Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: May 03, 2018     Views: 187

Unlike downloading articles from ejournals, downloading ebooks often requires additional steps.

Many ebook providers use Digital Rights Management (DRM) to limit simultaneous access to ebooks and limit the amount of time you can use a downloaded ebook. DRM requires the ebook be associated with your personal account with that ebook provider. (If the ebook you are accessing does not offer PDF downloads, it probably uses DRM.)

If you have not previously created this personal account or profile, that will be the first step before you can download the ebook. Look for a link on the login page to create this profile. Once you have a profile and are logged in, you may also need to install additional software for the DRM to work on your computer or device, such as Adobe Digital Editions.

See our ebooks page for details on how ebooks work from the various providers and platforms we subscribe to.

If you want to put one of our ebooks on an ereader like a Kindle, Nook, or tablet device, the process will vary based on the format of the ebook. Most devices support PDFs. Advanced devices will support Adobe DIgital Editions for DRM'd books.