A guide on how to find and use ebooks in your research including instructions on EBL and other ebook platforms. How to find a variety of ebooks and how to read them on your computer and/or download them to an ereading device.
Full text, references, updates, and graphics from some of the most respected sources in medicine, nursing, and pharmacology. A searcher can choose to run a search in one text, selected texts, or all texts. Color diagrams, charts, and other textbook illustrations are available as thumbnails or full-sized graphics. Ovid updates books with most recent edition or with chapter/section updates when they are received from the publisher. Select Books@Ovid and pull down "limit to Books" to browse the available eBooks including many of the current Washington Manuals. To download a PDF file select the View in Book Reader button to access the eBook. Then select the green arrow to view the available Tools. Export to PDF is one of the available Tools.
Download/Print: display, download, and print for personal use, limited by copyright and fair use
Ereaders: download the pdf and use some pdf converter of your choice
Lending: yes, with some restrictions
EBL includes books from many publishers. Some titles are available for short-term loan and some have been purchased by WU Libraries. You can limit your search to titles that are available at WU. WUSTL key and password are required for access.
More information is available under Help/Feedback when you enter the EBL system.
Formats: image, pdf, Adobe Digital editions; your personal notes can be saved.
Download/Print: display, download, or print out, for your own research or study only; restrictions on each ebook limit the amount of content that you can print and copy when you read an ebook online. Printing is restricted to 20% of each ebook, and copying 5%. Similar restrictions apply when you read ebooks offline. Remaining print/copy balances can be viewed for each ebook on the Details tab in the Online Reader. The EBL Print Screen will also tally your remaining print balance while you print.
Ereaders: In general, devices using Windows or Mac operating systems, Android-based devices, and the Nook are compatible. The Kindle is currently not supported. View the compatibility list for mobile devices and apps compatible with EBL titles. Downloading EBL eBooks requires the installation of either Adobe Digital Editions or a free Apple Store app such as Bluefire Reader. An Adobe ID username and password (free) is required to transfer EBL ebooks to a Nook.
National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
Index to RAND documents and reports dating back to 1948, covering social and economic policy issues in the U.S. and overseas, international policy, and national security. Many are available full-text in PDF format for free.