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Università della Svizzera italiana Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano

Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano



E-books online

Books marked by the X code are online e-books (es.: BUL X 658.45 ARG DIG).

Only USI members can access e-books (direct access on campus, via NetID from off campus – see Remote access to library online resources).

 

Identify e-books in LibriPlus search results

Distinctive elements of an e-book in LibriPlus

Location of an e-book in LibriPlus

 

 

E-books are currently available from three platforms with different rights and options: ProQuest ebrary, EBL and EBSCO.

EBL

EBL is the only platform that allows for simultaneous access by multiple users.

The EBL platform allows to:

  • read online
  • download (check out) the book in order to read it offline on different tools for a period of 1-7 seven days - you must have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed on
  • copy portions of the book
  • print portions of the book (print and download limits vary according to publishes’ restrictions)

See detailed instructions

 

ProQuest ebrary

The ProQuest Ebrary platform allows to:

  • read online
  • copy portions of the book
  • download and print portions of the book (print and download limits vary according to publishes’ restrictions)

See detailed instructions

 

EBSCO

The EBSCO platform allows to:

  • read online
  • download (check out) a book in order to read it offline on different tools for a period of 1-10 seven days - you must have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed on
  • return a book early, using Adobe Digital Editions, to make it available to other users
  • line up when a book is being viewed by another user and be notified when the book becomes available
  • copy portions of the book
  • print portions of the book (print and download limits vary according to publishes’ restrictions)

See detailed instructions

 


 

EBL platform:

  1. after searching LibriPlus, click on “Online acces via SFX
  2. click on “Read Online” to access the book
  3. click on “Download” to download or check out the book - you must have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed on

EBL platform

 

 

ProQuest ebrary platform:

  1. after searching LibriPlus, click on “Online acces via SFX
  2. click on “Read Online” to access the book; the "Full Download" option is currently unavailable

ProQuest ebrary platform

 

 

EBSCO platform:

  1. after searching LibriPlus, click on “Online access via SFX
  2. click on “PDF Full Text” to access the book
  3. click on “Download This eBook (Offline)” to download the book. Sign in to your EBSCOHost account(1)  and choose the checkout length - you must have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed on
  4. if a book is being viewed by another user you can be notified via email when it becomes available

EBSCO platform

 


(1): A EBSCOhost personal account can be created at no cost and is unrelated to Library and University services