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How do I copy and print from an e-book?


You can copy and print from e-books but the amount you can copy and print is restricted by publishers; different publishers and different platforms have different copy and print restrictions.

Most e-book platforms display your specific print and copy allowance for the title that you are using.

Please be aware that these limits are per user for the lifetime of the book.

Make sure that you comply with copyright law – generally one chapter per book or 10% of a given work is allowed.


     

Copying/printing on DawsonEra

Detailed instructions are available from the DawsonEra user guide and a  short video is also available.

After clicking the ‘Read online’ option, the copy and print icons can be located on the main tool bar of the reader, towards the right   Copyingprinting on DawsonEra 1

When you click on either of these options, you will be given details as to how much you can print/copy from this book and how many pages you have already printed/copied.

Click on ‘Preview’ and then print the document.

As a general guide you can copy 5% - 10% of a Dawsonera e-book and print between 10% - 20%

Copy or print is only available if you choose ‘Read online’; this functionality is not available if you download the text.

 

Copying/printing on VLeBooks (Askews & Holts)

Detailed instructions are available from the VLeBooks online reader help and user guide (please note that you need to be logged in to VLeBooks with your University username and password in order to see this page).

On the front page of the ebook you will see the print and copy allowance.

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After clicking the ‘Read online’ option, the copy and print icons can be located on the top bar of the reader:

                     Copying Printing VLe Copy Print

When you click on either of these options, you will be given details as to how much you can print/copy from this book and how many pages you have already printed/copied.

               Copying Printing VLe Print

 

Copying/printing on JSTOR

Please don’t use the ‘Print’ button on your browser.

Instead, select the chapter you want to print and click the 'Download PDF' button‌‌

Click on the box to accept JSTOR’s Terms and Conditions

JSTOR Acept terms and conditions

Open the article in your PDF reader and print from the PDF file
Although there are no printing/copying restrictions imposed by JSTOR, please be aware that such usage is still subject to the usual copyright restrictions.

 

Copying/printing on EBSCOhost

Detailed instructions are available from the EBSCOhost guide
From the detailed record screen, choose whether to view the full text in PDF or EPUB format 
You have the option to print, save or email pages. In each case the text will be converted to PDF format.

To print pages, click on the print pages icon: ‌   EBSCOhost Print Pages                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The print screen provides information as to:

  • your print allowance (and how much remains)  
  • the number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.
               EBSCOhost Print Pages as PDF
 
The number of pages you can print may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.
You can print individual pages, or page ranges, within the stated allowance. When you click ‘Print PDF’ the pages will be converted to a PDF file that can be printed.
Similar workflows apply to the ‘save pages’ and ‘email pages’ options:
EBSCOhost Save Pages
E-book pages saved as a PDF can be transferred to, and read on eReader devices such as the Nook or Kindle.