An introduction to e-books at the EMU library.

JSTOR E-Book Tips

  1. The JSTOR e-book page will have links to PDF copies of the chapters. You can download or print chapters for personal use.
  2. JSTOR e-books don't have limits on simultaneous users, so you should never get a busy signal.
  3. If you want to save the e-book as a favorite in your browser, be sure to save the stable URL for the book (at the top of the table of contents page). There is sometimes a stable URL provided for specific chapters.
  4. If you have trouble logging in, the most common problems are:
    a. You may need to set your browser to accept cookies.
    b. If your EMU NetID password has expired, you may need to change your password.
  5. You may be able to get immediate help using the e-book from staff at the EMU Library Information Desk by calling 734-487-2445.

Logging in to view the e-book

If you are on campus, you don't need to login to access a JSTOR e-book. If if you are off campus,  you will be asked to log in with your EMU NetID.  If you aren't asked to log in, there may be an issue with the link you have to the book. In that case, try searching for the e-book in E-search (use e-book search provided below).

If you are asked to log in and your login doesn't work, you may need to update your NetID password (see Login Problems below).

To authenticate your browser needs to accept cookies. If you have trouble logging into the book, you may need to change browser settings to accept cookies.

Search for E-books in the Library

This search finds only the electronic books in the EMU Library.

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Linking to the Esearch record

Permanent links provided in Esearch already include EZproxy information. Just select the Permanent Link next to the book title in the search results, and copy the URL:

Esearch permanent link example

Find a Stable Direct Link to the Book

JSTOR provides a Stable URL at the top of the table of contents page. Use the EMU Proxy Link Generator on the first page of this guide to create a stable link that will work from off campus.

There may also be a stable URL for each chapter of the JSTOR e-book.

Log-in Problems?

To use library online resources and databases from home

  • Use links on EMU library web site or guides. Going directly to journal or database websites will not usually work.
  • Enter your EMU netID login and password.


Other access problems?

Not a current EMU Student?

  • Use MeL Databases. These databases can be used by Michigan residents.