restrictions. You need Adobe Reader or another pdf reader to download and read the e-books.

Cambridge Histories Online

  • Printing and copying: The terms for printing vary between different collections. Generally you are allowed to print or copy an occasional chapter or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.
  • Downloading: The terms for downloading vary between different collections. Generally you are allowed to download an occasional chapter or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.

Dawsonera

  • Printing or copying: 5 % of the e-book's content can be printed if you read it online, but only one page at a time. Printing and copying of a downloaded book is not possible. You have to create a Dawsonera user account to be able to print or copy.
  • Downloading: You can download the e-books for maximum 3 days. You need Adobe Reader or Bluefire Reader to be able to download an e-book and an internet connection each time you want to open the e-book, since the rights to the e-book has to be confirmed with the Dawsonera server.
  • Note: You always have to log in with your GU account to access e-books from Dawsonera, even if you are within the University of Gothenburg network. If you are using Chrome as a browser there may be problems when downloading Dawsonera e-books. Either choose a different browser or save the pdf file on your computer before opening it.

De Gruyter Online

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

  • Printing and copying: Entire e-books, except works containing copyrighted texts. These texts are not for downloading or printing.

Early European Books (EEB)

  • Printing and copying: Entire e-books, except works containing copyrighted texts. These texts are not for downloading or printing.

Ebook Central

  • Printing and copying: Maximum 20 % of an e-book.
  • Downloading: 1-3 days.
  • Downloading to a computer: Download Adobe Digital Editions and create your own Adobe user account.
  • Downloading to a smart phone or tablet: Download Bluefire Reader or another reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Note: You always have to log in with your GU account to access e-books from Ebook Central, even if you are within the University of Gothenburg network.

EBSCO eBook Collection

  • Printing: Maximum 60 pages per session.
  • Downloading to a computer: Download Adobe Digital Editions and create your own Adobe and EbscoHost user accounts.
  • Downloading to a smart phone or tablet: Download EBSCO eBooks.
  • Note: The terms for number of simultaneous users vary between one or three simultaneous users, or an unlimited amount of simultaneous users.

Elsevier eLibrary

  • Printing and copying: Up to 5 % of an e-book within a 24 hour period.

Elsevier/Science Direct

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles. Private use only.
  • Downloading: The e-books are available in pdf. Each chapter is a pdf in itself and can be read on the screen or downloaded.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software.

Emerald eBook Series

  • Printing: Occasional chapters.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Downloading: A number of articles are downloadable as regular pdf files without any restrictions. Adobe Reader or another pdf reader is needed for reading.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software. You can listen to the article or download it as an MP3 file.

IMF e-Library

  • Printing: Chapters, entire e-books and articles.
  • Downloading: The e-books are downloadable in following formats: pdf, ePub, MOBI.

Loeb Classical Library

  • Printing and copying: Parts of the material.

The Making of the Modern World (Gale)

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters.

OECDiLibrary

  • Printing and copying: Entire e-books.
  • Downloading: Entire e-books.
  • Note: You are able to include excerpts from OECD publications, databases and multi media products in your own document, presentation, blog, website or teaching material. You are always required to state the correct source.

Oxford English Dictionary

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Downloading: You can download and save articles if you create your own user account.

Oxford Handbooks Online

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software.

Oxford Reference Online

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters.
  • Downloading: You can download and save articles if you create your own user account.

Oxford Scholarship Online

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters or maximum 5 % of an entire e-book.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software. Six simultaneous users allowed.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters, maximum 1 % of an entire e-book.
  • Downloading: Fulltext only in HTML format, not downloadable.
  • Note: The HTML files work with text-to-speech software.

SAGE Knowledge

  • Printing and copying: Reasonable amount of an e-book allowed.
  • Downloading: Reasonable amount of an e-book allowed.
  • Note: The HTML files work with text-to-speech software.

SAGE Research Methods Online

  • Printing and copying: Reasonable amount of an e-book allowed.
  • Downloading: Reasonable amount of an e-book allowed.
  • Note: The HTML files work with text-to-speech software.

Springer e-books

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software. The HTML files do not work with text-to-speech software.

SpringerProtocols

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters and articles.

Taylor & Francis ebooks

  • Printing and copying: You are allowed to print and copy but only for personal use.
  • Downloading: Books can be downloaded without limitations. Either entire the book or in chapters.
  • Note: E-books with PDF-files larger than 200 MB can not be downloaded, but can be read online without limitations. Gothenburg University Library only have access to a small number of books on the platform.

Thieme Ebook Library

  • Printing and copying: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Downloading: Occasional chapters and articles.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software.

Thieme Teaching Assistant Anatomy

  • Printing and copying: Printing of pictures to include in a presentation, test, or other teaching material is allowed. Although the amount can not exceed 200 copies per presentation. You are required to state the correct source.

Wiley Online Library

  • Printing or copying: Occasional chapters or articles.
  • Note: The pdf files work with text-to-speech software.

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