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Ebooks with Permissive Terms

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ACLS Humanities eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use View/print 10 pages at a time, unlimited number of times. Prohibited Link Subscription
ACSESS Digital Library Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use; multiple copies for classroom use not permitted. Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
ACM Proceedings Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for non-commercial use; must bear ACM copyright notice Permitted for chapters Link Subscription
ASCE eBooks, Standards, and Proceedings Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Subscription
Business Expert Press Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
CABI eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Prohibited Link Purchase
Cambridge eBooks Unlimited None 1 chapter per title or 5% of pages in total collection every 4 weeks DRM-Free PDF; 1 chapter per title or 20% of total collection every 4 weeks Prohibited Link Purchase
CRC NetBASE and Handbooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase (full collections not currently subscribed)
De Gruyter eBooks Unlimited None Minimal amounts for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Gale Cengage (GDL/GVRL) Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Prohibited Link Purchase
IEEE-MIT Press eBooks 50 None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF; print/photocopy reasonable amounts for scholarly/research uses Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
IEEE Proceedings and Standards Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF; print/photocopy reasonable amounts for scholarly/research uses Permitted for chapters Link Subscription
JSTOR eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Morgan & Claypool Synthesis eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Oxford Very Short Introductions Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Subscription
Palgrave MacMillan eBooks Unlimited None Minimal amounts for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
SAGE Reference Unlimited None Up to 10% of the book Up to 10% of the book may be printed or saved as a PDF Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
ScienceDirect eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
ScienceDirect eTextbooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Prohibited Link Purchase
SpringerLink eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Taylor & Francis eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
UPCC Books (Project MUSE) Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
UPSO University Press Scholarship Online eBooks Unlimited None Minimal amounts for personal use Single copies of limited portions DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Wageningen Academic eBooks Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase
Wiley-Blackwell Online Books Unlimited None Unrestricted for personal use DRM-Free PDF for personal use Permitted for chapters Link Purchase

Open Access Ebooks

Open Access ebook collections included in PolyCat, Serials Solutions, and SearchEverything (where available) include the following:

  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
  • HathiTrust
  • IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans (World Health Organization)
  • National Academies Press Free eBooks
  • Open Humanities Press Books
  • Open Textbook Catalog
  • OpenStax College
  • O'Reilly Open Books

For further information, see the Open and Affordable Resources Guide.