Finding and Using Ebooks

Highlights electronic books available through the University of Arkansas Libraries

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Jay McAllister

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About IEEE Xplore Ebooks

The Libraries have purchased ebooks from IEEE as well as publishers such as Wiley, MIT, and others on the IEEE Xplore platform published through 2018. 

Note that we do not have access to all books on the IEEE Xplore platform Look for the unlocked icon that denote you have access.  A locked icon indicates you do not have access through IEEE Xplore but check Find it!  to locate a copy elsewhere or to request the item on Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

Icons in IEEE Xplore showing access or no access.

 

The Basics: IEEE Xplore Ebooks

Where can I find them?

Most are in the library catalog and in QuickSearch.

How many simultaneous users?

Titles are licensed for unlimited users. 

Do I need a special account?

No.  You can create a personal account to save search strategies and create alerts. 

Are there download or print limits? 

Individual chapters and some entire books may usually be downloaded in PDF format.  There are no limits per session. 

Can I read offline? 

Individual chapters and some entire books may usually be downloaded to your device for offline reading.

Is special software needed? 

No.

How long may I check a book out to read offline?

Individual chapters and some entire books may usually be downloaded and kept indefinitely.  

Read Online

Most ebooks and ebook chapters on IEEE Xplore are PDF format only.  Download the entire book in PDF format or navigate to the individual book chapter to download that section. 

 

IEEE Xplore, download entier book or navigate to chapters.

When viewing an individual chapter, look for the PDF button to download. 

IEEE Xplore PDF chapter download

Read Offline

Most ebooks and ebook chapters on IEEE Xplore are PDF format only.  Download the entire book in PDF format or navigate to the individual book chapter to download that section. 

 

IEEE Xplore, download entier book or navigate to chapters.

When viewing an individual chapter, look for the PDF button to download. 

IEEE Xplore PDF chapter download

Linking for Classroom Use

The site allows multiple users to read the ebook at a time.

You may share permalinks to this content.  Please make sure to Athenize your link before sending it out. The OpenAthens link will guarantee access for remote users.