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This guide is designed to answer your questions about how to find, access and use e-books at Lund University. It’s meant for students, teachers, researchers and librarians. You will also find information about reading devices, apps and other tech related issues.
To access digital resources at Lund University outside of LU-campus you must use your STiL-ID (students) or Lucat-ID (teachers). Find out more.
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New e-books at Lund University
Information for students & staff: Before you start looking for a publisher and try to find an ebook we advice you to first read the information in Restrictions on access & use of licensed ebooks
Information for librarians: Several publishers have additional, or higher, restrictions for access and use, especially for Interlibrary loan and supply of copies to other libraries. Before providing copies to another library, please check the information for that specific publisher under Publishers and Providers. If you are in any doubt as to what is allowed, please contact Support@library.lu.se
= an aggregated platform (or database) that compiles and provides access to ebooks, e-journals and other digital full text from many different publishers. Well known providers of aggregated platforms and databases are EBSCO and ProQuest.
= an electronic book
a licensed e-book?
= an e-book the university library has purchased or subscribes to.
= a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital books and periodicals.
= a complete mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone and with a touch screen.
= an advanced mobile phone that also can be used as a handheld computer and e-reader.
Adobe Digital Editions?
= an application to manage e-books.
= Digital Rights Management. Technology from Adobe used by publishers to control access to e-books and other electronic content. There are several levels of DRM.
= DRM with no restrictions
= a paper-like screen that allows you to read text and view images without glare from the sun or other bright lights distorting the picture.
= Electronic Publication, an e-book standard.
= a two-dimensional bar code.