General use & permalinks
Faculty should use permalinks found in the library's catalog in the full record for items they wish to link to in an online syllabus or in a Canvas course. The library will also do the same for professors in its Course Reserves area when requested to do so. The permalink can also be used as a URL in a bibliographic citation for those style manuals that call for a URL in the citation.
Some e-books can only be opened by one user at a time (single-user license). Others allow for multiple users to read the book simultaneously (multi-user license). Below is a list indicating the licensed use of some of the e-book platforms.
ACLS Humanities E-Books: single-user license. Cannot download.
Books 24x7: single-user license. Although most books do not offer PDF downloads, those that do will display the download browse tool in the tool bar.
Books at JSTOR: multi-user license. Chapter downloads only. DRM-free (can be used on devices without the need for special software)
ConnectNY Ebook Central (formerly EBL and Ebrary): Multi-user license agreement. All 18 ConnectNY libraries have multi-user access in perpetuity for titles owned. Some content is part of a subscription package and other content is purchased automatically by ConnectNY after a loan. Faculty should link to them via title's library catalog permalink, but students will have to login possibly twice, first to either library e-reserves (or Canvas), then into the Ebook Central platform. Downloadable for 7-day loan.
EBSCO E-Books (formerly NetLibrary): Licensed as single-user. Once closed, can be unavailable for 30 minutes. Can print up to 60 pages. Can't download.
PsycBooks: single-user license; not downloadable
Here are some screen shots of full records for e-books from both the library catalog and from the ConnectNY catalog for various e-book vendors. Determine the vendor before asking for help or to troubleshoot.