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E-books: General

Information about library's e-book services and instructions how to use them

Quick links to the most popular e-book services

http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e000xww

 

What is an e-book?

An e-book or an electronic book (variously: ebook, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices.

Source: Wikipedia

Library's e-book services

Seinäjoki Academic Library acquires e-books mainly for students and staff at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. Anyone, however, having a Seinäjoki Academic Library's library card can borrow Ellibs e-books.

You can read e-books both in library premises and on computers at university network. The degree students and the staff of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences have access to library's e-books even outside the university network, for instance at home or on mobile devices through remote use. Use your SeAMK university username and password to log in. Downloading e-books on your mobile device is also possible.

Library acquires e-books from many different vendors, either in large packages or as individual titles. Therefore, the access rights, ways of reading, loan periods and required software may vary. Some e-books can be read by many users at the same time, some only one reader at a time.

Where do I find e-books?

  • Individual e-books can be found in library's SeAMK-Finna web service
  • E-book collections are available also on the web pages of different e-books services. E-book services that Academic Library has purchased are presented in this guide under the tab E-book services.

In SeAMK-Finna you can narrow search results to e-books and publications available online by clicking the options at the left

Narrow search -> Available online
Content type -> eBook

NB! If you are about to open an e-book link for the first time, take a look at the detailed instructions of each service in this guide. It maybe necessary to download a special software to read an e-book.

Usage rights

The usage rights of e-books are specified in licence agreements. Normally, you may only use e-books for the purposes of education, teaching, research and private study. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Detailed information about usage rights can be found on FinELib pages. Permitted and prohibited use are explained under each e-resource. First choose a resource by name. Information in English at the end of each page.

Remote access to e-resources

The degree students and the staff of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences are able to use electronic resources acquired by the library even outside the university network, for instance at home or on mobile devices.

Use your SeAMK university username and password to log in. They are the same which you use to log in to university network or to your SeAMK email.

Problems with remote access?