E-books Guide: DRM Free Platforms/Providers

General features of DRM free platforms/providers

Reading Online

  • On Campus: No authentication required.
  • Off campus: Requires user to authenticate by putting in their University credentials.
  • No special software required to read online, just a stable internet connection.

Features

  • Can print, save/download unlimited content in PDF format (no special software required).
  • Search within the book when reading online.
  • Can copy citation or export to reference management tools such as Refworks or Endnote 

Unique features & limitations

Gale Virtual Reference Library Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
ICE virtual library Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
JSTOR Search not available when reading online
OECD iLibrary Whole books can be downloaded in PDF format
Ovid Can print sections within a chapter
Can email link
Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
Sage Can print sections within a chapter
Can email link
Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
ScienceDirect
Multiple chapter citations exportable
Multiple chapter downloads available
Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
SPIE eBooks Book chapters can be downloaded in PDF format
Springer Link Whole book or book chapter can be downloaded in PDF format
Export citation available for chapters (click on chapter title to access this feature)
Taylor & Francis
(95% of books are DRM-free)
Whole book can be downloaded/printed
Export book citation only (not chapters) 
Wiley Multiple chapter downloads available
Multiple chapter citations exportable

Please note that the Library has content provided by a variety of other e-book platforms, in some cases only small collections or individual titles, and these platforms may have different, or limited, features.