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Using Shapiro Library Content in the LMS

This guide is for SNHU instructional designers, course developers, deans, faculty and staff that want to use library resources in the LMS and to ensure best practices are followed.

E-book Databases


ProQuest eBook Central 

Description: mix of owned, subscribed and at times Patron Driven Acquisition 

Recommendation: Check license type of individual titles with a Verify Library License form. The eLearning team will respond and let you know if we can buy an unlimited owned license and if the cost of the book is acceptable. 

Green Check No risk: Purchase an owned unlimited license. Any amount of users can access and library owns the eBook. 

Red X Icon High risk: Subscribed license which ProQuest or the publisher can pull the eBook at any time. Unlimited users but ebooks are removed twice a year.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Description: mix of owned, subscribed and at times PDA titles 

Recommendation: Check license type of individual titles with a Verify Library License form. The eLearning team will respond and let you know if we can buy an unlimited owned license and if the cost of the book is acceptable. 

Green Check No risk: Purchase an owned unlimited license. Any amount of users can access and library owns the eBook. 

Red X Icon High risk: Subscribed license which EBSCO or the publisher can pull the eBook at any time. Unlimited users but ebooks are removed twice a year. 

ACLS Humanities E-book Project

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Look for the title in EBSCO e-books or ProQuest eBook Central, ask an eLearning Librarian or LRM to assist. If the e-book is available to purchase unlimited in those platforms, purchase it there. If not available there and the title is high quality, use ACLS. 

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which ACLS or the publisher can pull the eBook at any time. Unlimited users can access at any given time. 

ACM Books Collection

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: We do not currently recommend ACM ebooks to be placed in the LMS due to accessibility concerns.

Red X Icon High riskSubscribed license which ACM can pull content at any time. Unlimited users can access at any given time. 

American Chemical Society eBooks

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives and use at some risk that the content may be removed.

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which ACS can pull content at any time. Unlimited users can access at any given time. 

Business Expert Press

Description: Owned, unlimited 

Recommendation: Use this content as much as we can. 

Green Check No risk: All titles are owned by the library and unlimited amount of users can access the e-books. 

CRCnetBaseEngNetBase (Taylor & Francis)

Description: Owned, unlimited and EBA

Recommendation: Check license type of individual titles with a Verify Library License form. The eLearning team will respond and let you know if we can buy an unlimited owned license and if the cost of the book is acceptable.  Once we have verified the license, use much and often. 

Green Check No risk: Once the license is verified for the title, we own it and have it available for an unlimited number of students. 

eBook Collection from Cambridge

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Check license type of individual titles with a Verify Library License form. The eLearning team will respond and let you know if we can buy an unlimited owned license and if the cost of the book is acceptable.  Once we have verified the license, use much and often. 

Green Check No risk: Once the license is verified for the title, we own it and have it available for an unlimited number of students. 

Harvard Business Review Press - EBSCO

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Use this content often! HBR content is published by Harvard and the likelihood of removing their own titles from the database is low. 

Green Check No risk: Use this content often!

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Description: Subscribed, multi-user

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives  and use at some risk that the content may be removed.

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which IEEE can pull content at any time. Multiple users can access a resource at the same time. 

IT certification Collection (McGraw-Hill eBook Library)

Description: Subscribed, multi-user

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives  and use at some risk that the content may be removed.

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which McGraw Hill can pull content at any time. Multiple users can access a resource at the same time. 

JSTOR (ebooks)

Description: owned, unlimited, EBA, DDA

Recommendation: Use this resource often. A purchase will be triggered for an ebook (if it isn't already owned) after six chapter views. JSTOR is a very stable resource.

Green Check No risk: Use this content often!

Knovel

Description: Subscribed, unlimited 

Recommendation: Make full use of the resources in Knovel as the publisher does not remove content. 

Green Check No Risk: Use often!

PsycBooks

Description: Subscribed, multi-user

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives  and use at some risk that the content may be removed.

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which APA can pull content at any time. Multiple users can access a resource at the same time. 

Oxford University Publishing (Oxford Clinical Psychology, Oxford Medicine Online, Oxford Scholarship Online)

Description: EBA, Owned, Unlimited

Recommendation: Fill out the Verify Library License form to let us know you are using a title and we will purchase the ebook. 

Green Check No Risk: Use often, but make sure to let us know through the Verify Library License form!

Rittenhouse (R2)

Description: Owned, one user licenses only

Recommendation: We do not currently recommend using Rittenhouse e-books in the LMS. Look for the title in EBSCO e-books or ProQuest eBook Central, ask an eLearning Librarian or LRM to assist. If the e-book is available to purchase unlimited in those platforms, purchase it there. High cost in Rittenhouse to add more licenses if we get reports that many students are trying to access.

Red X Icon High risk: Only one student at a time can access these e-books.

SAGE Knowledge 

Description: Mixture of owned and subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: All e-books from 2007-present are owned. Anything with a publication date of 2006 or older, please fill out a verify license request form to inquire if we own it or if we need to purchase.

Green Check No risk: Content that is older than 2007 needs to be verified, but 2007-2019 e-book titles we own and have available for an unlimited number of students. 

SPIE

Description: Subscribed, multi-user

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives and use at some risk that the content may be removed.

Yellow Caution Icon Some risk: Subscribed license which SPIE can pull content at any time. Multiple users can access a resource at the same time. 

Safari Tech Books Online

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Verify that the content well supports the learning objectives  and use at some risk that the content may be removed without notification.

Yellow Caution IconSome risk: Subscribed license which Safari or the publisher can pull the eBook at any time. Unlimited users but ebook can be pulled.

Very Short Introductions

Description: Subscribed, unlimited

Recommendation: Use this content often! Very Short Introductions titles are published by Oxford and the likelihood of removing their own titles from the database is low. 

Green Check No risk: Use this content often!