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Introduction

A search in the UFV Library catalogue for almost any subject now brings up titles identified as "E-Book on the Internet". These are electronic versions of complete books or documents from a number of different sources, including EBSCOhost, ebrary, Myilibrary, Oxford Reference, Gale Virtual Reference, Sage, Canadian Electronic Library Publishers Collection, and Springerlink.

To view these titles, just click on the URL link in the catalogue record. From on campus, the titles will open on your computer screen.  From off campus,  most titles require authentication. (Off campus access details). Please remember to turn off your popup blocker.

 

What is the Difference between a Subscription Collection and a Purchased one?

The content in a subscription package is likely to change. Usually user access is unlimited.

The content in a purchased collection in permanent and will not change. Access varies from 1 to unlimited concurrent users.

 

How Many Students Can Look at the Book at One Time?

Look at this item in the library catalogue http://library.ufv.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=356729{CKEY}. Click on Catalog Record and half way down the Access Restriction information is listed. This information is available for most of our e-books.

 

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