An introduction to ebooks at the EMU library.

R2 Ebook Tips

  1. The  R2 ebook page will have links to the chapters that you can read online. Use the + to see a list of chapter sections.
  2. Most R2 ebooks are single user ebooks and busy signals may be common. If another student is reading the book, you will have to try again later. If you want to rely solely on the ebook, it's essential that you plan to read ahead.
  3.  You might be able to print a limited number of pages from R2 ebooks. If you print too many pages, the printing function will be disabled by the database.
  4. If you want to save the ebook as a favorite in your browser, save the Esearch page (see instructions below). If you try to save a web address that you see after logging in to the book, the link might not work later.
  5. 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.
  6. You may be able to get immediate help using the ebook from Ask a Librarian chat.

Logging in to view the ebook

For R2 Ebooks you will be asked to log in with your EMU NetID both on and off campus.  EMU does not use other login/passwords for access to R2.

If you aren't asked to log in with your EMU NetID, there may be an issue with the link you have to the book. In that case, try searching for the ebook in Esearch (use ebook 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 Ebooks in the Library

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

Esearch logo  

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

Finding a Stable Direct Link to the Ebook

A stable direct link for an ebook from R2 Digital Library can be found by going to the Tools menu and using Export Citation.  The citation will include a direct link to the ebook. This link is already set for access from off campus (EMU Proxy.)

Login Problems?

Using library online resources and databases from off-campus requires your EMU netID login and password.

Most Common Solution:

Still having problems?

Not a current EMU Student?

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