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Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science: Student E-Textbooks

Publisher Links to WSU ebooks

Off-campus? Try using the WSU Proxy bookmarklet with Science Direct and the Wiley Online Library.

Online Textbooks from WSU LIbraries

Library e-books come from different suppliers and with different licensing guidelines, but there are 2 major differences:

  1. Unlimited simultaneous users - there is no limit on the number of users who can access the book at one time. Generally books from Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and eBrary Academic Complete offer unlimited simultaneous users.
  2. One simultaneous user - only one user can access the ebook at one time. Others who try to access it will be put in a queue. Ebrary books limit to just one simultaneous user.

All are available remotely from outside WSU. When you try to access WSU-subscribed resources, you will be asked for your WSU Network ID and password. Enter it and you will be allowed access.

Purchasing e-books vs library online textbooks

E-books that you can purchase:

You will always have a local copy available on whatever device you are using (laptop, e-phone, iPad) AND online access via Vet Consult.  This allows you to add notes, highlights, etc. that are saved and synced with all of your devices.  You’ll have these after graduation with opportunities to upgrade for new editions.

E-books available from WSU Libraries :

Library e-books come from different suppliers and with different licensing guidelines. Some allow unlimited, remote access and downloadable pdf's. Others limit access to just one user at a time or read-only online access.

In deciding whether to depend on library books, either print and/or electronic, consider how you will use the book, how often, and how much you want to invest in a book. E-books from the Library are useful  for books that you won’t be using often and don’t want to spend the money to purchase. For instance, if you are interested mainly in small animals, you might not opt to buy a book on food animal medicine.

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