Ebook Central is the new resource from ProQuest that integrates ebrary and EBL Ebook Library into a new platform with a new interface and new functionality. Lund University have access to 2398 ebooks (November 2018) on Ebook Central. Ebook availability is displayed at the bottom of each record, Available means that you can access the book. If a book has limited user access and all available copies are in use the status will change to In use. Most of the books have multiple-user access, but a small number of books have a limited number of either 1 or 3 simultaneous user access. To find out if the book has limited access go to the Book detail page by clicking on the icon Table of Content and more on the right-hand side of the record. In the Availability box you will find information about access, number of days for check-out, printing and copying:
Please note that the eBook Central platform has a timeout and if you are idle for 15 minutes your session will timeout automatically and you will see a blank page with this message: "You have been timed out due to inactivity. To continue, please refresh this page." Just reload the page in the web browser to continue reading the book.
The Bookshelf is your personal account that can be used to save downloaded books, recently viewed books, notes and highlights. You need to be signed in to use your Bookshelf, please note that your Student Account or LUCAT-ID cannot be used for this. To create your own Bookshelf click on the link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Information on downloading
Before using Ebook Central for the first time, we recommend that you take a look at the training videos on YouTube.
|Subjects included||All Academic subjects|
|Type of resource||Platform with ebooks in fulltext|
|Fulltext format||PDF, EPUB|
|Accessibility||Via IP address|
|Login authentication required||Yes, you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID both on and off LU-campus.|
|Number of concurrent users||Most of the books have multiple-user access, but a small number of books have a limited number of either 1 or 3 simultaneous user access.|
|Must be borrowed||Yes|
|Number of days for download||Books with an unlimited number of users can be downloaded for 1-3 days. Books with a limited number of users can be downloaded for 1 day. It is not necessary to return an ebook as access will be denied when the number of days you have chosen are over.|
|Download and read offline||Yes, ebooks can be downloaded to tablets and phones and read offline. For more info on downloading, please see General information.|
|Download to a portable device||Yes, for more info please se General information.|
|Copying||Copying is restricted by DRM, you may copy up to 20% of a book.|
|Printing||Printing is restricted by DRM, you may print up to 40% of a book.|
|Text to speech||No, Ebook Central doesn't have an integrated text-to-speech function but the TTS software TorTalk is compatible. You can also use accessibility mode, in which pages of books are presented as text rather than images. If you use a screen reader such as JAWS, NVDA or VoiceOver instructions to turn on accessibility mode are available for reading when you enter the page.|
|Export formats||Citation styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver|
|How do I suggest a purchase||Students and staff: Please contact your faculty library.
Librarians: Se Förvärv av elektroniska resurser för mer info.
|Restrictions||Walk-in users: Due to license agreement terms Ebook Central require a student or staff login (LUCAT/Student ID) via the Central Authentication Service (CAS) even when you are on LU-campus. Because of this, these ebooks are not available for walk-in users.|
|Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån||No, ILL or any distribution of copies in either print or electronic form is not allowed.|
|Text and Data Mining (TDM)|
|Miscellaneous||Watch training videos for Ebook Central on YouTube or check out the ProQuest libguide|