EBooks vs Print Books
eBooks, when available, are preferred over print books with the following exceptions:
- Books that contain highly formatted or visual content — such as art works, charts, and graphs — or are otherwise difficult to use in electronic format.
- Books that are likely to be read cover-to-cover such as novels and books intended for a popular audience.
- Books that are available in paperback for significantly less than the eBook, AND for which there is minimal projected usage by branch campuses.
If the library owns a print copy of a title, the eBook may still be added via Demand Driven Acquisitions.
If the library owns an electronic copy of a title, the print copy may be obtained upon request via Interlibrary Loan.
For purchase suggestions, the title will be acquired in the requested format when available.
- Ebsco Academic Ebook Collection
- ATLA Monograph Collection
- Older NetLibrary group purchase deals through a variety of consortia
EBL Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA)
The DDA title list includes eBooks with a purchase price of $90 or less published within the last 3 years. Other titles may be added manually at the discretion of the librarians. When adding titles, both purchase price and short-term loan prices should be taken into consideration.
Non-owned titles are automatically purchased after 1 short-term loan.
Biblical Studies, textbooks and other high-use titles should be purchased outright to avoid short-term loan fees.
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Amsterdam University Press
Ashgate Publishing Group
Baker Publishing Group
Baylor University Press
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Brill Academic Publishers
Brookings Institution Press
Cambridge University Press
Columbia University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group
Duke University Press
Edinburgh University Press
Emerald Group Publishing
Georgetown University Press
Greenwood Publishing Group
Haworth Press, The
Indiana University Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Louisiana State University Press
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Manchester University Press
Marquette University Press
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
McGraw Hill International
New York University Press
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Palgrave Macmillan USA
Perseus Books LLC
Peter Lang International Academic Pubs.
Princeton University Press
Purdue University Press
Rowman & Littlefield
Rutgers University Press
Southern Illinois University Press
Springer Publishing Company
Stanford University Press
Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Temple University Press
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
United Nations University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Iowa Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of New Mexico Press
University of North Carolina Press
University of Tennessee Press
University Press of California
University Press of Florida
University Press of Mississippi
University Press of Princeton
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Wilfrid Laurier University Press