e-Books@Mac


Multiple Title e-Book Collections

Collection
Subjects
# title
approx.
Subscription
OR
Purchase
Notes
ABC - CLIO (Locally hosted) Reference
History
3
Purchase
ABC-CLIO - Greenwood Press Titles Humanities, Social Sciences
>100
Purchase
 
Access Engineering - McGraw-Hill Engineering
 
Subscription (OCUL)
  • 5 concurrent users
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project (American Council of Learned Societies) Humanities 3,000

Subscription

  • Unlimited concurrent users
  • Fair use printing and downloading; incorporation in course packs permitted
  • NO ILL 
  • No archival access to content
  • Free MARC records
Alexander Street Press Collection Humanities
Social Sciences
>10,000 individual items
Subscription (CRKN)
  • 18 databases
ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library Engineering
1,500
Subscription
  • Course Packs and Electronic Reserve permitted
  • ILL permitted
  • Local load permitted for content added during subscribed period
  • Access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTMl book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years. Includes over 1,500 books (e.g. manuals, STPs, monographs, handbooks, symposia, etc.)
Cambridge University Press (CRKN Purchase) Multi-disciplinary
2,764
Purchase
  • Multiple concurrent users
  • Course Packs and Course Reserves permitted, limited to a maximum of 20% of the title
  • ILL permitted via print, scan, and fax in Canada only
  • Hosted on the ebrary platform and books.scholarsportal.info
  • Permitted to print or copy a maximum of 20% of the content; or less, if managed by global DRM restrictions at Ebrary or Scholars Portal.
Canada's Information Resources Centre (formerly Canada InfoDesk)
Reference
Canadian Politics & Government
7
Subscription
  • Includes: Associations Canada, Canadian Almanac & Directory, Canadian Environmental Directory, Financial Services Canada
Canadian Publishers Collection Multi-disciplinary
8,131 purchased from 47 publishers
Purchase
  • Multiple concurrent users
  • Course Packs and reserves NOT permitted
  • E-Reserves permitted
  • Hosted on the ebrary platform and books.scholarsportal.info
  • Permitted to print or copy a maximum of 30% of the content; or less, if managed by global DRM restrictions at Ebrary or Scholars Portal. 
  • Some issues with content being withdrawn by publisher.
Canadian Public Policy Collection Multi-disciplinary
14,000+
Subscription.  Documents are also freely available:  the subscription provides MARC records and perpetual access
  • Unlimited concurrent users
  • ILL, Course Packs & E-Reserves permitted
  • Hosted on the ebrary platform and books.scholarsportal.info
  • Permitted to print or copy a maximum of 100% of the content; or less, if managed by global DRM restrictions at Ebrary or Scholars Portal.
Canadian Health Research Collection Multi-disciplinary
8,000+
HSL subscription.  Documents are also freely available:  the subscription provides MARC records and perpetual access
  • Unlimited concurrent users
  • ILL, Course Packs & E-Reserves permitted
  • Hosted on the ebrary platform and books.scholarsportal.info
  • Permitted to print or copy a maximum of 100% of the content; or less, if managed by global DRM restrictions at Ebrary or Scholars Portal.
  • Sometimes content is withdrawn by publisher.
CIAO(Columbia International Affairs Online) Political Science
25

Subscription

Additional titles available on the site (Oct 2013)
CogNet (MIT)
Psychology
>600
Subscription
  • The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Community Online featuring 6 MIT Press journals, over 600 books, job postings, library resources, graduate studies.
  • Book chapters may be read onscreen or saved to the desktop.  Not possible to print any content.
Early Canadiana Online Canadian History
11,615
 
EBL (eBook Library) Multi-disciplinary
>1,600 (owned)
 

>8,000
(DDA)

 
  • MAC ID required on and off campus
  • Purchased EBL ebooks allow multiple simultaneous users.  Limited to 325 uses per year, at which time additional copies can be purchased.
  • Print limited to 20% of the book; copying limited to 5%.  Remaining print/copy balances can be viewed for each ebook on the Details tab in the Online Reader.
  • Patron-driven request pilot (launched Mar 5, 2007; concluded Jan 2009--STLs suspended Jan-June 2009)
  • EBL profile revised and STL records re-loaded June 2009
  • Moved to DDA through YBP, November 2013

Ebrary (platform)

  • also see Cambridge, Oxford, Canadian Publishers Collection, Canadian Public Policy Collection, Canadian Health Research Collection
Multidisciplinary
>1,000
 
>3,000 (DDA)
Purchase
  • Individually selected titles may have only one simultaneous user, or may have been purchased at a higher cost for multiple users.  Check with collections to confirm level (SUPO or MUPO).
  • Print limit will display under 'Infotools'.  Print liimit of 100 pages is common, but varies by collection.
  • Single-user titles can be read online but not downloaded. 
Ebscohost E-books (formerly NetLibrary) Multi-disciplinary
OCUL:
9,699

Local:
101
 Purchase
  • One user at a time per book
ECCO and ECCO II (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) Multi-disciplinary
136,426
 
 Purchase, with maintenance fee
  • Can limit search to specific subject area (including general reference)
  • When complete, the full collection will include nearly 138,000 titles
EEBO (Early English Books Online) Humanities
Social Sciences
Purchase, with maintenance fee  
Elsevier Health Sciences
474
Purchase
 
 
GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) Reference
68
Some purchased, some subscription
  • Title List purchased by McMaster
  • Purchased e-books can be archived locally (CD or download).
  • Other titles arranged through Knowledge Ontario and OCUL
Harvard University Press 2013 Front List Humanities, Social Sciences
Approx 300
Purchase (OCUL)
  • via the DeGruyter ebooks platform
  • No simultaneous usage limits.
  • Fair Dealing limits on printing and downloading
Idea Group Inc. Information Science
Technology
Management
11
 
  •  purchased reference books; see InfoSci-Books
IEEE Wiley 2012-2015 front list Engineering
Approx 40 books per year
Purchase (OCUL)
  • Via the IEEE XPlore platform
  • Fair Dealing:  able to download, print, and save chapters
IEEE Xplore Computer Science
Engineering
>10,000 proceedings
 

Subscription

  • Ebooks, conference proceedings, standards, etc.
IET Ebooks - 1974-2012 Electrical Engineering
Approx 300
Purchase (OCUL)
  • DRM free access. No limits on simultaneous access.
InfoSci-Books (IGI Globa) Information Science
Technology
Management
>2000
 Subscription
  • DRM free access, .pdf chapters.  Unlimited simultaneous users
  • ILL requests may be fulfilled only by the Institution printing a copy of the item and providing that print copy, or a photocopy or facsimile transmission
International Development Research Centre Social Sciences
>360
Free  
Knovel Civil Engineering
>460
Subscription
  • Two subject areas: Civil Engineering & Construction Materials; and Fire Protection. Titles from a range of publishers.
LION (Literature Online) Literature
Poetry
Reference
16,350

 Subscription via CRKN

  • Includes 230 Knowledge Notes, student guides
MD Consult Health Sciences
Medicine
64
 
 
 
ORO (Oxford Reference Online) Reference
179
 Subscription  
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf Reference
24
Purchase
 
Oxford Islamic Studies Online     Subscription  
Oxford Music Online Reference
Music
   
  • Includes
    • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
    • Oxford Dictionary of Music
    • Grove Music Online
    • Oxford Companion to Music
Oxford University Press (CRKN Purchase) - hosted on Ebrary and Scholars Portal Multi-disciplinary
5,371
Purchase
  • Multiple concurrent users
  • Course Packs and Course Reserves permitted, limited to a maximum of 20% of the title
  • ILL permitted via print, scan, and fax in Canada only
  • Hosted on the ebrary platform and books.scholarsportal.info
  • Permitted to print or copy a maximum of 20% of the content; or less, if managed by global DRM restrictions at Ebrary or Scholars Portal.
Oxford UPSO (OCUL Purchase) - hosted on Oxford and Scholars Portal Multi-disciplinary
9,192
Purchase
  • Titles from Oxford, and 9 additional scholarly presses
  • Purchase includes titles up to May 2013
  • Multiple concurrent users
PhD Thesis - eBooks (MacSphere @ McMaster) Multi-disciplinary
4,259
 
 
 
Rand Corporation e-book Multi-disciplinary
 
 
SourceOECD. Books Multi-disciplinary
1,152

 Subscription

  • OECD Factbook is a good statistics reference source. Click on "At a Glance" tab to access it.
Springer
Multi-disciplinary
>36,000
 
Purchase
Note:  some major reference works excluded from collection.  No access to Springer Protocols ("Methods In...)
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • no limits on number of views
  • e-book printing, e-mailing and non-systematic downloading permitted
  • Coursepacks, ILL permitted
  • Each collection contains books, textbooks, reference books, monographs, and book series
  • Coverage: 2005 onwards.  Series coverage goes back to 1997.
  • Exclusions:  series from 'Springer Protocols' - e.g., Methods in Molecular Biology.  For 2013 onwards, we have not purchased the 'Energy' collection.
STAT!Ref Health Sciences
48

 Subscription

 

 
Taylor & Francis e-books (CRKN Purchase) - includes Routledge and other imprints Multi-disciplinary
12,030
Purchase
  • Unlimited users (except for titles considered 'textbooks')
  • Most titles are DRM free - there are no limits on downloading and printing for PERSONAL use.  Where DRM applies there will be two views of the book, 'Online' and 'Offline'.
  • Course Packs and Course Reserves permitted, limited to a maximum of 20% of the title
  • ILL permitted via print, scan, and fax in Canada only
Thieme ElectronicBook Library Health Sciences
 
 
 
         

Single Title e-Books

Title
Subjects
# title
approx.
Subscription
OR
Purchase
Notes
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Reference
Sociology
   
Brill's New Pauly Online Reference
Classics
 Subscription
Columbia Gazetteer of the World Geography  Subscription  
Mental Measurements Yearbook (Buros) Psychology  Subscription  
Oxford English Dictionary Reference  Subscription  
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (REP) Philosophy  Subscription