An introduction to ebooks at the EMU library.

ScienceDirect Ebook Tips

  1. Scroll down the page to find links to individual chapters. Sometimes you need to click on section titles to see individual chapters.
  2. The ScienceDirect ebook page will have links to PDF copies of the chapters. You can download or print chapters for personal use.
  3. ScienceDirect ebooks don't have limits on simultaneous users, so you should never get a busy signal.
  4. If you want to save the ebook as a favorite in your browser, save the Esearch page using instructions below. Bookmarking the web page after you have logged into the ebook might create a link that won't work correctly from off campus.
  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 use the ebook

If you are on campus, you don't need to login to access a ScienceDirect ebook. 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 ebook in E-search (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 Help with Online Access 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

Help with online access 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.