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Ebooks: Using Marx Library Ebooks with Ereaders: ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Compatible Devices

  1. Kindle
  2. Nook
  3. Sony eReader
  4. Kobo
  5. iPad
  6. Android

Printing/Downloading Restrictions

There is no DRM (digital rights management) on Elsevier ebooks; however, systematic downloading and printing of Elsevier ebooks is not allowed.


The Marx Library has a limited number of Elsevier (ScienceDirect) ebooks, so it's best to look for them in one of three places, instead of using the ScienceDirect web site:

  1. SOUTHcat: Elsevier ebooks are cataloged, so title, keyword, author, and subjects searches will retrieve the records.
  2. OneSearch: because they are cataloged in SOUTHcat, Elsevier ebooks will show up in OneSearch
  3. Journal/Ebook List: a title search will retrieve any record with the the terms in the title.

Book Record

The ScienceDirect book detail screen provides the bibliographic information for a book, the table of contents, and tools to export the citation to a citation manager.


Elsevier titles can only be downloaded chapter by chapter, not the full book as one file; however, you can choose to download all the chapters at once. This will create a zip file on your computer.

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