This table lists the eBook platforms, as well as the many engineering eBooks collections from specific publishers, available at University of Toronto Libraries. Click on the link to be brought directly to the eBook platform or collection. To view all UTL eBook resources, view the library-wide libguide. All the eBooks can be searched via the library catalogue - here is a brief video on how to do so.
For a more comprehensive overview of eBook platforms, click here.
|Download or print
PDF of a chapter?
|Cambridge Books Online
(Cambridge University Press)
|Multidisciplinary||No||Yes||Only titles with 'Puchased Access' icon can be accessed|
1. Must create ebrary account
2. Bluefire reader app is recommended for viewing ebrary content on mobile devices.
EBSCOhost ebook collection
# of pages for printing/downloading
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||Multidisciplinary||No||Yes|
|IEEE Xplore||Engineering||No||Yes||Not all books listed in collection are available with UTL's subscription|
Limit of page #s for printing/downloading determined by publisher, usually:
|Oxford Reference Online||Multidisciplinary||No||Can print sections/definitions
PDF downloads not available
|Not all books/entries listed in collection are available with UTL's subscription|
|Scholars Portal Books (*platform)||Multidisciplinary||Yes||Yes||SP has titles that can be borrowed for up to 72 hours. Refer to the FAQ on how to download these select titles.|
|ScienceDirect||Engineering, science, social sciences||No||Yes||Click 'Show full-text available' on the left for a list of items that can be downloaded|
|Springer||Multidisciplinary||No||Yes||Use the 'Refine Your Search' on the left side after browsing or searching a keyword to select 'Books'|
|Taylor & Francis eBooks||Multidisciplinary||Yes
in PDF, for any book that has 'Full Access'
1. Chapters cannot be downloaded in separate files
2. When searching for a book using keywords, click the 'Full access only' box to receive results UTL has purchased.
|Wiley Online Library||Multidisciplinary||No||Yes||
1. Unlocked padlock icon beside the chapter indicates UTL has full-text access to the eBook
2. Use the Filter List on the right-hand side while searching/browsing, and under 'Publication Type' select 'Books'.
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