E-books

How to find and use electronic books from the JHU library.

E-book Collections (C through G)

C - G

(You can find individual e-books in the catalog)

 

NAME OF E-BOOK
COLLECTION
VENDOR CAN I
DOWNLOAD?
CAN I
PRINT/COPY?
CAN I MAKE NOTES? IMPORTANT!

Cambridge Companions Online

Cambridge Univ. Press Download permissions may vary from volume to volume Usually, print or copy 1 chapter or up to 5% of book's pages, whichever is more.  

PDF collections of Cambridge U. Press books in literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and music.

Cambridge Histories Online Cambridge Univ. Press Download permissions may vary from volume to volume  Usually, print or copy 1 chapter or up to 5% of book's pages, whichever is more.  

Here's the FAQ

If a book published this year is not in the catalog, search the publisher site itself.

ClinicalKey Elsevier Yes (must register for free account) Yes  

If a book published this year is not in the catalog, search the publisher site itself

CRCnetBASE (chem, materials, stats, etc.) CRC 100%, chapter by chapter Yes, 100%, chapter by chapter You can add notes to the PDF files, but this requires the full version of Adobe Acrobat.

You can also use note-taking  software such as OneNote.
If a book published this year is not in the catalog, search the publisher site itself
CogNet - SEE MIT CogNet          
Current Protocols - SEE Wiley-Blackwell Current Protocols          
de Gruyter   100%, chapter by chapter (under the Table of Contents, choose EPUB to download the whole book at once) 100%, chapter by chapter (printed material for use only by JHU affiliates) Use Adobe Pro on the PDF's  
DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) Library (Also called PsychiatryOnline) American Psychiatric Publishing No Yes, 100%  

Must do free registration to print or e-mail chapters. Recipient(s) get a link that's good for 72 hours). 

If a book published this year is not in the catalog, search the publisher site itself

EBL (see ProQuest Ebook Central)        

 

E-book Collection (EBSCO; formerly "NetLibrary") EBSCO [platform with books from many publishers] 1) You must create a free account and sign in whenever you want to download. (2) Some publishers only allow reading online and not downloading. (3) FAQs on the left to help. Differs by publisher. (Help for printing/saving e-books pages as PDF.)   (1) Each book can only be used by 1 person at a time! If the book is already checked out, note will say "this book is in use." (2) On laptops and computers, free ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) software is required. For iPad or Android, use free Bluefire app from iTunes. Kindle instructions here. (3) You CAN return a book early. Here is how to do this through ADE, and here is how to do it through Bluefire. (4) Different publishers give different loan periods.
Foundations and Trends now publishers Yes, 100% Yes, 100% No

These are book series in topics including communications, computer vision, human-computer interaction, machine learning, robotics, and signal processing

Gale Virtual Reference Library
(GVRL)

Gale Yes, 100%, article by article Yes, 100%, article by article Yes -- on the right, choose "Download," and choose "Google Drive."
  • Page numbers are within the pages and are the same as the print
  • Audio -- Use "Download MP3" (on the right) to have it read to you
  • Translate -- Use "Translate article" (on the right) to change it to another language. [Note: this takes a minute to do]
 
NAME OF E-BOOK COLLECTION VENDOR CAN I DOWNLOAD? CAN I PRINT/COPY? CAN I MAKE NOTES? IMPORTANT!