E-books

 

How to find e-books ?

Academic e-books are available through the catalogue www.a-z.lu.

To search for e-books, you can simply enter a title, author(s) or key-word in the search bar. In the list of results, you will see an ‘Online Access’ link for each title that is available electronically. You can also filter the results by selecting « Digital Library », followed by « E-books(all) », in order to see only e-books in your list of results.

What are the access conditions ?

Access to e-books is reserved for students and staff members of the University of Luxembourg.

How to use and read an e-book ?

The majority of e-books available through www.a-z.lu can be read directly in your web browser.

You can also download chapters of the e-books as PDF files.

For e-books that can be downloaded entirely, you’ll be asked to install Adobe Digital Editions in regards to the DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection of the e-books. After creating your Adobe ID, you’ll be able to download the e-book as EPUB files, which will be accessible on your electronic device for a limited amount of time.

Can I copy-paste or print the e-books ?

Generally, e-books can be printed or copy-pasted, but a page limit is set by the supplier.

The platform won’t let me download an e-book. Why ?

Depending on the supplier, only a certain number of copies can be downloaded simultaneously for each title.

In some cases, the e-books can only be accessed in parts or chapter by chapter.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask the librarians for help via askalibrarian@uni.lu .

Why do I need Adobe Digital Editions and an Adobe ID ?

The e-books are protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management), which was created to secure the books’ copyright and to prevent piracy. Adobe Digital Editions is a program that allows you to access and read e-books that are protected by the DRM.

 

List of e-books suppliers

Most e-books can be consulted individually via the www.a-z.lu catalogue. Here is a list of the main databases and platforms that provide e-books in all disciplines.

Cantookstation est une plateforme de distribution de livres électroniques.

Credo Reference is a general reference solution offering more than 500 highly-regarded titles including. encyclopaedias, dictionaries and covering subjects such as Art, Bilinguals, Biography, Business, Conversions, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy & Psychology, Quotations, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, Technology.

De Gruyter ebooks : full access to all titles during the year 2020.

Ebook central : Discover full-text ebooks in multiple academic and general interest subject areas, sheet music titles and reports.

O'Reilly for Higher Education provides access to more than 38.000 digital books and more than 3.000 videos on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy.

Oxford Scholarship Online offers full text access to new Oxford books in Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Physics, and Psychology.
Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level (free to non-subscribed users), and up to 400 new and recently-published books are added each year.
features collections in the following areas: Archaeology & Classics, Asian Studies, Business & Economics, Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Social Care, History, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology, Sport & Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management.

SpringerLink ebooks is the world's second largest STM publisher, delivering high quality peer-reviewed journals through its acclaimed online service. SpringerLink is an interdisciplinary portal offering a wide range of information resources in all disciplines.

The complete list of available databases can be found in findit.

E-books available via the E-books.lu project from the National Library of Luxembourg

Numilog ebooks est un distributeur et diffuseur français de livres numériques. Vous avez accès aux plus que 650 ebooks (romans, ouvrages de non-fiction) qui peuvent être téléchargés.

Overdrive ebooks is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. Currently (December 2015) you have access to more than 200 english ebooks and audiobooks (fiction and non-fiction) which you may download onto your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Ciando E-books ist einer der größten E-Book-Händler im deutschen Sprachraum. Er bietet z. Zt. insgesamt ca. 79.000 Titel, darunter Lehrbücher, Sachbücher u. Romane, von über 200 verschiedenen Verlagen an. Diese werden dem Nutzer in Form einer elektronischen Ausleihe zur Verfügung gestellt.