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e1000681

Authors as Published

  • Administration
  • Cancer
  • Communicable diseases
  • Emergency medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • History of medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical informatics
  • Psychiatry & mental health
  • Public health
  • Toxicology

Publishers

    ebrary
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Contents of this resource available through Summon

ebrary

The Virginia Tech Libraries subscribe to both individual ebooks (about 100 titles) and the medical package (over 2400 titles) from ebrary. ebrary ebooks require using an ebrary reader: the QuickView Reader, the ebrary Plug-in Reader, and the ebrary Unity Reader. The first works in any browser, the later two require download and installation. This search form retrieves only ebooks in our subscription; all of these ebooks are also cataloged in Addison.

QuickView runs within your web browser and works with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. You can use QuickView to

  • Read a document
  • Navigate to your search results
  • Search within a document
  • Add the document to your bookshelf

QuickView is a tool for viewing documents quickly. You cannot use it to print or copy pages, highlight text, save notes, or access the features of the ebrary InfoTools -all available with the other ebrary Readers.

The ebrary Plug-in Reader runs within your web browser as a browser plug-in that you download and install. It works with the current Windows and Mac browsers. With the ebrary Reader, you can

  • Read a document
  • Navigate to your search results
  • Search within a document
  • Add the document to your bookshelf
  • Print and copy pages
  • Highlight text
  • Create and edit notes
  • Use the features of the ebrary InfoTools

The ebrary Unity Reader runs outside of your web browser as a separate application that you download and install. It works with most of the recent Windows and Linux browsers. If you are using Mac OS X, you must use the ebrary Plug-in Reader. With the ebrary Unity Reader, you can

  • Read a document
  • Navigate to your search results
  • Search within a document
  • Add the document to your bookshelf
  • Print and copy pages
  • Highlight text
  • Create and edit notes
  • Use the features of ebrary InfoTools
  • Use accessibility features, including text-to-speech

Rights

Downloadable?

Downloading chapters, page ranges, or entire ebooks require you to sign in to your personal ebrary profile. You can create one online.

You may create image PDFs of specific chapters and page ranges that have no rights restrictions and do not expire.

You can also download up to 10 entire ebooks at a time. Downloads expire in 7 days.

Digital Rights Management

Downloaded ebooks require Adobe Digital Editions.

License

  • Concurrent users:  
  • Permissions:  
  • Restrictions:  
  • ILL:  
  • Authorized users:  
  • Resource advisory:  

Coverage

Any Adobe Digital Editions compatible device, including iOS, Android, Nook, and Sony Reader. (Individual pages saved as PDFs can be read on Kindles.) ebrary offers an iOS app and soon will have an Android app.

Publisher

  • Full-text indexing in Summon
  • Title-level linking through Get VText

Date

September 13, 2010


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licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal Sign In to access.
freely accessible database Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
Screencast tutorial available Screencast tutorial available, icon linked to list.
Contents in summon Contents of this database are in Summon.
get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
Digital Rights Management Digital Rights Management system in place
Digital Rights Management No Digital Rights Management system in place
Copyable Able to be copied
Printable Able to be printed
Digital Rights Management Downloadable
gold open access - publishing Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.
get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.

Many of our ebooks are available as PDFs and this format is supported by many ebook readers. Here's a chart listing the capabilities of several major e-reader devices. Some of our downloadable ebooks use Abobe Digital Editions to set expiration periods; here's a list of compatible devices.We do not provide support for loading ebooks onto your device.

We recommend these apps for reading most of our downloadable ebooks:

Looking for help with your ereader? Here's some books from our collection:

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WARNING: The abuse of Virginia Tech licensed online resources by such means as systematic downloading violates the university's acceptable use policy, jeopardizes Tech's future access to resources, and is prohibited.
 
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