Q. What is the difference between ebooks and electronic textbooks?
What is the difference between ebooks and electronic textbooks?
Electronic textbooks [etexts] are a type of ebook that is linked to the online course environment for students to use through the course. These books are paid for by the student via the etext fee and are for the use of students within that course. Some etexts can be downloaded to your home computer and used offline; some must be accessed via your course each time you use them.
Ebooks, as the term is used at the university, are electronic books that are available online via our library-purchased subscription databases and accessible through the Find Books link on the online library home page. Some Ebooks in the library’s collection are downloadable, some are not.
Note: some ebooks come from the publisher with licensing limitations specifying how many users may access the book at one time. This means you may open a book and see a message that it is already in use. If you encounter this, please try again later.