Reed’s library owns or subscribes to thousands of ebooks from a variety of publishers and content providers.
Some ebooks are available for download to a tablet or other personal device, while others are more easily viewed on a computer or laptop. Here are some of the ebook providers you may encounter as you discover ebooks through the Reed library catalog:
ProQuest Ebook Central
Ebook Central provides access to thousands of multidisciplinary titles from leading academic publishers. Reed owns many of these titles and subscribes to others. Allowances for printing, copying, and downloading pages will vary by title, and will be listed on the title details page for each ebook.
Use your regular Kerberos username and password to sign in to Ebook Central. When signed in and reading an Ebook Central title online, you can highlight, bookmark, and make notes. These annotations will be saved for the next time you sign in and access the title online. If you try to annotate an ebook without signing in first, you will be prompted to do so.
Downloading ebooks from ProQuest Ebook Central:
To successfully download Ebook Central titles to your laptop or tablet, you will first be prompted to sign in to Ebook Central. You will then be prompted to install Adobe Digital Editions. Please ensure you have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed: https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html.
Once you've downloaded an Ebook Central title, you may transfer it to ebook readers and mobile devices that support Adobe Digital Editions. You can check if your device supports Adobe Digital Editions here: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices.
You may download Ebook Central titles directly to your iPad or iPhone using the free Bluefire app: http://www.bluefirereader.com/. Please note, to download titles to Bluefire, you are still required to have an Adobe Digital Editions account.
Checkout periods for downloadable Ebook Central titles will be between 7 and 21 days. You can also download most individual chapters as PDFs. Notes, highlights, and bookmarks made on downloaded titles will not be saved once the download period has expired.
EBSCO provides access to multidisciplinary titles from leading academic publishers. Some older EBSCO ebooks only allow single-user access. Allowances for printing, copying, and downloading will vary by title.
Ebook content from Springer, a major scientific publisher, from 2005 to the present. You can download and print chapters or full books in PDF format with no restrictions.
Ebook titles on the JSTOR platform in a variety of subject areas. You can download chapters in PDF format with no restrictions. Copy and paste is allowed.
Electronic reference books in a variety of subject areas. You can download and print full books with no restrictions.
Ebooks and handbooks focusing on research design and methods in the social sciences.
You may also find ebooks from the following publishers and platforms, all of which are available to download with no restrictions: Cambridge University Press, Elsevier ScienceDirect, and University Press Ebooks.