Learn how to download and transfer ebooks from library resources and transfer to an ereader.
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012
Welcome to the Ereader Libguide for USD. This site is in an unfinished state and will be constantly updated. Check back often for more information or contact the library if you have any questions concerning ebooks or your ebook reader.
- USD Ebook Resources
Not all of the books from these resources can be downloaded. Some of them have to be read online. Also, many journal databases allow you to download files in PDF or other file formats that can be transfered to readers.
- Project Gutenberg
This site hosts book in the public domain. Most books are available in a number of formats. The type of ereader you will be using will dictate which format is the best. For most readers you should download the EPUB version but the Kindle has its own file formate available.
- Google Books
Not every book is available to download. Some have only a short preview.
- Google's Ebook Store
Google's recently opened ebook store. Has support for a variety of file formats for different readers.
- Feedbooks - Public Domain
Feedbooks sells ebooks but also hosts a number of titles in the public domain that can be downloaded for free.
An extremely useful web-based application that converts webpages into ebooks.
There are a couple of installation options. If you use Chrome as your browser, then you can install an extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Otherwise, you can watch the following video and install the program from http://dotepub.com/.
This guide was originally created by Weston Cole, a third year law student at USD School of Law. Managing Editor - Sustainable Development Journal of Law; President of VITA at USD