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A general resource for information about electronic books.
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide with help you find and use ebook resources, both available through Geisel Library and the Internet.


Ebooks and Ereaders

Ebooks can be accessed via any number of devices, from the desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, to the various handheld ereaders, and even from smartphones! 

This guide will help you:

  • identify and use ebook and audiobook resources 24/7
  • use electronic reading devices to access and read books
  • determine the best way to download ebooks to your computer or mobile device

Ebook Formats


A document sharing format created in the early 90s. It is best for highly formatted content and has the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.



An open ebook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It features reflowable text, inline images and the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.



A format primarily designed for PDAs and older mobile devices



Amazon's propietary DRM restricted format.



LRF, LRS, LRX are Sony's proprietary formats. They have been superseded by Sony's acceptance of epub as the default format in their ebook store.

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