Uppsala University Library

E-books

Uppsala University Library purchases and subscribes to approximately 400 000 e-books. The books are purchased from various publishers which all have their own platforms with different ways of displaying the e-books. There are different rules for using and “borrowing” the books, so it is advisable to check the terms and conditions that apply to the various e-book collections. 

You can search among most of the e-books using the Library’s search tool. By ticking Fulltext and Book/E-book in the menu on the left, you can limit your search so that the hit list only contains e-book titles which you as a user at Uppsala University have access to. The best way to find what you are looking for is to search on the author’s name or words from the title, but in many cases you can also search on words from the book’s content.

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E-books

AccessMedicine (70 titles)
Medical reference works, including Harrison's Online, Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacology and Lange Educational Library. Also contains images, videos and diagnostic tests. Updated daily.

Copying/printing: Text and images may be printed for your own use or for use in teaching. Printing allowance is one chapter per session. 
Downloading: No
Simultaneous user access: 3 simultaneous users per title.


Cambridge books online (15 000 titles)
E-books on all subjects from Cambridge University Press. Note that titles classed as “Textbooks” are not included.

Copying/printing: Chapters may be printed and copied.
Downloading: Chapters may be downloaded to a computer as PDF files.


Cambridge Histories Online  (250 titles)
A compendium of historical reference works and textbooks in many subject areas, including art, science and languages. The titles are organised by subject, which makes it easy to search through a number of areas of historical interest. The resource contains many bibliographic references and other search functions useful for historical research. Contains more than 250 titles from the 1960s up until 2014.

Copying/printingThe rules on copying and printing may vary among the titles in the collection. The general rule is max. 5% or one chapter per title, whichever is the greater.
Downloading: The rules for downloading may vary among the titles in the collection. The general rule is max. 5% or one chapter per title, whichever is the greater. Chapters can be downloaded as PDF files.


Dawsonera
Platform with titles from various publishers from which Uppsala University Library purchases individual titles.

Copying/printing: Copying and printing allowance is 5% per title. Copying and printing can only be done from the online Reader, not from a downloaded book. 
Downloading: Titles may be downloaded as PDF files which expire after one day, and can also be read on e-readers. Downloading requires Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader.


Early European Books. Collection 1. Royal Library, Copenhagen
Early European Books is a collection of electronically scanned facsimiles of early European literature, with the focus on European literature printed before 1700. The works are scanned in their entirety. This first collection contains scanned books from Det Kongelige bibliotek (Royal Library) in Copenhagen, including their copies of Tycho Brahe’s works.


Early European Books. Collection 2. National Central Library of Florence
Early European Books is a collection of electronically scanned facsimiles of early European literature, with the focus on European literature printed before 1700. The works are scanned in their entirety. This second collection contains scanned books from the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Central Library of Florence).


Ebook Central (ca 140 000 titles)
English-language books in many different subject areas, for example economics, the humanities, education, the natural sciences and medicine. E-books from Ebrary is now part of this collection

Copying/printing: Copying of text is normally limited to 20% of a title and the default printing allowance is 40%, unless the publisher of a specific title has other limitations. Similar restrictions apply when you read ebooks offline 
Downloading: Most titles may be downloaded and “borrowed” for 21 days before they expire, but some e-books may only be downloaded for 24 hours. For reading online, users only need to have access to a browser on their device. No plug-ins are needed. For downloading to a computer or laptop for offline access users need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. For downloading to a tablet or phone for offline access, users need to have Bluefire Reader installed.
Other: The content of Ebook Central changes occasionally. More information about Ebook Central


EBSCOhost eBook Collection  (1700 titles)
E-books in sociology, political science, economics, law, library and information science, informatics, media and communication science, statistics and social work. This resource was formerly named NetLibrary.


ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online  (150 000 titles)
English-language books printed in Great Britain in the 18th century. The collection also includes important works printed in North America. All books are in full text. To cross-search with Early English Books Online (EEBO), use EEBO.

Copying/printing: Printing allowance is up to 250 pages in one session. Using images from ECCO in your own material is very limited and requires approval.
DownloadingYou can download ut to 250 pages at a time in pdf format.


EEBO - Early English Books Online, 1475-1700  (100 000 titles)
Books in the English language printed between 1475 and 1700 in full text. Everything from the first printed book in English to Shakespeare. A huge source of historical material in literature, history, science, music, etc. Cross-searches can be done with Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). The titles may be downloaded and printed.

Copying/printing: Whole titles may be printed.
Downloading: Whole titles may be downloaded to a computer as PDF files. They can also be transferred to, for example, an e-reader.


Elsevier eLibrary
Collection of e-books on medicine and pharmacy, including course books.

Copying/printing: Print up to 5% of an ebook within a 24 hour period.
Downloading: Possible to download books and read offline. You need to install iPublishCentral Reader on your computer/device. A book can be used for a week, and then downloaded again if needed. Unlimited number of downloads.


Gale Virtual Reference Library (8 titles)
Reference library covering numerous areas: Endangered Species, Environmental Encyclopedia, Pollution A to Z, Water: Science and Issues, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Encyclopaedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Religion, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.

Copying/printing: No limits on printing articles. Articles from certain titles may be recorded as audio files and downloaded as MP3 files.
Downloading: Documents may be downloaded in either HTML format, or PDF format. Regardless of which format you use, images cannot be downloaded, but in HTML files a link may be created to the original document.


IEEE explore Digital library (1200 titles)
E-books from Wiley and MIT Press in computer science and engineering subjects.

Copying/printing: Chapters may be copied and printed.
Downloading: Chapters may be downloaded in PDF format.


IMF eLibrary
All books, reports, periodicals and statistical databases published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Copying/printing: You can print our chapters or whole books and articles.
DownloadingTitles may be downloaded in thw following formats: pdf, ePub, MOBI.


Knovel  (1850 titles)
Full text reference works and handbooks mostly in engineering, technology, chemistry and materials science from many different publishers. All the books may be searched simultaneously and all content is interactive. The existing graphs and tables in the books are workable and can be exported to other programs.

Copying/printingMax. 10% or 25 pages may be printed.
Downloading: Chapters can be downloaded in pdf format.


Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5700 titles)
Scientific series in computer science and information technology.

Copying/printingNo limits on copying or printing individual pages or chapters. 
Downloading: Chapters may be downloaded in HTML or ePub format.


Lecture Notes in Mathematics (2050 titles)
Scientific series in mathematics, covering the years 1964-2013.

Copying/printingNo limits on copying or printing individual pages or chapters. 
Downloading: Chapters may be downloaded in HTML or ePub format.


Legal Classics Library (1400 titles)
Older classic works in legal and associated subject areas.

Copying/printing: No limits on copying or printing individual pages or chapters. 
Downloading: Articles can also be downloaded as PDF or text.


MedicinesComplete (12 titles)
Reference works providing evidence-based information on more than 10 000 drugs, poisons, interactions and herbal medicines. Includes Martindale, among others.

Copying/printing: Whole titles may be printed for your own use.
Downloading: No, titles cannot be downloaded and saved on your own computer.
Simultaneous user access: 2 simultaneous users per title.


Nationalencyklopedin (1 title)
Major Swedish encyclopaedia.

Copying/printing: Entire articles may be printed for your own use. 
Downloading: No, articles may not be downloaded and saved on your own computer.


Oxford English Dictionary (1 title)

A unique source of academic information about the meaning, origin and pronunciation of both old and new words in the English language.

Copying/printingWhole articles may be printed. 
Downloading: Articles may be saved on the website if you create a personal account.
Other: Articles may be e-mailed (also to non-subscribers; the article is free to use for 3 days).


Oxford Reference Online - The Premium Collection  (175 titles)
Cross-searchable database of reference books from Oxford University Press covering all subject areas. Also contains more than 20 000 quotations from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Copying/printing: Whole articles may be printed. 
Downloading: No, articles may not be downloaded, but the text may be saved on the website if you create a personal account.


Oxford Scholarship Online (8100 titles)
Titles in many different subject areas, such as art, economics, physics and public health.

Copying/printing: Printing allowance is up to 5% of the content or one chapter per title, whichever is the greater. 
Downloading: You can download chapters and save them on your computer.
Simultaneous user access: Limited number of simultaneous users.


PsycBooks  (1800 titles)
Titles and chapters on psychology, including the Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Copying/printing: No limits on printing titles chapter by chapter. 
Downloading: Chapters may also be downloaded as pdf.


Royal Society of Chemistry e-books 1968-2013
All the titles published by the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1968 to 2013.


Safari books online (100 titles)
Titles in computer science and games design. NB: Max. five simultaneous users.

Copying/printingTitles may be printed in small sections.
Downloading: No
Simultaneous user access: 2 simultaneous users per title.


Sage e-reference (15 titles)
Reference works and specialised encyclopaedias in psychology, medicine and social sciences.

Copying/printingArticles may be printed.
Downloading: Articles and chapters can be downloaded in pdf format.


SPIE ebooks (200 titles)
Titles on optics and photonics. Monographs, reference works and guides.

Copying/printingChapters may be printed.
Downloading: Chapters may be downloaded in PDF format.


Springer e-books 2005-2016 (47 000 titles)
English-language titles published by Springer between 2005 and 2016. No limits on printing, copying and downloading.

We also have access to:

Copying/printingWhole titles may be printed or chapter by chapter. 
Downloading: Whole titles may be downloaded or chapter by chapter in pdf och ePub format.


Springer Protocols  (16 000 titles)
16 000 full text protocols from, among others, Methods in molecular biology and Methods in molecular medicine. The resource also contains a large number of Laboratory Handbooks and Springer Laboratory Manuals.

Copying/printingProtocols may be printed.
Downloading: Protocols may be downloaded in PDF format.


Synthesis (475 titles)
Titles on computer science and engineering subjects. Short e-books, known as lectures, which summarise the research in a particular area. Easy to read but also with greater depth and analysis than an article in a periodical.

Copying/printing: Whole lectures may be printed.
Downloading: Whole lectures may be downloaded.
Other: Interlibrary loans are allowed.


Thieme Ebook Library (64 titles)
Textbooks and atlases, Flexibooks, in both basic and clinical medicine. The books can be downloaded to your own computer (the reader program iOffline may be downloaded from the platform).

Copying/printing: No
Downloading: Titles may be downloaded (first download the reader programme iPublishCentral/iOffline from the platform).


World Bank eLibrary (5000 titles)
The World Bank’s publications in full text.

Copying/printingWhole titles or chapters may be printed.
Downloading: Whole titles may be downloaded as PDF or ePub-files. Chapters can be downloaded in pdf-format.