Library: eBook Collections at UP
As scholarly and reference eBooks become available for academic libraries, we have been adding them to our collection. For popular eBooks, please visit your public library's website to see what they provide. Portland is served by the Multnomah County Public Library.
Search all of our eBooks through the UP-only Catalog or browse by vendor using the tables below.Downloadable eBooks (compatible with Nook, Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android devices)
|Vendor||# of Books||Viewing Online||Downloading to Computer or eReader||Emailing & Printing |
Must login first with UP ID
|10,000+||Books load as one image file in browser for easy scrolling through the entire work. Can switch to PDF and view page by page in EBL interface.||Choose "Read this Book" or "Read Online." Then choose "Download" from the sidebar's tabs.|
Loan period: 1 day or 7 days
File format: PDF, EPUB
iOS & Android
|ebrary||300+||Books load in ebrary Quick View for page by page viewing. Choose the page magnification icon to enlarge the page.||
Create and sign into personal ebrary account before downloading.|
Loan period: up to 7 or 14 days depending on publisher
File format: PDF
iOS & Android
|EBSCO eBook Collection||150+||Books display within Ebsco interface for page by page viewing.||Create and sign into MyEbsco account before downloading.|
Choose "Download this eBook (Offline)"
Loan period: 7 days
File format: PDF, EPUB for some titles
iOS & Android
More info: iPad/iPhone/iPod
For these collections, the entire books are not downloadable. Only individual entries or chapters can be viewed. PDF files can be transferred to eReaders (see instructions below table).
|Vendor||# of Books||Viewing||Emailing & Printing |
|ABC-CLIO||300+ dictionaries, encyclopedias, and some scholarly books||Individual entries or chapters display in web browser only.||Individual entries or book chapters|
|Credo Reference||800+ dictionaries and encyclopedias||Individual entries display in web browser or as PDF.||Individual entries|
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||100+ dictionaries and encyclopedias||Individual entries display in web browser or as PDF.||Individual entries|
|Knovel||1000+ technical and engineering reference books||Book chapters or sections display as PDFs in Knovel's interface.||Chapters or subsections|
|Oxford Reference Online||250+ dictionaries and encyclopedias||Individual entries display in web browser only.||Individual entries|
|Sage eReference||150+ dictionaries and encyclopedias in the social sciences||Individual entries display in web browser or as PDF.||Individual entries|
Transferring PDFs to eReaders
- Apple devices: iBooks: Viewing, syncing, saving, and printing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- Amazon Kindle: Transferring, downloading, and sending files to Kindle
- Barnes & Noble Nook: Search NOOK support pages for help.