General Information about ebooks at NUL
The Northwestern University Library subscribes to a number of ebook collections. Remote access to most of the resources in this guide is restricted to current NU students, faculty, and staff with current, valid NU NetIDs.
If you are looking for a particular ebook, search NUcat: The Library Catalog by title or author to see if we have access to it. If you are looking to browse or search for ebooks on a particular topic, take a look at some of the general or subject-specific ebook collections that we have available.
Here is a more comprehensive list of ebook collections.
Things to keep in mind about ebooks
- Not all books are available in ebook format.
- Most library ebook collections are presented in formats that are intended for viewing in a browser on a computer. See the Downloading ebooks tab for more information about printing, copying text, and downloading.
- The ebook collections that the library subscribes to tend to be scholarly books rather than popular books.
- Many of the ebooks and ebook collections that we subscribe to have restrictions on accessibility and use. These restrictions are often created by the owner of the content whether it be a publisher, author, or another party who maintains rights over the digital product. The conditions often determine who can access the ebook, how it can be accessed or used, or if it can be downloaded or printed. The following article provides a good overview of Digital Rights Management.
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