***Please contact your subject librarian directly, or complete the purchase request form, to determine if we gain access to e-versions for materials for your research or teaching. We will make a concerted effort to locate an e-version for you to meet your needs. Please note that we will not in some cases be able to purchase a copy, due to restrictions on institutional purchases or lack of a multi-user license (e.g., Kindle copies from Amazon, publisher restrictions). Textbooks are a particular challenge for libraries to purchase, as these are not available in many cases for institutional purchase by libraries.***
Key E-Book Resources
You can search DiscoverE for our subscribed content to most of these collections or go directly to their platforms. Databases@Emory also contains links to most our e-book collections! Note that once in many of these databases, you may want to limit (usually via a click box) to items that we own.
DOAB aggregates records for Open Access Books so libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books.
Keep in mind that textbooks are difficult for libraries to acquire in digital forms. Rental options, through the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, may be the best option for some students to access textbooks. Also, remember that Wiley, Oxford, Springer, Cambridge and Routledge all produce a variety of handbooks, companions, and surveys which can serve as course texts freely accessible to you and your students. Again, see our e-book guide for more details as to the availability and access to these collections. Consider Open Educational Resource options as well.
Please allow time for the exploration of possible options when preparing your course, so that we can determine what e-book options are available, and how we can maximize use and availability!